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Mizuho Education Welfare Foundation

The Mizuho Education Welfare Foundation provides grants for elementary and junior high school education, as well as for social welfare businesses. In the education field, the Foundation donates sports equipment and children's books for education in remote areas, such as mountainous regions and islands as well as grants for distinctive research activities that are closely linked to regional cultures. The Foundation also helps with grants to create opportunities for schoolchildren in remote regions to form friendships with children in regions that differ in scale and environment, including those living in urban areas. In the social welfare field, regarding mainly such activities on behalf of senior citizens, the Foundation provides grants to voluntary organizations, uses grants to support research activities relating to welfare for the aged, and donates funds to groups that provide food to older person.


  • Donations of sports equipment and children's books to elementary and junior high schools in remote areas, such as mountainous regions and islands
  • Research grants for friendship learning and free research activities for children in elementary and junior high schools in remote areas
  • Special needs education/research grants and grants of equipment to private special education schools
  • Provides assistance to small volunteer groups in the local area providing welfare services for the aged and support for general research relating to welfare for the aged
  • Donations of compact electric delivery vehicles (dubbed "Mizuho Go") to groups delivering meals to the aged

Mizuho Welfare Foundation

The Mizuho Welfare Foundation provides assistance, grants, and other forms of help to welfare facilities that are working to improve the welfare of disabled people as well as assistance for research related to welfare provided for disabled people. It also runs donation programs to help people with disabilities extend their range of activities and become more involved in society. Money is also provided to translate textbooks and other materials into Japanese braille to support the educational pursuits of visually impaired university students.


  • Grants to welfare facilities that are working to improve the welfare of disabled people as well as assistance for research related to welfare provided for disabled people.
  • Grants to visually impaired university students to cover the cost of translating textbooks into Braille and reading books aloud.
  • Donations of electric wheelchairs to welfare institutions for people with disabilities
  • Donations of welfare vehicles to welfare institutions for people with disabilities

Mizuho International Foundation

Awarded scholarships and aid to for foreign university students in Japan and for Japanese students in foreign universities and supported the development of individuals who will be leaders in international relations to promote mutual understanding between Japan and countries worldwide and contribute to international friendship and goodwill.


  • Scholarships for foreign university students and Japanese students in foreign universities
  • Guidance counseling and advice for foreign students receiving scholarships
  • Student aid to develop individuals who will be leaders in international relations
  • Projects needed to achieve various objectives

Mizuho Foundation for the Promotion of the Sciences

The Mizuho Foundation for the Promotion of the Sciences provides grants for high–quality research in the field of engineering to provide encouragement and support for the young people who hold Japan's future in their hands. It also runs essay competitions on themes relating to law and economics, and the winners receive study grants.


  • Grants for engineering research
  • Public offering of essay contests in the fields of law and economics

Mizuho Scholarship Foundation

The Mizuho Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship loans for university students and others who would otherwise be unable to continue their studies for economic reasons. In addition to an annual gathering for scholarship students, graduates and university officials, every two months, students in Tokyo attend individual interviews to report their progress and receive advice on various matters. The Foundation aims to give many talented people an opportunity to see the world through these support activities.


  • Scholarship loans for university students, etc.

Mizuho USA Foundation

The mission of the Mizuho USA Foundation is to provide grants to support community development initiatives that contribute to the strength and vitality of urban neighborhoods. Grants are given to nonprofit charitable organizations to support innovative programs addressing critical needs such as affordable housing, economic development and workforce development. In addition, the Foundation supports employees' community involvement in the U.S. through two small grants programs:

  • Mizuho Matching Gifts Program
    A program through which the Mizuho USA Foundation contributes an amount matching employees' eligible donations to charitable organizations.
  • Community Involvement Program
    A program that provides grants to nonprofit organizations with which Mizuho Bank offices in the U.S. organize volunteer projects.

2015 Highlights

  • Program Grants: Mizuho provided a total of USD 425,000 to eight programs of nonprofit organizations in New York, including those providing support for the homeless, job training, and housing.
  • Mizuho Matching Gifts Program
    The Foundation made USD 106,679 in gifts matching our employees' donations to charitable organizations in the United States
  • Community Involvement Program
    The Foundation contributed a total of USD 44,000 to fourteen organizations with which our employees volunteer in the United States

Visit the Mizuho USA Foundation website for the guidelines of the Mizuho USA Foundation.

Mizuho Foundation (University of International Business and Economics (China))

A fund to support the education of young students who plan to work in China's financial industry.
This fund was founded in 1995 in cooperation with the China Financial University (now, University of International Business and Economics). The resources of this fund are used to hold seminars on finance and economics.

Mizuho Incentive Funds (China)

To support basic education in China, Mizuho Bank established the Mizuho Incentive Fund in fiscal 2006 for three schools: the junior high schools affiliated with Renmin University of China, Peking University and Tsinghua University.

FY2014 Initiatives

  • Provided grants–in–aid worth a total of CNY 1.2 million to 246 people (30 teachers, 216 students, in October 2014).

Mizuho & Wing Hang Bank Scholarship and Charity Funds (Hong Kong)

A fund to provide scholarships to university students in Hong Kong

Mizuho Aishin Charity Fund (Taiwan)

A fund to primarily provide support in the areas of education, medicine, and social welfare

FY2014 Initiatives

  • Donated NTD 340,000 (approx. JPY 1,300,000) to the Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • Received recognition from the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) for contributing to the development of human resources in Taiwan, on January 23, 2015.

Charitable Trust Mizuho Asian Fund

A charitable trust that supports the healthy development of local human resources who will assume the role of improving the social infrastructure in Southeast Asian countries.


  • Scholarships for students
  • Donation of teaching materials to elementary schools in northeastern area of Thailand
  • Providing opportunities for recreation, such as soccer and volleyball

FY2014 Initiatives

  • Signed an agreement with Myanmar's Yangon Institute of Economics in May 2014 for providing scholarships
  • Awarded scholarships to 40 students at Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, Kasetsart University and Burapha University in December 2014.
  • Donated educational materials to 30 elementary schools in northeastern Thailand in December 2014
  • Hosted two Mizuho Games recreational events, including soccer, volleyball, and other sports competitions in December 2014



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