GBFund (ジービーファンド、G:芸術、B:文化、F:復興/ファンド)は、 2011年3月23日に企業メセナ協議会が立ち上げた芸術・文化による復興支援ファンドです。趣旨に賛同くださった寄付者とともに、今後5年間、被災者・被災地を応援する目的で行われる芸術・文化活動や、被災地の有形無形の文化資源を再生する活動を支援してまいります。


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The Northeast Japan Earthquake Restoration Fund
Supporting Affected People and Communities through Arts and Heritage Projects

We extend our sincere condolences to those people affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami, and pay tribute to the aid workers and volunteers who continue to work tirelessly on the frontline of the relief effort.

Japan has witnessed a disaster unprecedented in the post-war period; the most powerful earthquake in recorded history and the resulting tsunami devastated communities along the Northeast coastline and claimed the lives of more than 12,000 people with over 15,000 still missing. The aftermath has forced almost 160,000 people to relocate to crammed shelters with precious little food and support. Many of them have lost their loved ones as well as their livelihood. They are left searching for hope.

Kigyo Mécénat Kyogikai (KMK: Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan) has set up The Northeast Japan Earthquake Restoration Fund to support people and communities affected by the disaster. We have twenty years of experience leading an initiative to promote art and culture with our partner companies and we wish to use this expertise to aid the relief effort as best we can. We believe that the arts can help people get through these difficult times, contributing to the wider process of restoration and recovery. The Fund will enable a range of projects designed to comfort and support people, preserve fragile local heritage and restore damaged cultural resources.

KMK is committed to playing a leading role in the use of arts and heritage projects to help people look ahead and rebuild their communities and lives. We would most appreciate your support and contribution to this cause.

23 March 2011
Kigyo Mécénat Kyogikai
Association for Corporate Support of the Arts

About the Fund
The Northeast Japan Earthquake Restoration Fund aims to support arts and heritage projects and to help rebuild and restore damaged cultural resources in disaster affected areas. Fund recipients are approved at a Selection Committee Meeting, which consists of KMK’s Board of Directors and experts.

1. The expected types of projects that the fund will support

• Arts-based projects to comfort, encourage and inspire affected people.
e.g. Music, reading, painting, dance, drama programs, media content and any other arts-based programs.Outreach programs such as mini concerts, origami-workshops or film screenings in shelters.

• Restoration projects for tangible and intangible cultural resources in disaster affected areas.
e.g. Recovering traditional cultural resources and preserving local heritage.
Reorganizing arts programs that have been postponed.
Surveying the damage of various cultural resources.
Restoring and repairing damaged art works and cultural artifacts.

2. Selection Process

KMK’s Selection Committee will make a decision regarding eligible projects on the basis of applications and other available information. The selection criteria are as follows:
• Projects are expected to provide comfort and encouragement to

 affected people and appeal to a sense of community spirit.
• Projects should be related to aspects of community and cultural heritage

 and are expected to facilitate restoration and recovery.
• Project proposals should prove feasibility with a well planned structure

 and timeline.

How to donate
Donations are being accepted by Paypal and bank transfer.  * Please contact for other options.


Bank Transfer
Sumitomo Mitsui Bank  
  Bank Name: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Bank Code: 0009
Branch Code: 245
Account Name: Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai
Account No.: 6894079

Mizuho Bank  
  Bank Name: Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Bank Code: 0001
Branch Code: 035
Account Name: Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai
Account No.: 2793744

Japan Post Bank  

  Bank Name: Japan Post Bank
Intermediary Banks and SWIFT Code:
Paid in USD: Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas NY (SWIFT: BKTRUS33)
Paid in EUR: Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt (SWIFT: DEUTDEFF)
Beneficiary Bank: Japan Post Bank
Beneficiary Bank SWIFT Code: JPPSJPJ1
Beneficiary Bank CHIPS UID:
Paid in USD: 427593
Paid in EUR: N/A
  Account Name: Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai
Account No.: 10090-16429981

Payee Address: Aise Shiba Bldg. 8F,  5-3-2 Shiba Minato-ku, 108-0014 Tokyo, JAPAN
Tel: +81-(0)3-5439-4520  Fax: +81-(0)3-5439-4521

- Unless otherwise requested, we will credit all donor names.
- We regret that no donations paid will be refunded for any reason.
- Details of the funded projects will be published on our website.
- Up to 3% of the total amount of funds raised will be used to cover

  running costs of the Fund.
- If you are a Japanese tax payer, you can receive tax relief

  on your donation to the Fund. You will need a receipt issued by us
  on your tax return to claim a tax deduction.
  Please contact us if you require a receipt.

Kigyo Mécénat Kyogikai  (Association for Corporate Support of the Arts)
Aise Shiba Bldg. 8F,  5-3-2 Shiba Minato-ku, 108-0014
 Tokyo, JAPAN
Tel: +81-(0)3-5439-4520  Fax: +81-(0)3-5439-4521

About Kigyo Mécénat Kyogikai 
Kigyo Mécénat Kyogikai is a not-for-profit intermediary association founded in 1990 with the aim of promoting corporate arts support and building an infrastructure for culural support.  KMK conducts the following activities related to the support of arts and culture: 1) promotion, 2) gathering and distribution of information and intermediary activities, 3) research and studies, 4) award-giving, 5) international relations, 6) Arts Project Assistance Approval Program.
Chairman: Yoshiharu Fukuhara (Honorary Chairman, Shiseido Co., Ltd) / President: Shigeo Fukuchi (Advisor to the Board, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.)  Full Membership Corporations: 134companies, Associate Member Organizations: 37 organizations (as of July, 2012).

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