Giving to the University of Illinois from Japan: Tax Incentives

An Initiative of the Japan Illini Club

In recognition of the long-term commitment of Japanese alumni and corporations to support the University of Illinois, the Japan Illini Club has partnered with the Council for Better Corporate Citizenship (CBCC), an organization founded by Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation), to create a vehicle for residents of Japan to contribute to the University of Illinois and benefit from a tax deduction in Japan.

How does it work?

Interested donors can give to a specified list of funds (see below). Once a donor has determined which fund(s) they wish to support, they should email to request the electronic donation forms. Once the forms are submitted, CBCC accepts donations through a bank transfer from a Japanese bank account. CBCC will issue a tax receipt to donors.

Which funds may I donate to?

School of Labor and Employment Relations in memory of Hachiro Koyama

Saburo Muroga Endowment Fund in Computer Science

Ogura-Sato Japan House Annex Fund

Phyllis M Wise Endowed Innovation Fund

International Law Fellowships Fund

What is CBCC?

The Council for Better Corporate Citizenship (CBCC) was founded in 1989 by Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation) as an incorporated association, and in June 2010 was certified as a public interest incorporated association. The key purpose of the organization is to inspire corporate philanthropy through a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) lens.  One of the organization’s key activities is to help serve as an intermediary to global philanthropy.

Through their “Supporting International Contribution Projects with Tax Incentives” program, CBCC has established a dedicated protocol for helping international organizations create “funds” in Japan to receive financial contribution and then to be able to distribute the funds to the respective organizations. Under this program CBCC has approved over 150 projects, some of which have been implemented by American and Canadian universities, and it also has partnered with many American institutions ranging from art institutions to cultural centers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I want to give to a designation not on this list?
Please email to discuss your options.

How will my donation get to the University of Illinois?
CBCC will transfer the funds to the University of Illinois Foundation on a regular basis.

Can I give to any university within the University of Illinois System?
Currently, you can only give to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, but if you are interested in giving to UIC or UIS, please email to discuss your options.

Is there a minimum or maximum donation amount?
No, there is no minimum or maximum.

What if I have further questions?
Please email to discuss any questions or ideas.

Thank you to our alumni, donors, and friends for your support.