On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck northeastern Japan and triggered a devastating tsunami. It was the strongest tremor to have hit Japan, and its effects are still felt in communities on the island today.
Starting March 11, 2016 at 00:00 JST, donations to high-impact, vetted organizations committed to long-term recovery in Japan will be matched 50%, while funds remain. View the progress of the campaign and the current availability of matching funds on our live leaderboard.

After disasters, GlobalGiving connects individual and corporate donors to locally driven responders leading relief and recovery efforts who remain on the job long after the news coverage ends. Support these high-impact, locally-driven projects.
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School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
Many children in Fukushima, Japan, are affected by the fear of health risks from radioactivity having been released in the air by the nuclear disaster since March 2011. We conduct a series of outdoor/indoor camps to give such children what they miss and more: playing and learning opportunities in an extreme fashion, with university professors, corporate researchers, artists, athletes and other professionals, assisted by university students as elder friends of the children.
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Ashoka Japan's Youth Venture (YV) initiative provides an environment to practice 'Changemaking' - a skill that we all must be equipped with to embrace the new era. Ashoka Youth Venture was first initiated in 2000 in the US targeting youth aged between 12 and 20. Youth Venturers are individuals who engage in social actions motivated by their intrinsic awareness. In Japan, as of December 2018, 94 teams (approx. 350 youths) have been selected to join the network of young changemakers.
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
This project, the first El Sistema-inspired program in Japan takes place in Soma, Fukushima, one of the disaster areas of the East Japan Great Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011, and serves the area's children who have been affected by that great tragedy by instructing and engaging children in a classical orchestral and chorus music education programs inspired by Venezuelan El Sistema's core values, such as teamwork, peer learning and joy.
Rebuilding community from tsunami with education
Rebuilding community of Ogatsu, northern Japan, lost 80% of town from the tsunami of March 11, 2011. In a still damaged town, creating a sustainable learning center for children in Japan and all over the world. Providing Fishery, Agriculture, Forestry, Cooking, and Arts/Crafts experiences with locals in rich natural environment, to become active for the our planet's future. Restoring old wooden school into accommodation, restaurant, and classrooms to receive children and a place for community
Disaster Recovery Volunteer Project
Almost five years have passed since the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck the Pacific coast of northeast Japan, causing one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history. Hands On Tokyo is dedicated to continuing its support for the rebuilding and recovery in Tohoku through providing meaningful volunteer opportunities and relief efforts.
Scholarships to Live Dreams and Move Forward
This project helps students and their families affected by the disaster pursue their education at Sendai YMCA College. Without these scholarships the student's families would not have the resources for them to pursue their chosen hotelier career. Tohoku youth will lead the recovery of Tohoku and this initiative helps train future leaders of the area's tourism industry. The program also provides English conversation lessons, volunteer, leadership and exchange opportunities.
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
This project will restore 100 hectares of the Coast Forest in Miyagi Prefecture, which was uprooted by the March 11 Tohoku Tsunami. 30 Natori City agricultural victims are given job opportunities to learn how to raise 500,000 Black Pine seedlings to reforest the coast to create a natural shield from destructive salty winds and sand storms.
Help Students, Families and Schools Recover
This project will continue the work of TAMF in three areas: - Taylor Anderson Reading Corners (Bunkos) - donate books shelves with English books to Ishinomaki schools to encourage students to enjoy English and to become future bridges between the U.S. and Japan. Support book clubs which use the bunko's. - High School Exchange programs between Ishinomaki and Richmond, VA. to promote relations. - Donate "Taylor Award" trophy to English speech competition champions in Ishinomaki JH schools.
Earthquake;Encouraging Miyagi by a community space
This project aims to promote to exchange people all over Japan by offering lodging facilities and community space in Active Life YADO that we has built. (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/build-ishinomaki-multi-purpose-recovery-base-project/) A mental care of an earthquake victims is still needed. We are going to support them with local people by a community-rooted way.
Community Cyberspace: PTSD/TBI Care For Veterans
We live in parlous times with thousands touched daily by trauma. Terrorism and multiple wars rage all over the globe. Deadly violence against the innocent is epidemic. Apart from civilians, peace officers and servicemen return home psychologically scarred by the horrors they've seen and been part of. This project provides expert and confidential interventional training in PTSD therapy to first-line providers (e.g. primary care physicians) serving veterans and family members.
Relief Assistance for Tohoku Earthquake Affected
There are various restoration endeavours that are clear recognition, particularly JEN supporting in three regions of Tohoku (Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima). JEN has been putting its efforts into the recovery by providing a wide range of assistance to seven local partner organisations. The targets of the organisations have highlighted on "care for single-parents", "nursing care", and "vulnerable populate". Those of the unique activities address that no-one left behind by the recovery.
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