Ways to Give

Giving Methods

Gifts in Japanese Yen

Gifts to the YIS2C capital campaign in Japanese yen may be made by bank transfer, credit card online or cash payment to the YIS business office.

By Bank Transfer

Please transfer the funds to the following bank account. (Note that this is a different account from the one we use for collecting school fees.)

Bank of Yokohama

Bank Code: 0138 SWIFT Code: HAMAJPJT

Motomachi Branch (Branch Code: 311)

Savings Account (Futsu): No. 6199685

Account Name: Yokohama International School

To help us confirm and properly attribute your gift, upon completing the bank transfer, please send an email to supportyis@yis.ac.jp indicating the name of the account from which the funds were transferred, the amount of the transfer in yen, and the date of the transfer.

By Credit Card Online

Click here for the online donation page for gifts in Japanese yen.

By Cash Payment

The YIS business office accepts gifts in cash during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm) when school is in session and during the summer holidays.


Gifts in US Dollars

Gifts in U.S. dollars may be accepted through our affiliation with Give2Asia.

By Credit Card Online

Click here for the online donation page for gifts in U.S. dollars. 

By Other Methods

In addition, U.S. dollar-denominated gifts may also be accepted by check, money order, wire transfer, or securities transfer. If you wish to make a gift using one of these methods, please complete this Give2Asia How to Give Form.

Gifts in Hong Kong Dollars

Gifts in Hong Kong dollars may be accepted through our affiliation with Give2Asia and are receivable by check or wire transfer. If you wish to make a gift using one of these methods, please complete this Give2Asia Gift Form - Donation from Hong Kong.

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Tax Deductibility

In Japan: YIS is certified as a Tokutei Koeki Zoshin Hojin (Special Public Interest Promotion Organization) and your gifts over ¥2,000 may be deducted from your taxable income or from your income tax when filing your Japanese tax return. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the best deductibility option for you. We will send you a tax receipt for any donation that you make above ¥2,000.

In the United States: U.S. dollar-denominated gifts are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers when made through Give2Asia, a nonprofit organization approved to receive tax-deductible gifts according to section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Tax receipts for U.S. dollar gifts are issued by Give2Asia.

In Hong Kong: Gifts from Hong Kong donors are tax-deductible when made through Give2Asia Foundation Limited, a tax exempt organization under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Hong Kong IR File Number 91/11865).


Matching Gifts

Many companies or corporate foundations will match gifts to not-for-profit international schools like YIS. Matching gift programs allow donors to double the value of their gifts to the school. Please check with your personnel officer about whether your organization has a matching gift program.

U.S. corporate foundations may also wish to know that YIS has been granted Equivalency Determination certification through NGO Source. Equivalency Determination certifies that YIS is equivalent to a U.S. 501 (C) 3 public charity and streamlines the tax compliance process for foundation donors.


Fund Options

Supporters of YIS have a variety of connections and affinities with the school. Accordingly, in addition to an unrestricted general fund, we offer several options for directing the use of your gift should there be an area of special importance to you that you wish to help come to fruition.

General Fund

Your gift to this unrestricted general fund allows the school to use the money where most needed to defray the costs of constructing and furnishing the school.


YIS is committed to building an environmentally sustainable campus. This influences decisions around materials used, methods of construction and impact on the environment in the long term, considering elements such as emissions, water and energy usage, recycling and maintenance and replacement cycles. GIfts that you earmark for this category will support initiatives including installation of green roofs/walls and solar panels, use of natural and environmentally friendly materials, and systems for recycling of wastewater.

Greening the Campus

Through the use of plants, trees and gardens in various areas we hope to bring the beauty of nature into the campus to support the wellbeing of the YIS community while also contributing to a pleasant environment for the surrounding neighborhood. Your gift in this category will go toward the purchase of trees and plants, outdoor furniture or decorative features, as well as  whole gardens or rest areas around the campus.

Play Spaces

The provision of play areas and playground equipment is an essential element of the campus development, as we view play as an integral part of learning for all ages. We intend to have multiple designated play spaces that will require specialized equipment to be purchased or custom designed and built to suit our needs. Your gifts in this category will help us create innovative play spaces that inspire our students’ imaginations.

Performing Arts

A larger and more sophisticated auditorium is one of the biggest improvements planned for the new campus. The flexible design will accommodate a wide range of uses, including large floor space for exhibitions, conferences and social events, as well as comfortable theater seating for audiences to enjoy a variety of performances from across the school. Your gift to this category will help us to procure lighting and AV systems, seating, stage equipment and other materials required to realize a performing arts center worthy of our multi-talented students.


Athletic facilities at the new campus will be leagues beyond what we currently have, including a full-size soccer pitch, two full-size gymnasiums and a 25-meter indoor swimming pool. Needless to say, these facilities require a major investment. Your gift in this area will help to fund a broad range of equipment and materials that will enable us to make the most out of these facilities for our PE and activities programs. This will include things like soccer and field hockey goals, electronic scoreboards, pool starting blocks and lane markers, spectator seating, and much more.