It is thought that one in every seven children in Japan lives in poverty. Meanwhile, in recent years there have been numerous reports of child abuse leading to death. The number of cases of such abuse as well as children that are unable to attend school and those in day-care centers ranks highly when it comes to Kanagawa Prefecture.
Against this backdrop, Kanagawa Children's Future Fund places great importance on strengthening ties with people that offer support to children and adolescents facing tough circumstances.
Kanagawa Children's Future Fund collects donations from individuals, corporations and other groups and provides financial assistance to civic action groups that support people working with children and adolescents and in the field of child rearing.
We all have the power to help children in our midst that have lost the sparkle in their lives by donating to Kanagawa Children's Future Fund.
Objectives of the Fund
Kanagawa Children's Future Fund is a citizens' fund aimed at supporting the upbringing and development of children and adolescents through societal assistance.
The donations we collect are used to protect the lives of children and adolescents. To this end, we invest in activities that provide children with the strength to live and cultivate diverse capabilities. Our aim is to create a regional community that takes pride and joy in its children.
Key Business Activities
- Collect donations and other contributions and develop and implement fundraising programs
- Provide financial assistance and operational support to NPO activities
- Provide information related to activities supporting children, adolescents and child rearing in Kanagawa Prefecture
- Implement enlightenment programs aimed at supporting the upbringing of children and adolescents
History of the Children's Fund
Kanagawa Children's Future Fund received official NPO status in April 2003 following preparations that began in April 2001, primarily based around groups supporting the upbringing and rearing of children and adolescents in Kanagawa Prefecture as well as the NPO support structure Kanagawa Information Center for Citizen's Activities. We have been providing aid via donations since 2004.
Kanagawa Children's Future Fund became a Specified Non-Profit Organization in April 2007, thereby enabling tax credits for donations.
2009 Kanagawa Prefecture Incentive Award for Voluntary Activity
2012 Yokohama Bar Association Prize in the Field of Human Rights
Details of Donations
- Amount of donations received: 50,568,806 yen (fiscal 2003 ～ fiscal 2016)
- Donations in fiscal 2016: 2,491,121 yen
- Amount of support funds received: 14,542,063 yen (fiscal 2004 ～ fiscal 2016)
Details of Aid Activities
From 2004 to 2017, we supported a total of 97 organizations with 34,394,600 yen. Our efforts are ongoing each year. Recipients of the support are selected by a special committee comprised of various experts.
- Assistance with operations
We provide assistance so that NPOs running spaces in Kanagawa Prefecture can operate under stable conditions and create a suitable environment for children to be brought up in.
- Assistance with operational expenses
We assist projects facing new challenges as well as projects deemed to have positive spillover effects that are based on pioneering ideas and experimental programs.
Achievements to Date
|Activities||Number of Organizations||Fiscal Year Assistance Provided|
|Set up child abuse shelter or provided telephone consultation related to child abuse||3||2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014|
|Support for child care facilities||2||2011, 2012, 2014|
|Provided child support at domestic violence shelters, etc.||2||2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010|
|Supported the establishment of a space for parents and infants||7||2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016|
|Supported operation of an adventure playground||1||2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010|
|Supported children with disabilities (after school leisure activities, education)||7||2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014|
|Supported children that are unable to attend school and socially withdrawn children||4||2005, 2009, 2010, 2016|
|Provided job assistance to socially withdrawn adolescents||1||2008, 2009|
|Supported youth groups||4||2004, 2005, 2016, 2017|
|Provided child-support after school||2||2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012|
|Supported foreign children (established a center and supported educational opportunities and Japanese language study)||8||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016|
|Provided environmental education to elementary and junior high school students||2||2005, 2006, 2007|
|Care for sick child brothers||1||2012, 2013, 2014|
|Supported the establishment of a space for children||3||2017|
|Support for children affected by the earthquake||7||2012, 2013, 2014|
How You Can Help
The money received from individuals and corporations, etc. is used by the Kanagawa Children's Future Fund for activities that support the children in our community. We accept donations from anyone at anytime throughout the year by way of bank transfer or credit card. Our status as a Specified Non-Profit Organization means that it is possible to get tax credits for donations.
We also accept donations concerning testamentary bequests and inheritance into the Kanagawa Children's Future Fund. Please feel free to consult with one of our specialists.
Donate by Bank Deposit
|Bank of Yokohama
|Savings account||1153803||Specified Non-Profit Organization Kanagawa Children's Future Fund|
|Chuo Labour Bank
|Savings account||1159830||Specified Non-Profit Organization Kanagawa Children's Future Fund|
|The Kawasaki Shinkin Bank
Head Office Business Dept.
|Savings account||1045173||Specified Non-Profit Organization Kanagawa Children's Future Fund|
|The Yokohama Shinkin Bank
Head Office Business Dept.
|Savings account||682741||Specified Non-Profit Organization Kanagawa Children's Future Fund|
|Japan Post Bank
|00230-5-52584||Kanagawa Children's Future Fund|
Overview of Kanagawa Children's Future Fund
- Yoichi Baba
6F NPO Square, Yokohama World Porters, 2-2-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan
- April 2003 (Acquired certification from National Tax Agency in April 2007)
- 151 (Regular 81, Associate 41, Support 27, Corporate 2)
- Board members
- Financial situation as of fiscal 2016
- 4,005,148 yen