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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Japan Earthquake Disaster Recovery
After the April 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, many families still remain in temporary housing communities. In temporary housing, isolation and withdrawal become a concern, especially for the elderly. Peace Winds has been providing community building and engagement activities for the 1,500 families. Peace Winds is working with the newly formed 24 townships, university professors, and local NGOs to meet the social, personal, and community needs of the families in long-term recovery.
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.
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.
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.
Help Students, Families and Schools Recover
This project will continue the work of the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund in three areas: 1. Create a new community library and reading club for teachers and students 2. Implement exchange programs with Ishinomaki students 3. Provide continuing support for the Kessenuma Children's Home
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.
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
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.
Childcare Support at Disaster-Stricken Tohoku
In tsunami-stricken Rikuzen Takada City, many children lost family members, and exhibit psychological problems and very rough behavior. Especially pronouced is a case of lost mother with unemployed father inexperienced in child rearing. A childcare-support NPO, Kirarin (Shining) Kids needs professional training and skill-level improvement to cope with this unusually difficult situation. DSIA is trying to help financing the training of Kirarin Kids, so that it can serve a wider disaster area.
Tohoku Youth Venture
Tohoku Youth Venture (TYV) is an initiative to help young Japanese implement their ideas to rejuvenate the area struck by earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant explosion on March 11, 2011. We reached 1800 youths between 12 and 20 years old in 2012. Among them 10 teams passed the panel and recognized as Youth Venturers. They received seed money and are given technical support over the course of one year. We aim at reaching 1800 more youths and helping 10~20 teams launch their ideas in 2013.
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.
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 Long Beach House 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.
Sponsor Fellows for Tohoku and Japan's Recovery
ETIC will train and match 200 young aspiring entrepreneurs (Fellows) with 100 social business leaders that are heading reconstruction efforts to rebuild Tohoku through economic empowerment in 3 years (from Jun 2011 to Mar 2014). The lack of young aspiring individuals is the bottleneck to promote recovery projects effectively and efficiently, and the demand for this service is larger than originally anticipated.
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