Ways to Give

By considering the different ways to make a donation to Nishimachi, you can select a gift vehicle that best suits your needs and interests. If you have any questions about making a donation to Nishimachi, please contact the Development Office

Tax deductibility: 

  • Gifts that are tax-deductible in Japan can be made in yen via bank transfer, yen check, or cash.
  • Dollar donations are tax-deductible in the US when made to Nishimachi Foundation.
Levels of Giving
¥1,000,000 or more The 1949 Society ¥10,000,000 or more
¥500,000 to ¥999,999 Founder’s Circle ¥5,000,000 to ¥9,999,999
¥100,000 to ¥499,999 Leaders’ Circle ¥1,000,000 to ¥4,999,999
¥50,000 to ¥99,999 Educators’ Circle ¥500,000 to ¥999,999
¥20,000 to ¥49,999 Friends’ Circle ¥200,000 to ¥499,999
under ¥20,000 Vikings Club under ¥200,000


Please complete the Nishimachi Gift Form and make a bank transfer to:

Nishimachi International School
MUFG Bank, Ltd., Azabu Branch
Ordinary account #0279620

We also accept donations in cash at school.

Yen gifts over ¥2,000 are eligible for tax deductibility.

Nishimachi International School is certified as a Tokutei Koeki Zoshin Hojin (Special Public Interest Promotion Organization), and your donation may be deducted from your taxable income in Japan.
Alternatively, in accordance with the amendment to the tax laws for donations made by individuals, your donation may be deducted from your income tax.

You may choose either (1) or (2) when filing your tax return. Please consult your tax advisor.


To make a gift online NOW with your credit card, click here.

To send a check, please complete the Nishimachi Gift Form, make your US$ check payable to Nishimachi Foundation and mail to Nishimachi International School, 2-14-7 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046 JAPAN.

To bank transfer your gift, please complete the Nishimachi Gift Form and wire to:

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., New York Branch
1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, USA
Tel: 212-782-5800
ABA: 0260-0963-2
Account #: 110-700-031
Account Name: Nishimachi Foundation

Nishimachi Foundation is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Your donation may be tax-deductible. Please consult your U.S. tax advisor.


Please complete the Nishimachi Gift of Securities and send instructions to your broker for transferring securities as follows:

Securities Company: TD Ameritrade
DTC#: 0188
Account#: 867-222120
Account Name: Nishimachi Foundation


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 instructions or 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 beneficiary of a straight cash gift off the top, 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.

"So how can I do this?"

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 Development Office at:
Tel: +81-3-3451-2167 or e-mail: development@nishimachi.ac.jp


Gifts in kind, or non-cash gifts, are gratefully received in support of school needs. Please contact the Development Office.


Many companies will match gifts that their employees make to schools. Please send your company’s matching gift form along with your gift to Nishimachi.

Below is a list of companies that have made matching gifts to Nishimachi in the past:

  • Bank of America Foundation, Inc.
  • Corning Incorporated Foundation
  • First Hawaiian Bank Foundation
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google, Inc.
  • HP Company Foundation
  • McArthur Foundation
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley


Amazon Smile – Support Nishimachi Foundation by utilizing Amazon Smile (in the US only). Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Nishimachi Foundation at no cost to you! If you already have an Amazon account, your login information will not change. Start shopping here.


The CCP is a special corporate scholarship program that is available for organizations that are responsible for covering expatriate employee’s educational expenses. Instead of paying tuition and applicable fees, companies agree to make donations to the school. The donations are used partly to fund special corporate scholarships, which are granted to dependents of participating companies. Nishimachi is thus able to receive annual donations that exceed what is required to fund the corporate scholarships. For more information, contact Philippe Eymard, Director of Development.