Planned Giving

Put Nishimachi in Your Plans

Planned gifts and bequests are made by individuals, who include Nishimachi International School (or Nishimachi Foundation for US taxpayers) in their gift and estate plans, including those who establish a special gift or endowment with appreciated securities or real estate. Planned gifts can support the school generally, honor a former teacher, establish a scholarship in the name of a class or loved one, or support a specific program.

A few sentences in a letter of instruction or in your will or trust is all that is needed. You can also ask us for examples. The easiest way to remember Nishimachi in a bequest is by adding a provision or codicil, naming Nishimachi as the initial beneficiary of a straight cash, or a percentage of the remainder after set amounts or percentages have been given to your family.


When making a gift through an estate plan, you can still change your mind if your situation changes.


You can structure a bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or simply leave a percentage of your estate to Nishimachi.

Tax Benefit

While current gifts such as gifts of appreciated securities can have tax benefits, your estate may benefit from an estate charitable deduction, lowering the amount subject to estate tax. If your estate in Japan is subject to property tax, your gift may be entitled to a property tax charitable deduction for the gift's value depending on the location of the property or other circumstances.

Next Steps

We can help you with current gifts. To make a charitable bequest, you need a current will or living trust. We can provide example forms that may be helpful, but please consult your lawyer and tax advisor for tax advice and to draft specific directions.

Please contact the Nishimachi International School Advancement Office via email or call us at +81-3-3451-2167.