Marubeni Foundation/Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Aid
The Marubeni Foundation is a social welfare corporation that provides an annual contribution of 100 million yen in aid to social welfare facilities and organizations across Japan. In addition to this aid, in FY2011 and FY2012 the foundation also provided a total of 500 million in grants to social welfare facilities and organizations affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
The funding for these grants includes interest earnings and contributions from the 100 Yen Club, a group made up of current and former executives and employees that make fixed monthly donations in 100 yen denominations, and matching financial contributions from the Marubeni Group.
FY2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Aid Fund Presentation Ceremony Held
On November 22, 2011, the FY2011 Marubeni Foundation Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Aid Fund Presentation Ceremony was held in Sendai. A total of 206.43 million yen in grants was provided to 53 organizations.
The ceremony was attended by the representatives from the 51 organizations. Following the opening speech, the fundation’s Vice President Akiyoshi handed a certificate to Mr. Yumura, the director of Gagyusankeikai, on the behalf of the subsidized organizations.
After the presentation of this certificate, representatives from the different organizations spoke about the disaster conditions, the daily activities of their respective organizations, and how they intended to use the funds they received.