Annual Giving Fund: Support has Immediate Impact



Support of Our Mission Makes a Difference

For over 50 years, NIS and our students have benefited from the generous support of businesses, governments, parents, alumni and friends in the community. This support has been given through generous contributions of funds, time and resources, and has enabled us to continue to provide a quality education to the Nagoya community. We are very grateful to each and every one of these energetic supporters and volunteers who have been invaluable in helping us to deliver our school's mission to every student, every day.


The Annual Giving Fund has an Immediate Impact

The easiest way to support NIS is by making a yen contribution to the school’s Annual Giving Fund. The Annual Giving Fund helps ensure the school community can continue to provide the best education possible.

Unrestricted Donations allow NIS to use funds where they are needed most that year, whether for curriculum development, facilities enhancements, learning materials, field trips, etc.  These donations are most appreciated, as each year is different with different budget needs. Donors simply need to indicate “Unrestricted”.

Restricted Donations are also extremely helpful. This allows donors a chance to designate funds for a specific purpose or project. Currently, the school has three preferred areas for restricted areas:

  • NIS STEM Fund   (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)   The NIS STEM Fund helps bring the future to all of our students today by providing support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in every classroom. In 2015 and 2015 the school has two goals to (1) significantly increase the number of lap-top computers for elementary classrooms, and (2) build on previous donations to provide more equipment to support biology, chemistry and physics teaching in the secondary school.
  • Dolphin Athletics Support Fund   The Dolphin Athletics Support Fund supports the secondary athletics department by providing additional funds to purchase new uniforms and sports equipment and also to subsidize athletic trips and tournaments.
  • NIS Scholarship Fund    The NIS Scholarship Fund provides financial support to qualified students who otherwise could not afford to attend NIS. This support is important to enable NIS to continue to maintain a diverse, international student body.


To make a contribution to NIS and support any of the above designated projects, or to make an unrestricted gift to the school to use where it is best needed, please use the online pledge form below or contact the NIS Development Office at: