Our mission is social innovation.
Through this innovation we aim to achieve a society where all people support one another, reducing the burdens and challenges they face together.
Everyone has a role to play: citizens, corporations, nonprofit organizations, governments, and international bodies. By forging networks among these actors, The Nippon Foundation serves as a hub for the world’s wisdom, experience, and human resources, giving individuals the capacity to change society—the hope that they can make a difference.
Our goal is to give all of humanity the chance to participate in creating our future.
We identify change around the world in its earliest stages, getting quickly to work on solutions to upcoming problems humanity will face.
We work constantly to understand what is needed today, and where it is required, so we can meet the needs with highest priority at all times.
- Be creative
Unencumbered by precedent, we take innovative approaches to new projects, crafting fresh systems to make our society better.
- Do it now
We show decisiveness and bold action, implementing our activities nimbly so we can address change in real time, as it happens.
- Be open
Our open stance on information disclosure allows us to listen to the voices of society, reflecting them in our actions as an always accessible organization.
We constantly keep a critical eye on ourselves, evaluating our actions and learning to improve our capacity for social innovation and the quality of our activities.
- Expand networks
By extending our networks to individuals and organizations with an awareness of the problems humanity faces, we seek to create great surges of action in society.