History Foundation summary

2020
  • Business alliance with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, one of the largest Philanthropy Advisors in the U.S.
  • Fund distribution organization adopted for the “Social Business Growth Support Project for Community Revitalization” of the FY2019 Dorman Accounts Utilization System. Six service providers were selected.
  • Launch of investing in and supporting three alumnis of the “Social Change Makers” program sponsored by the Nippon Foundation.
  • Financial Service Agency (FSA) and GSG National Advisory Board (Secretariat: SIIF) co-host “Study group on impact investing” in every two months.
  • “Hallucigenia Lab” aims to create a new ecosystem for resource circulation.
  • Launch of investing in and supporting ADDress, a platform for enabling residency across multiple locations by utilizing unoccupied housing.
2019
  • Set up and managed jointly with Shinsei Corporate Investment and Mizuho Bank the social impact investment fund
  • Merged with the Institute for the Advancement of Social Innovation and renamed ourselves as the Social Innovation and Investment Foundation
2018
  • Participated in the Healthcare New Frontier Fund initiated by Kanagawa Prefecture
2017
  • In order to further accelerate the social impact investment market building initiatives, founded Japan Social Impact Investment Foundation (SIIF)
  • Start of first, full-scale Japanese SIB projects in Kobe and Hachioji
2016
  • Founding of the Social Impact Measurement Initiative (SIMI; now the Social Impact Management Initiative)
2015
  • Start of SIB pilot projects in Yokosuka, Amagasaki, and Fukuoka Cities
2014
  • A social investing promotion office was set up within The Nippon Foundation, and The Nippon Foundation and its partners represented Japan on the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce (now the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment)
  • The Nippon Foundation hosted a secretariat managing the strategic and day-to-day activities of the GSG Japan National Advisory Board
2013
  • Nippon Foundation and Social Investment Partners jointly establish Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund (JVPF)
  • The Nippon Foundation started to engage in research to promote social impact investment in Japan