Grassroots Exchange & Education

In order to further enhance the global partnership between US and Japan, CGP fosters US-Japan grassroots exchange in various ways, including region to region, civil society, and youth exchange programs. CGP also promotes understanding of Japanese culture and society in the United States, focusing on K-12 education and community outreach.

Institutional Funding

  • CGP Grant Program - Grassroots Program

    December 3, 2018

    Supports major organizations to establish national and/or regional networks, capacity building, and innovative program development for US-Japan exchange and outreach

  • Education Grants


    Supports teacher training, curriculum development and community outreach efforts addressing the needs of K-12 students, teachers and the larger community

  • Grassroots Exchange Discretionary Grants


    Aims to create new networks and strengthen existing networks between nonprofit organizations and citizens groups in the US and Japan around common social issues

  • Japan America Society (JAS) Initiative

    December 1, 2017 - Concept papers not mandatory but encouraged

    Supports networking and capacity building among Japan America Societies (JAS) in the US to encourage sustained growth and innovation

  • Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) Program


    Promotes US-Japan exchange activities and fosters a grassroots understanding about Japan by dispatching Japanese individuals to volunteer in communities in the US

  • JET Memorial Project - Montgomery Dickson Memorial

    N/A - not an open program

    The “JET Memorial Project,” commemorates the two American JET participants, Ms. Taylor Anderson and Mr. Montgomery Dickson who lost their lives during the Great East Japan Earthquake (March, 2011).