COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Japan

Support local nonprofits responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan


Issue AreaDisaster

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

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Give2Asia is partnering with trusted nonprofit organizations to support frontline health workers and institutions responding to the coronavirus pandemic.


Give2Asia’s disaster response program funds both immediate needs and long-term recovery. Currently, our funding priorities in Japan include: 

  • Protective masks for health workers 
  • Support for vulnerable groups including those that have lost housing or employment due to the pandemic 
  • Meals for the foodinsecure population, such as low-income families with children who have lunches provided by the school

FEATURED PARTNERS (partial list)

Our local NGO partners in Japan include: 

Second Harvest Japan 

  • Distributefood to those in need 
  • Promotes awareness that their food assistance programs are still open while other food assistance programs are closing due to COVID-19 


  • Workin collaboration with social entrepreneurs in the medical field to support frontline health workers through immediate emergency relief projects 
  • Plans to work with other organizations in the nonprofit social sector to reach beyond the medical community in supporting people who have suffered from this crisis, modeling after past projects for communities devastated by natural disasters 
  • Recognized as one of the leading organizations providing support and training for entrepreneurial leaders in Japan 

Moyai Support Center for Independent Living 

  • Provides emergency lodging and livelihood support those with lost wages and/or housing insecurity due to COVID-19 
  • Funds will be used for accommodation costspurchasing food and other daily necessities 


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Give2Asia recently published a progress report on COVID-19 relief efforts from January 2020 to July 2021. You can also read our previous report.

About Give2Asia

Give2Asia is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised giving to the Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to strengthen communities in Asia by making cross-border giving easier and more effective. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than $420 million of charitable grants across 23 countries. Give2Asia is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California with offices in Beijing and in-country experts across the Asia-Pacific region.