Contribution through Foundations and NPOs

By donating through its foundations and funds and subsidizing NPOs, Daiwa Securities Group continually strives to support vulnerable populations to realize a prosperous society.

Daiwa Securities Health Foundation began providing grants in FY1973. It currently targets research projects on medicine and medical care for diseases specific to middle-aged and elderly people, preventing the elderly from becoming bedridden, rehabilitation, and home-based medical care and nursing care. Although medical technology has made remarkable progress in recent years, the risk of new infectious diseases and lifestyle-related diseases has not disappeared. In order to realize the "extension of healthy life expectancy" that enables people to live healthy and enriched lives, the Foundation will continue to provide research grants to contribute to the improvement of welfare in the areas of medicine, medical care, and nursing care.

Presentation ceremony at Daiwa Securities Health Foundation (Head Office)
FY2021 Presentation ceremony at Daiwa Securities Health Foundation (Head Office)
Daiwa Securities Health Foundation's cumulative grants awarded through FY2021
Number of recipients 1,375 people
Total amount of grants ¥1,350,4 million

Daiwa Securities Foundation began providing grants in 1994. It currently provides grants to support activities for the elderly, children with disabilities, and children, and other volunteer work of great social significance, as well as to support activities for victims of large-scale natural disasters such as earthquakes and torrential rain. In FY2018, the Foundation expanded its scope of support with its grants covering activities that give children dreams and smiles and connect them to a brighter future. The purpose of the Foundation is to carry out activities that inspire and popularize the volunteer spirit and to create environments in which anyone can participate in volunteer activities at any time, thereby contributing to the improvement of welfare.

Presentation ceremony at Daiwa Securities Foundation (Nagoya Branch)
FY2021 Presentation ceremony at Daiwa Securities Foundation (Head Office)
Daiwa Securities Foundation's cumulative grants awarded through FY2021
Volunteer Activities Grants
  • Number of projects receiving grants : 4,044 projects
  • Total amount of grants : ¥950.49million
Grants to activities supporting children
  • Number of projects receiving grants : 26 projects
  • Total amount of grants : ¥12.50 million
Media reports concerning grant activities

In FY2021, there were no media reports as announcements to the media were not made and the presentation ceremony was held with minimum attendance to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

As a UK charity for fostering closer ties between the United Kingdom and Japan, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation was established in 1988 with contributions from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd.
The Foundation's Tokyo office provides local assistance to Daiwa Scholars (students from the United Kingdom) staying in Japan for about 20 months, administers grant applications from Japan and collaborates with other institutions promoting Anglo-Japanese relation.

  1. 1.Awarding grants to projects in a variety of fields by individuals, institutions, and organizations working to promote ties between the United Kingdom and Japan
  2. 2.Awarding Daiwa Scholarships to British university graduates
    (including for one-year Japanese language study, four-week home-stays, and six-month on-the-job training in specialized fields)
  3. 3.Awarding the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies, which are supported by Daiwa Securities, for students from the United Kingdom who are advancing to graduate school in the U.K. or Japan to conduct research on Japan
  4. 4.Organizing events regulatory, at Daiwa Japan House in London, which is the Foundation's headquarters, to improve understanding of Japan in the United Kingdom
    Seminars are also being held online (as webinars) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. 5.Organizing events in Japan in collaboration with the British Embassy and others

Daiwa Scholars and Daiwa Scholars in Japanese Studies

Daiwa Scholars 2020

The five Daiwa Scholars 2020 who were scheduled to visit Japan in 2020 have postponed their visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cumulative number of people completing the Daiwa Scholar program by FY2019 190 people
Daiwa Japan Studies Scholars 2020

2020: 3 students selected
One completed a master's degree at Cambridge University, one is currently enrolled in a master's degree program at Oxford University, and one is currently enrolled in a master's degree program at Waseda University.

Daiwa Japan Studies Scholars 2021

2021: 4 students selected
One is currently enrolled in a master's degree program at Oxford University, and the other three are currently enrolled at universities in Japan (PhD program at Tokyo Metropolitan University, master's degree program at the University of Tokyo, and master's degree program at Tokyo University of the Arts).

Daiwa Myanmar-Japan Foundation

In April 2013, Daiwa Securities Group established the Daiwa Myanmar-Japan Foundation to improve people's livelihoods in Myanmar and develop the human capital necessary for sustainable economic growth. Since its establishment, the Foundation has implemented a scholarship student support program that provides junior staff of the country's central government with opportunities to study in Japan. To date, it has supported a total of 30 scholarship students.*1 After completing their studies, the students are provided with opportunities to receive training at the Financial Services Agency of Japan and Daiwa Securities Group. The Foundation has also provided training to 100 certified public accountants in Myanmar to date,*2 based on the tripartite memorandum of understanding signed with the Myanmar Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. It has also assisted staff of the Government of Myanmar in gaining securities-related credentials, starting in June 2020, in an effort to help improve their financial knowledge. The Foundation’s initiatives are positioned as one of the measures that Japan's public and private sectors have worked on together to invigorate Myanmar's capital market. They contribute to developing and creating a network of the human resources that will form the country's future leaders.

  • *1 In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FY2020 and FY2021 programs were postponed.
  • *2 In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, training was conducted online in FY2020 and was not conducted in FY2021.
Daiwa Myanmar-Japan Foundation's cumulative grants awarded through FY2021
Number of Myanmar citizens receiving scholarships 30 people
Number of participants in public accountant training 100 people

Daiwa Securities Phoenix Japan Program

In May 2012, we established the Daiwa Securities Phoenix Japan Program as a measure to support reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011. Under this program, we donate part of the trust fees from the investment trust "Daiwa Nippon Support Fund Vol. 3 - Phoenix Japan -."

(Collaboration: Authorized NPO Japan NPO Center)

Since fiscal 2010, the Group has provided support to the American NPO Kopernik, which was established to improve quality of life and reduce poverty in developing countries. This program is operated by donations related to the investment trusts "Daiwa Eco Fund" and "Russell Investment Global Environmental Technology Fund".

Other disaster support (examples)

Torrential Rain Disaster in July 2020 5 million yen
Donation in response to damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis in 2019 10 million yen
Contribution to Areas Damaged by the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake 10 million yen
Contribution to Areas Damaged by the Torrential Rain in July 2018 10 million yen
About 11.22 million yen
(donation activities by officers and employees)
Donation in response to the heavy rain disaster in northern Kyushu in FY2017 10 million yen

Major initiatives to date


Daiwa Securities Group Tsunami Reconstruction Fund (implemented March 2005 to September 2015)

The "Daiwa Securities Group Tsunami Reconstruction Fund" was established on March 9, 2005 as a measure to support the reconstruction of areas affected by the Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami that occurred on December 26, 2004. This is a long-term support project over 10 years from 2005, with Daiwa Securities Group Inc. contributing 10 million yen each year (100 million yen in total).
(Monitoring: Authorized NPO Asia Community Center 21, Fund management: Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited)

Support for the "New Tohoku" Restoration Business Contest (FY2016–FY2020)

The Restoration Business Contest is one that recognizes and supports business plans that lead to the restoration of the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Daiwa Securities Group supported the contest from FY2016 to FY2020.
In addition to the grand prize and awards of excellence, the "Daiwa Securities Group Phoenix Award" was established as one of the corporate awards.

FY2016 Makuta Amenity Co., Ltd. (Fukushima, Fukushima) Utilizing IoT and AI to strengthening business competitiveness in the local agricultural sector
FY2017 MORIUMIUS (Ishinomaki, Miyagi) MORIUMIUS, a facility providing children with multi-layered experiences
FY2018 Sanriku Toretate Ichiba (Ofunato, Iwate) Ride the global wind! High value-added seafood and sashimi exports based on local cooperation
FY2019 PHOENIX Inc. (Morioka, Iwate) Snowplow system with one-handle operation that anyone can operate with ease
FY2020 AZ Create Co., Ltd. (Kitakami, Iwate) "Enjoy Iwate" activity support website, bringing more joy to your life!


3keys program (implemented October 2012 to March 2016)

Since fiscal 2012, the Group has been providing support to 3keys, a designated NPO that provides learning support at orphanages. Under this program, we contribute part of the trust fees from the investment trust "Daiwa SRI Fund" to support the activities of this organization.

"Daiwa SRI Fund" Grant Program (implemented April 2006 to July 2013)

This is a subsidy program for domestic NPOs with the purpose of developing NPO staff who are active in fields related to "life" (human security fields). We donated part of the trust fees of the investment trust "Daiwa SRI Fund" during its operation.
(Collaboration: Designated NPO Civil Society Initiative Fund)

Daiwa JFS Youth Sustainability College (implemented October 2006 to September 2010)

A program was held for students in which sustainability was divided into four themes to provide an overall picture over four years (once session a month). Our college was translated into English and transmitted to 191 countries and regions around the world from the website of the environmental NGO Japan for Sustainability. This program was held using part of the trust fees from the investment trust "Daiwa Eco Fund".
(Collaboration: Designated NPO Japan for Sustainability)

Social Business College (implemented October 2010 to September 2012)

We planned and held this event as a forum for disseminating information on social business and discussing sound business models and optimal financing.
A report prepared by Daiwa Institute of Research based on the college topics and details of the lectures is presented.

Session One: Representative Director Natsuko Shiraki of HASUNA Co., Ltd. (held on October 28, 2010)

Development of an ethical jewelry brand to address issues of poverty and child labor

Session Two: Representative Director Eriko Yamaguchi of MOTHERHOUSE Co. & Ltd. (held on December 7, 2010)

Creating world-class brands from developing countries

Session Three: President Yoshiki Takemoto of tobimushi Inc. (held on February 14, 2011)

Regional revitalization through forestry business

Session Four: Senior Managing Director Eiko Nakamura of eco farm Co., Ltd. (held on May 31, 2011)

Using pigs as partners to regenerate abandoned land and conduct recycling-based agriculture

Session Five: Representative Director Michihiro Kouno of Yagisawa Shouten Co., Ltd. (held on July 21, 2011)

Rebuilding a 200-year-old soy sauce brewery to develop with Rikuzentakata

Session Six: President Mitsuru Izumo of Euglena Co., Ltd. (held on October 25, 2011)

Green algae will save the earth!

Session Seven: President Keiji Ikeuchi of Ikeuchi Organic Co., Ltd. (held on December 15, 2011)

From Ehime to the world – weaving towels with the wind: business links between Imabari and Tanzania

Session Eight: Representative Director Yuko Morishige of A DANSÉ Co., Ltd. (held on January 27, 2012)

Forests, AIDS, and shea butter

Session Nine: Co-Founder and CEO Toshi Nakamura of Kopernik Solutions (a U.S.-based non-profit organization) (held on March 5, 2012))

Using innovation to solve poverty problems in developing countries

Session Ten: Representative Director Takashi Kawazoe Carepro, Inc. (held on May 25, 2012)

Saving 33 million vulnerable people with one-coin check-ups

Session Eleven: Representative Director Takashi Iwasa of Yamamoto Ichigo Farm Co., Ltd. (held on July 17, 2012)

What can we do for agriculture of the future: Post-earthquake reconstruction challenges of strawberry farmers in Yamamoto-cho?

Session Twelve (held on September 25, 2012)

  • Part 1: CEO Masami Komatsu of Music Securities, Inc.
  • Part 2: Social business—Questioning business in the 21st century
    CEO Masami Komatsu of Music Securities, Inc.Mariko Kawaguchi
    Senior Principal, Research Division Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd.


Support for production of "Renewable Japan Status Report" (implemented 2010 to 2011)

We donated trust fees from the investment trust "Daiwa Eco Fund" to be used as production costs for the 2011 and 2012 editions of the "Renewable Japan Status Report" published by the designated NPO Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies.

Daiwa Russell GEF Environmental Technology Promotion Project (implemented 2008 to 2009)

This was a project to compile and disseminate a handbook about basic technologies that can be sufficiently created and operated by materials and human resources in developing countries from among Japan's environmental technologies. A donation was made from part of the trust fees of the investment trust "Russell Investment Global Environmental Technology Fund."
(Collaboration: General Incorporated Foundation Global Environmental Forum)

Daiwa CI Biodiversity Conservation Fund (implemented 2007 to 2008)

We established and supported a fund to support eight local communities that are important for biodiversity conservation in areas around World Natural Heritage Sites. A donation was made from part of the trust fees of the investment trust "Daiwa Eco Fund."
(Collaboration: General Incorporated Foundation Conservation International)