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The below list of commonly asked questions anticipates some of the questions you may have. If we have not addressed your question or concern, please email us at


1. How will my donation be used?

All donations earmarked for the Yoshiki Foundation America “JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND” will be granted to the Japanese Red Cross Society to provide earthquake and tsunami relief.


2. Is Yoshiki Foundation America a non-profit? Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yoshiki Foundation America is a nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation described in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Deductions for charitable donations made to Yoshiki Foundation America are allowed to the extent permitted by U.S. law. If you are not subject to U.S. income taxes, you should consult your advisors to determine whether you are entitled to any tax benefits.


3. What percentage of my donation will go to Yoshiki Foundation America’s administrative costs?

No part of any contributions received during the initial phase of the fundraising campaign (March 11, 2011 through June 11, 2011) went to administrative costs. In other words, during that period of greatest needs, the Foundation absorbed all of the campaign administrative costs with the goal of putting as much of the donated funds as possible to helping the victims.

With the critical phase of the relief efforts behind us, Yoshiki Foundation America will, beginning June 12, 2011, apply 9 cents to every donation dollar received to defray campaign administrative costs.* Put another way, 91% of your donation – less bank transaction fees and PayPal processing fees (if you are donating at this website) will now go directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society to provide earthquake and tsunami relief. These fees do not apply if you send a check or money order directly to Yoshiki Foundation America.

Note: PayPal colllects 30 cents plus 2.2% of each transaction (3.2% if originating from outside the United States), and that amount is subject to change. However, between 3/11/11 and 4/10/11, PayPal is waiving its processing fees for non-profit organizations collecting donations to assist Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami relief efforts.

* In some cases, a donor and Yoshiki Foundation America may enter into an agreement for a different arrangement.


4. How long will you be accepting donations?

We will accept donations to Yoshiki Foundation America “JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND” through March 31, 2012, at which time, we will reassess whether to continue the campaign based upon any remaining earthquake and tsunami relief needs.


5. Is it possible to make a donation as an anonymous donor or make a donation in honor of someone else?

We do require personal information in order to finalize payment and ensure compliance with the tax law. Personal information will not be disclosed and we will keep your identity private. If you would like to make a donation in honor of someone else, please email and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


6. I would like to set up a collection at my business, workplace, school, club or place of worship. Is this possible?

Please contact with your name, organization, contact information and brief fundraising plan for review.


7. Can I volunteer instead of donating?

Currently we are not accepting non-monetary donations. However, if volunteer opportunities become available, we will make the information available on our website.


If we have not addressed your question or concern, please email us at

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Thank you.

Yoshiki Foundation America a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization