Donor: Niwano Peace Foundation
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Japan
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 28.12.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 9.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The Niwano Peace Foundation was set up in 1979 and has since operated a large grant-making program in support of research and activities that foster peace. The Foundation currently runs two grant programs:

  • (1) Social activities based on a religious spirit: aActivities for individual and community welfare and peace, both physical and spiritual, based on a religious spirit that emerges from reverence for God, Buddha, or other universal spiritual reality. In particular, peace-making activities related to education, volunteer work, development cooperation, environmental protection, human rights or social problems of an aging society done in a spirit of religious tolerance which transcends religious boundaries.
  • (2) Grass-roots activities deployed on a local community: Activities to vitalize local communities through interdisciplinary workshops and meetings with particular emphasis on collaboration by groups and individuals from diverse organizations and religious groups. It is expected to come up with some new values of the independent mind. Examples would be workshops and outreach programs to inspire the people to think about how people living in the far away countries are related to their own lives, or to encourage development of local activities in which people “think globally, and act locally.”

2) Eligibility

Application may be made by either an individual or an organisation. Any group which has been in continuous existence for a reasonable length of time is eligible to apply, whether or not its is legally incorporated.

3) Location

They have no defined focus countries. Previously funded projects are implemented in the Philippines, El Salvador, India, Israel, Peru, Vietnam, and Nepal.

4) Budget

The amount for which one applicant can apply tends to be up to €9,000 (1,000,000 Japanese yen). The Foundation provides funding to around 20 new projects per year.

5) Application

Applicant is required to submit application papers prescribed by NPF.  Applications form can be downloaded from their website. Applicants are encouraged to please submit their application by E‐mail or Postal mail at the following address: Niwano Peace Foundation (NPF), Grant Unit, Shamvilla Catherina 5F , 1‐16‐9 Shinjuku, Shinjuku‐ku, Tokyo 160‐0022, JAPAN,  E mail: npfgrant(a)npf.or.jp. The application deadline is from November 28 to December 28 in this year.

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