Mitsubishi Corporation


Organizational profile:
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is a globally integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses together with its offices and subsidiaries in approximately 90 countries and regions worldwide, as well as a global network of around 1,700 group companies. MC provides philanthropic contributions through a variety of channels including grants from MC’s two charitable foundations - Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) and Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa (MCFEA). 

MCFA supports environmental causes throughout the Americas that align with four central aims: biodiversity conservation, environmental education, environmental justice and sustainable development. MCFEA supports projects in Europe and Africa in line with its central aims of promoting environmental conservation, supporting environmental education and research, and alleviating poverty. While Mitsubishi’s grants for activities in Asia and Oceania are administered by the MC’s program of Corporate Philanthropy at its global headquarters in Japan.

MC, in understanding the important role played by tropical forests, has been contributing to the regeneration of tropical forests since 1990. The company promotes initiatives to achieve rapid regeneration through afforestation methods which are accomplished by the dense planting of native as well as mixed plants. MC has made a long-term commitment to tropical forest regeneration, and strives to attain this goal through collaboration between industry, research institutions and government agencies. MC has launched Tropical Forest Regeneration Project in Malaysia, Brazil, Kenya and Indonesia. MC provides support for these projects, from planning to management and funding. It is their hope that, in the future, they can contribute to tropical forest restoration projects around the world, in close cooperation with industry, research institutions, and governmental agencies.


Financing Instrument: Grants


Project scale:
In 2021, MCFEA announced £299,744 grants in support of 7 organizations/projects, including Farm Africa’s ‘forest-friendly livelihood development in the Bale Eco-Region’ project and Rainforest Alliance. Most grants range from £20 thousand to £150 thousand.

In 2021, MCFA announced about US$1 million grants in support of organizations/projects, including the Wildlife Conservation Society to support the establishment of Purus-Maderia Interfluve Conservation Mosaic, a high-biodiversity intact forest region in the Brazilian Amazon. Most grants range from US$10 thousand to US$300 thousand for projects of one to five years.


Recipient countries regions/country groups: Global


Recipient categories: Non-for-profit Organizations


Eligibility Criteria:
The Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas does not provide financial support for individuals. It does not make gifts for religious, political or lobbying purposes. It does not support any organization that discriminates on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or handicap. It only makes direct grants and donations to 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations in the U.S. or their equivalents overseas. Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas-supported programs are geographically limited to the Americas. The Foundation may give preference to programs where the corporation has a strong presence, or where there is an opportunity for employee volunteerism. 

Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas supported programs that are geographically limited to the Americas. 


Application guidelines:
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA): Applicants need to file an application form which requires information on project summary, brief description of project, and outcomes. All grants are subject to approval at the annual board meeting held each autumn. Most grants are pursuant to proposals solicited by MCFA. The ideal timing for proposals is during the first quarter of the calendar year. Please contact for more information.

For grantmaking in Europe and Africa, please visit the Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe & Africa website at For Asia and Oceania, please visit the Corporate Citizenship section of the Mitsubishi Corporation website at

Publication Date
Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Applicable location
Forest conservation and management
Climate change
Biodiversity conservation
Forest landscape restoration
Financing opportunities