Give2Asia Forms New Fiscal Sponsor Partnerships with Japanese Charities to Help Strengthen Ties with U.S. Donors

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Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces new fiscal sponsor partnerships with Japanese nonprofits Ashinaga and the Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI).

Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces new fiscal sponsor partnerships with Japanese nonprofits Ashinaga and the Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI).

“Japan’s nonprofit sector is relatively young for an industrialized nation and is currently being tested as groups respond to the recent disasters,” said Jennifer Lofing, Vice President of Programs for Give2Asia. “These two fiscal sponsorships are the newest additions to our network of world-class Japanese nonprofits, which are strengthened by generous support from overseas philanthropy.”

Acting as a fiscal sponsor to over 130 charitable institutions in Asia, Give2Asia helps these groups connect with supporters in the U.S., provides professional donor stewardship, and makes possible tax-deductible support for their Asia-based programs.

Since March, Give2Asia has worked with thousands of corporations, associations, and individual donors in the U.S. to raise nearly US$5 million for relief work and recovery following this year’s earthquake and tsunami. Learn more at http://www.give2asia.org/japantsunami-2011.

About Ashinaga & BDTI
Since March, Ashinaga has concentrated its efforts on providing support to children and youth who have lost one or both parents or guardians as a result of the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Founded in 1969, it has provided over $800 million in educational aid to some 80,000 students for their continued education and currently works in 21 countries and regions. Learn how to support Ashinaga by visiting http://give2asia.org/ashinaga.

BDTI is a non-profit dedicated to improving governance practices within local businesses. BDTI trains directors, statutory auditors and managers in the fundamentals of corporate governance and effective practices for strategic boards. Through its various programs that include courses, seminars, events and public surveys, BDTI works to restore public confidence in corporations and capital markets in Japan. Learn how to support BDTI by visiting http://give2asia.org/bdti.

About Give2Asia
Give2Asia combines exceptional stewardship with comprehensive, on-the-ground knowledge to promote actions benefiting Asian communities. Founded by The Asia Foundation, with more than 50 years of grant-making experience in the Asia-Pacific region, Give2Asia helps overcome the common challenges associated with giving overseas and made possible over US$150 million in charitable giving since its inception in 2001.

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