Grants and Programs


The Japan Foundation offers a variety of grants and programs supporting projects in the following areas:

Arts and Culture
Japanese Language Education

Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange

Programs administered by the Japan Foundation Head Office in Japan are described in the Program Guidelines, published in the fall of each fiscal year.

The Japan Foundation, Toronto also offers small grants through its Local Grant Programs.

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The Japan Foundation supports exchange projects between Japan and other countries to foster the general public’s interest in Japan and to promote understanding of Japan abroad. The programs support projects that introduce various aspects of Japanese arts and culture and contribute to international society through the arts.

Arts & Culture Grant Programs

kanji_Small Japanese Language Education

To promote the understanding of Japan as well as mutual understanding between Japan and the rest of the world, the Japan Foundation supports the activities of Japanese-language institutions and groups, and provides training programs in Japan for Japanese-language teachers and learners.

Japanese Language Education Grants and Programs

shinkansen_250Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange

Programs in this field encourage a greater understanding of Japan by supporting and promoting Japanese Studies overseas, creating opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue on global issues and administering programs designed to develop future leaders.

Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Grant Programs

manekineko_250Local Grant Programs

The Japan Foundation, Toronto offers small grants through its Local Grant Programs. Local Grants support non-profit and educational institutions carrying out projects related to Japanese arts, culture and language education, and which enhance mutual understanding between Japan and Canada.


Japanese Language Education Local Grant Programs
Arts & Culture Local Grant Program

Vertical_A_ColourGranting the Use of the Name of The Japan Foundation, Toronto as a Supporter

The Japan Foundation supports cultural projects that contribute to the promotion of international cultural exchange by granting the use of its name as a supporter.

Promotional Support Program