Focus of This Profile: Grants for biodiversity conservation, environmental education, and sustainable development.
Principal Office: Japan
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is Japan's largest international trading company, operating in approximately 80 countries and in virtually every industrial sector.
Through its programs of corporate citizenship, Mitsubishi makes grants for environmental conservation and sustainable development in the Americas, Europe and Africa, and Asia and Oceania.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Thematic interests of Mitsubishi’s environmental interests include (but are not limited to):
1 -- Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas. MC’s Foundation for the Americas provides funding for environmental causes throughout the Americas in environmental education; biodiversity conservation; environmental justice; and sustainable development.
Grants are made to organizations which have charitable nonprofit status in the USA and in other countries (of the Americas).
Most grants range from US$10 thousand to US$300 thousand for projects of one to five years.
About the program
2 -- Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa. MC’s Fund for Europe and Africa contributes to environment and development projects in Europe and Africa in environmental conservation; education of the public in environmental conservation; and poverty alleviation.
Grants are made to charitable nonprofit organizations and academic institutions in the UK, Europe, and Africa.
Most grants range from £20 thousand to £150 thousand.
About the program
APPLICATION (for 1-2 preceding): The two foundations (Americas; Europe and Africa) follow similar but separate grant-making processes and criteria.
Grant seekers should consult the guidelines, grant calendar, and lists of representative grants.
Neither foundation uses a formatted application form. Grant seekers briefly describe how their programs or projects fit MC’s grant-making objectives; summarize activities they propose to be supported by the grant; and indicate the amount of the requested grant as well as other funding sources and amounts.
About how to apply (MC Fund for Europe and Africa)
3 -- Mitsubishi Corporation in Asia and Oceania. Mitsubishi’s grants for activities in Asia and Oceania are administered by the company’s program of Social Contributions at its global headquarters in Japan.
Grants are to nonprofit organizations in Japan and other countries of the Asia-Pacific region, including in the theme “Global Environment.”
Link to Social Contribution Activities
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Note: Applying the geographical structure of the Terra Viva Grants Directory, the MC Foundation for the Americas makes grants for activities in Latin America and Caribbean. The MC Fund for Europe and Africa makes grants for activities in all or part of Europe and Africa – even though its charter allows grants in any part of the world. MC’s grant making from its Japanese headquarters is for work in Asia and Oceania, here defined to refer to Southeast Asia and Pacific, East Asia, South Asia, and Eurasia and Central Asia.
The MC Foundation for the Americas posts representative grants.
The MC Fund for Europe and Africa posts a grants list by years.
The MC Foundation for the Americas and the MC Fund for Europe and Africa provide contact information for their offices in New York and London, respectively.
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