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Education Grants

Proposal deadline: Rolling
Funding opportunity: Institutional funding
Funding period: Up to 12 months
Funding maximum: $5,000
Contact: MaryAnn Celis

Program Detail

CGP's Education Grant Program seeks to increase awareness and understanding of Japan in the U.S. through the support of teacher training, curriculum development, and community outreach efforts. This program aims to address the needs of K-12 students, teachers, and the larger community. CGP welcomes creative and innovative approaches that may be replicated in other areas. Through the Education Grant Program, CGP hopes to provide a foundation for deepening mutual understanding, building a stronger U.S.-Japan relationship, and nurturing a global outlook. 

The Education Grant Program awards grants of up to $5,000.

Application Deadline

CGP welcomes applications on a rolling basis. Applications must be submitted at least 2 months prior to the project’s start date.

Applicants will receive notification of the funding decision 1-2 months after submission.


  • Project must commence between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Preparatory activities can be included in the time frame of the project. 
  • The applying institution must be exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 
  • A minimum of 20% of the total project budget must be secured from non-CGP sources.
  • Previous CGP grantees are eligible to apply again if the proposed project includes a new target audience and/or contains substantial changes. However, CGP will not support the same project beyond three years.

Grant Coverage

  • Educational outreach projects such as lectures about Japanese culture and society or teacher workshops on how to teach Japanese culture and society are the main target for funding.
  • Cultural events such as performances, exhibitions, festivals, movie screenings, readings, and demonstrations of Japanese arts are eligible but must include an educational outreach component (e.g. interactive presentations, lectures, workshops)


This grant program prioritizes projects that:
  • Reach underserved schools and communities with little exposure to Japan, particularly in the Midwest, Mountain, and South regions*
  • Reach a significant number of students, educators, or community members
  • Involve individuals and organizations new to the field of K-12 education on Japan
  • Connect with local resources such as museums, higher education institutions, Japan-America Societies, Japanese businesses, and the resident Japanese community of families, students, and professionals
  • Demonstrate innovation and potential for replication in other regions
Ongoing and annual events are less priority. Projects that are limited to the scope of a single school or single day will also be considered less of a priority.
* Midwest (IL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, MI, IN, OH, SD, WI); Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV,UT, WY); South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV)

Application Process

To apply for the Education Grant, please refer to the application checklist  and send a complete package of all following materials to the address below.

1. Grant Application Cover Sheet 
2. Narrative
  • Free form, 2-4 pages
  • Please describe your project in as much detail as possible. The narrative must include all of the following: project background and rationale, project activities, project timeline, anticipated impact including the number of people served by the project, dissemination plan, anticipated outputs, and future plans for sustainability of the project.

3. Curriculum Vitae
  • Please submit the CVs of the project director and all key participants.

4. Proof of tax-exempt status
  • Please submit a copy of your IRS determination letter indicating that the organization is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

5. Institutional information (annual report, etc.)

6. Detailed budget 
  • Please submit a complete budget showing the entire cost of your project. 
  • A MINIMUM of 20% of the total project budget must be secured from non-CGP sources such as the applying institution or other foundations.
  • Each line item must include a detailed breakdown.
  • CGP is able to cover direct costs (reasonable costs directly related to the proposed project). Examples of direct costs include salary & honorarium, travel expenses, publication costs, conference room rental fees, etc. 
  • CGP cannot cover indirect costs or support for capital funds and endowment drives, rent, the procurement of equipment, etc.

Submit all materials to:       
Attn: Education Grants Program
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership  
1700 Broadway 15th Fl
New York , NY 10019 


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