Providing a Wide Range of Support Through the Sumitomo Corporation of Americas Foundation (USA)
Since its establishment in 2004, we continue to support activities in the areas of Japan-U.S. exchange, research and education, culture and art, and social welfare.
In 2004, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) established the Sumitomo Corporation of Americas Foundation to more clearly define the social contribution activities it promotes as a member of local communities and provide more effective support for them. Because foundations are less likely to be affected by changes in economic conditions and business performance, we can continue to contribute about US$500,000 worth of funds each year to different projects in a variety of fields, including Japan-U.S. exchange, research and education, culture and art, and social welfare, as well as disaster relief.
In the field of disaster relief, we provide financial support to the American Red Cross Society and UNICEF. We also match donations made by SCOA employees for the recovery of disaster-affected areas.
In the area of Japan-U.S. exchange, we have been supporting the operation of “Japan Day” events since 2007. To support research and education, we make financial contributions to research programs, including studies run by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia University. To support cultural and art activities, we make donations for research and exhibitions to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History.