BDK Financial Assistance Programs were established to support individuals and organizations in Japan and abroad that agree with the purpose of BDK.
A. Establishment and Management of Numata Programs in Buddhist Studies and their Related Activities This assistance is to support domestic and foreign universities that develop Buddhist studies programs and contribute to deepening understandings of the Buddhist spirit and eastern cultures.
This assistance is for domestic and foreign public service organizations or tax-free organizations that, distribute BDK publications including “The Teaching of Buddha” to local or neighboring countries, or continuously carry out activities to promote the Buddhist spirit and culture.
This assistance supports operating costs of domestic and foreign organizations that are actively promoting the Buddhist spirit that is the foundation of Japanese culture, Buddhist culture, academic research and enrichment activities in accord with the purposes of BDK. The activities must benefit the public broadly and the necessity of their long-term continuation must be recognized. The period of assistance is a single year, and the amount is limited to 2,000,000 yen per case. The amount of the grant must be within 70％ of the total annual cost of the subsidized activity.
This assistance supports specific projects of individuals or organizations that are actively promoting the Buddhist spirit that is the foundation of Japanese culture, Buddhist culture, academic research, and enrichment activities in accord with the purposes of BDK. The period of assistance is a single year or multiple years. Depending on the purpose of project, there are three categories.
The amount of the grant must be within 70％ of the total cost of the subsidized project.
Applicants need to fulfill the following requirements.
Individuals or organizations wishing to apply for BDK Grant/Financial Assistance must read the "Application Guideline" below and fill out the "Application Form" and the "Plan for Income and Expenditure Budget." Those documents must be submitted with a recommendation letter and reference materials within the reception period. Regardless of whether or not the grant is approved, those documents including the attached reference materials will not be returned.
3-14, Shiba 4-chome, Minato-ku Tokyo JAPAN
BUKKYO DENDO KYOKAI
Society for the Promotion of Buddhism
Attention: BDK Financial Assistance Programs
Reception Period is from October 1 to November 30, 2021
After receiving the grant application, BDK will convene a grant examination committee consisting of outside professionals and experts, and after a fair examination and consideration by the committee, the grant decision will be made with the approval by the board of BDK. The applicant will be notified of the results. The grant will be issued between April 1st and March 31st of the year following the year in which the grant is decided.
Individuals or organizations that receive grants need to state that "Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai" is a supporting organization on pamphlets, posters, and other printed matter created for the subsidized project, and submit copies of those printed materials to BDK. In addition, individuals or organizations that receive grants must obtain approval from BDK in the event of the following changes.
Individuals or organizations that receive grants must submit the following required documents about the implementation and expenditure status to BDK after the project is completed.
Cover of report, final report, accounting report, settlement report of all income and expenditures of the applicant organization, and other materials (such as attachments).
If the project spans multiple years, the recipient must submit an interim report to BDK every year. For the interim report, the recipient must submit the progress of the project in the following format. In addition, the recipient must submit the project report and settlement report for income and expenditure of the individual or organization applying for the relevant year to BDK.
Grant Report Documents: