Program Highlights

US-Japan ProgramsThe Foundation has provided over $86 million in grants to deepen US-Japan understanding and friendship since our inception in 1980. Our US-Japan Leadership Program connects next generation leaders in both countries and our awards recognize key individuals that bring both nations together.
US-Japan GrantsThe United States-Japan Foundation offers grants in the areas of pre-college education, communication / public opinion, and US-Japan policy studies in an effort to enhance understanding between Americans and Japanese.

US-Japan Elgin HeinzIn honor of Elgin Heinz for his commitment to educating students about Asia and for his inspiration in the field of pre-college education, the Elgin Heinz Teacher Award recognizes exceptional teachers who further mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese.

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