Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.


Mitsui USA Foundation

Established in 1987, The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. (Mitsui USA) for active, social contribution programs in communities where the Company does business.

Currently, it supports more than 50 initiatives across the U.S. in the areas of Education, Community Welfare, Arts & Culture, Employee Matching & Volunteerism.

Grants target Education primarily for: college level scholarships, forums and Japan research; as well as community welfare, with a focus on support of disabled individuals, at-risk children, seniors and hunger relief.

To promote the realization of Mitsui USA’s good corporate citizenship by supporting education and programs to improve the quality of life in the local community.

To support well-developed programs of qualified U.S. organizations with status designated by IRS code 501(c)(3), which are engaged in promoting: education, community welfare, arts & culture, and employee volunteerism, with special emphasis on international education and U.S.-Japan exchanges.

Grants Across the USA


  • Baruch College, Weissman Center for International Business, NY: “Weissman Center/Mitsui USA Scholars,” “Mitsui USA Lunchtime Forums;” and “Mitsui USA Practitioners in Academia Fellows”
  • Columbia University, Center on Japanese Economy & Business (CJEB), NY: "CJEB Lecture Series”
  • City University of New York, CUNY: EDGE Program Mitsui USA Scholars Program
  • International House, NY: "Mitsui USA Foundation Scholars Program"
  • International Japan America Student Conference. DC: Student Conference
  • Japan America Society of Tennessee, TN: "JAST / Mitsui USA Scholars”, “Japanese Speech Contest”, and Lecture Program
  • Japanese Medical Society of America, NY: "JMSA / Mitsui USA Scholars"
  • Polytechnic School of Engineering, NYU: “NYU-Poly STEM Learning” Program for Elementary School Age Children
  • Rice Design Alliance - Houston Design Research Grant, TX
  • Walsh University, OH: “Thea Bowman Scholars”

Community Welfare

  • Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, OH: “Direct Distribution Program”
  • Boston Higashi School, MA: "Continuing Adult Education" for autistic individuals”
  • Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, TN: “College Tour” program
  • Citymeals-on-Wheels, NY: “Weekend Meals NYC”
  • Coalition for the Homeless, NY: Grand Central Program
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Illinois Chapter, IL: “Research & Patient Services”
  • Good Shepherd Shelter of Los Angeles, CA: “Youth Educational Program”
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository, IL: Food Distribution Program
  • Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, OH: "Neighborhood Building: Adopt-A-House"
  • Hamilton-Madison House, NYC: “Seniors Hot Lunches” and “Japanese Outpatient Mental Health Clinic”
  • Houston Food Bank, TX: “Kids Backpack Buddy Club”
  • Japanese American Association of New York (JAA), NY: "Senior Luncheons," “Committee on Aging,” and "Apple Kids Group"
  • Japanese American Social Services Inc. (JASSI), NY: “Bilingual Hotline”
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, CA: Food Distribution
  • Our Kids, Nashville, TN: “Soup Sunday”
  • Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank, WA: "Homeless & Low-income Nutrition Security"
  • Food Lifeline, WA – Culturally Relevant Food Program
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, TN: “Kids Backpack Program”
  • Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, CA: Food Distribution
  • Sharefest Community Development, CA: “Youth Academy”
  • So Others May Eat (“SOME”), DC: Medical & Dental Clinic Program
  • Special Olympics New York: “Healthy Athletes” and “Support an Athlete”
  • WestSide Baby, Seattle: “Diaper Bank”
  • Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service of San Jose, CA: "Transportation," "Nutrition: No Hungry Senior," and “Caregivers Support Group”


  • Galveston Bay Foundation, TX: Preservation of the Galveston Bay salt-marsh estuary
  • Billion Oyster Program, NY: Bush Terminal Park Field Station Program

Arts & Culture

  • Midori & Friends Foundation, NY: “Making Music,” PS 72 East Harlem and YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, NYC

Employee-related Grants

  • “Mitsui Sons’ & Daughters’ Scholarships” for U.S. undergraduate-level support, administered by Scholarship America ®, MN
  • “Mitsui USA Matching Gifts:” provides a dollar-for-dollar match of qualified donations made by employees
  • “Mitsui Matching Volunteers:”
    • “Dollars for Doers:” (D4D) provides a dollar match where an employee volunteered their time / talent at a qualified charitable organization
    • “Support for Corporate Volunteer Activities:” (SCVA) provides a grant where a group of employees volunteered at a Company sponsored activity for a qualified charitable organization

Giving Restrictions

The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation operates on its own initiative, with its Board of Directors and management developing grants' programs to promote international education and U.S.-Japan exchanges. The Foundation will only consider grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations. A program must preferably have support of a Mitsui office in the U.S. community.

The Foundation cannot support: individuals; religious, fraternal, athletic organizations; political, lobbying groups; endowments, building campaigns; film, television (media) productions; advertisements; galas, dinner tables / tickets (raffles), social events; non-monetary support; any / all discriminating organizations; or other causes which may not be acceptable to Mitsui; avoids general operating expense support; and is not able to accept requests by telephone or email.

The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation gives only for charitable purposes and does not accept benefits from its grants. Grant application proposals can be submitted to:

The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation
Attn: Sandra Kenny
200 Park Avenue, 35 Fl.
New York, NY 10166



  • Ms. Waichi Ho (Director of Finance & Administration, Columbia Nano Initiative, Columbia University)
  • Mr. Tetsuya Koide (Mitsui USA SVP & Chief Strategy Officer)
  • Mr. William J. Milani (Vice Chair, Board of Directors / Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green)
  • Mr. Tomohiro Musha (Mitsui USA SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Compliance Officer)
  • Mr. Erick Mustafich (Mitsui USA General Manager Corporate Service Administration, and CSR Dept.)
  • Mr. Sayu Ueno (Mitsui USA President & Chief Executive Officer)

Director Emeritus

  • Mr. Glenn Clarke (Former Avon Foundation President)


  • President & Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Sayu Ueno (Mitsui USA President & Chief Executive Officer)
  • Vice President: Mr. Eric Campbell (Mitsui USA Public Affairs Assistant Director, Corp. Service Admin., and CSR Dept.)
  • Treasurer: Mr. Paul McGowan (Mitsui USA General Manager, Payroll & Benefits Dept.)
  • Secretary: Ms. Sandra Kenny (Mitsui USA Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Corp Service Admin., and CSR Dept.)

990PF Tax Filling

2022 990PF


-- Sandra Kenny, Secretary
The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation

200 Park Avenue, 35 Fl.
New York, NY 10166