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COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Response: Japan


Issue AreaDisaster

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

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Support local NGO response efforts

Progress report: In July, Give2Asia published a report on the first 100 days of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read about it here.

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 

You can help by donating online. For large gifts (via check, bank transfer, or appreciated stock) or corporate giving opportunities, please request a consultation or email info@give2asia.org.


Give2Asia’s disaster response program funds both immediate needs and long-term recovery. Our top priorities for COVID-19 pandemic response include: 

  • Supporting frontline health workers and national public health priorities 
  • Funding activities to slow the spread of the virus and support vulnerable groups 
  • Long-term needs such as mental health support and rehabilitation for frontline workers, care for families of health workers who lost their lives due to COVID-19, livelihood support, and capacity building to prevent future health crises. 


Make a secure online donation to benefit the country of your choice. 

For large gifts (via check, bank transfer, or appreciated stock) or corporate giving opportunities, please request a consultation or email us at info@give2asia.org. 


Give2Asia is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised grantmaking to the Asia-Pacific. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than $350 million of charitable grants across 23 countries. Give2Asia is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 

Transparency & Trust: 90% or more of your donation will go directly to our local nonprofit partners. A small portion of your donation helps Give2Asia manage grants to ensure that donor funds are used effectively. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible in the US. 

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