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How to Give

Donations to the ASIJ Fund can be made in either usd or yen. Dollar donations are tax-deductible in the US when made through Give2Asia—they can be made by credit card online, stock or check. Gifts that are tax-deductible in Japan can be made in yen via bank transfer, yen check, cash or credit card.

Make a Gift Online
Give in USD
Give in JPY
Other Ways to Give

Check
You can give by mail by completing a Gift Form (naming ASIJ as the organization), making a check out to “Give2Asia” and sending it to: Give2Asia, 2201 Broadway St., 4th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA Please write “ASIJ” on the memo line of the check.

Bank Transfer or Securities
You can make a US$ bank transfer or donate securities via Give2Asia. Download and complete a Gift Form.

Once you have completed the form, please fax or email it back to Give2Asia.Please notify donate@asij.ac.jp of the date you ordered the transfer of funds or stock, and in the case of stock, the stock name, and number of shares.

Bank Transfer:
ガク)アメリカンスクールインジャパンフアンデイション
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Fuchu Branch
Checking A/C (toza): 201430

Giving FAQs



COVID-19

What is ASIJ doing to address the impact of COVID-19? 

ASIJ’s COVID-19 Response seeks to address the economic impact of this pandemic on our school and the local community. Some ASIJ families may face challenges to pay tuition next year and our school will face an array of expenses to safely return to campus.  Additionally, our students have initiated a program to meet the needs of low-income families who may be lacking resources normally available to them. The Musubi (Food, Family, Friendship) program will target meals for 20 to 40 low-income families in the local community in West Tokyo through May and early June.  

Donations to the Annual Fund, in support of COVID-19 Response, will impact ASIJ’s sustainability, support families at school who may have financial challenges and those in our local community in need.

How do I donate to ASIJ COVID-19 Response?        

Please refer to the How to Give section of this page to make a donation to ASIJ’s Annual Fund. Be sure to mention COVID-19 Response in the gift note or memo section (credit cards or check). If your bank transfer does not provide a note a section kindly send an email message to donate@asij.ac.jp 



General Giving

Where do ASIJ Fund donations go?

ASIJ Fund donations are built into the annual operating budget. ASIJ produces an Annual Report each fall that outlines budget expenditures and revenue. This report is sent to all current parents and the previous school year’s ASIJ Fund supporters. It is also available on the ASIJ website. 

What different types of fundraising does ASIJ have?

ASIJ has had an Annual Fund for over 40 years and this is the principal source of donations from individuals. In addition to gifts to the unrestricted Annual Fund, we also run special campaigns and thematic giving to support specific enhancements. We also have the Gate Society that recognizes individuals who include ASIJ in their estate plans or establish a special gift or endowment.

Who does ASIJ ask for support?

We ask everyone in our community to help. Current parents, alumni, alumni parents, current and former faculty and staff, corporations and friends. ASIJ needs and wants everyone in its community to be a supporter of our school.

Am I recognized for my gift?

Yes. Supporters at all levels are recognized each fall in The Ambassador magazine. Families who donate ¥500,000 or more each year will be recognized on digital signs in the Chofu student courtyard and the ELC lobby. The names will remain on the Chofu courtyard sign indefinitely, listed according to the school year of the donation. 

Can I donate any amount?

Yes, of course! Donations of all sizes have an impact and your participation at any level is an investment in ASIJ students and the better future that they will create. If you donate in US dollars at www.give2asia.org/asij, you can also opt into monthly donations and have a big impact over the course of a year.

Are gifts tax deductible?

In Japan, ASIJ has a special tax dispensation status (tokuzo) that allows us to issue tax receipts for yen gifts over ¥2,000. Dollar gifts made through Give2Asia and designated to ASIJ are tax- deductible in the United States. For more information on tax deductibility, please contact the Advancement Office at donate@asij.ac.jp.

How can I support ASIJ?

If you wish to donate in dollars for tax deductibility in the US, the easiest way is to make an online donation to Give2Asia via your credit card. In Japan, the easiest way is to make an online donation here. See the How to Give page for more details.

How can I make a donation through my charitable gift fund?

When making a donation through your charitable gift fund in the US, please select Give2Asia as the receiving institution and include a note on the donation that it should be directed to ASIJ. If you have any questions, please contact Give2Asia at info@give2asia.org. Also, feel free to contact donate@asij.ac.jp to notify ASIJ of your intended gift.

When should I make my donation?

Donations are accepted year-round. The ASIJ Fund year runs from July 1 - June 30 each year and donations are recognized accordingly.