Foundation / Corporation
Japan Commerce Association of Washington Foundation (JCAWF)
Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia schools and heritage centers for educational enrichment in Japanese language and culture. Funding is intended for K-12 programs at public, private, and charter or magnet schools, as well as heritage centers that teach Japanese language and culture.
Eligible items for support include:
- Books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, CD-ROMs, software and apps, etc. that are used to teach the Japanese language and culture
- Materials for teaching Japanese language and culture
- Expenses to establish new Japanese language programs, including AP
- Teachers’ expenses to attend workshops and conferences that enhance Japanese language teaching capabilities
- Conferences or workshops organized by universities or language teachers associations that enhance Japanese language teaching capabilities at the K-12 level
- Materials and performance fees for Japanese cultural events
- Japanese language advocacy, promotion, and marketing materials aimed at attracting students to study Japanese
- Hi-tech hardware and software (computers, projectors, DVD players, display monitors, etc.)
- Transportation to Japan-related events, exhibits, and programs
- Participation in a Japan Bowl or speech contest
- Any combination of the above
Grant proposals will be approved based on the following criteria:
- The proposal provides a clear explanation of why and how the grant will improve the students’ experience and ability to learn about Japan, the Japanese language, or Japanese culture.
- The proposal provides a clear explanation of why and how the grant will enhance the teacher’s and school’s capability and effectiveness in teaching about Japan, the Japanese language, and Japanese culture.
- The proposal is innovative, creative and adds value to the school’s current resources, programs, and instruction on Japan, the Japanese language, or Japanese culture.
- The proposal explains how the results of the program or project can be clearly seen, measured, and evaluated.
- The proposal provides a clear, realistic, and thorough budget that explains how the money will be used, what will be purchased, at what cost, etc.
- The grant will be expended during the school year for which it is approved.
GrantWatch ID#: 172572
Grants will range between $500 and $2,000 per school, per school year. Schools may apply for more than one project, but the total amount requested for all projects may not exceed $2,000 in one school year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application form: https://forms.gle/MpzPGvAeViYyPoj49
Then, print, email and mail the application to:
Washington DC Sakura Grant Program
1819 L Street NW Suite B2
Washington DC 20036
USA: Maryland; Virginia; Washington, DC
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