Give Over Time

Give today. Support science for a better future.

How to schedule your donations to support us over a longer period of time and build larger impact:   

Recurring Gifts

Recurring giving is a simple way to provide your continued support for OIST that works for your budget and schedule. You can set up your recurring gift by contacting us. We will work with you to schedule gift deductions from your credit card according to the amount, frequency (monthly), and duration (the total number of payments) you provide. 

You will receive an annual tax receipt from OIST summarizing your recurring gifts at the end of the calendar year.

You may adjust or stop your recurring gift setup any time by contacting us.

To schedule recurring gifts, please contact: (+81)98-966-8976
Or email:

Multi-Year Pledges

A pledge is a commitment by an individual or corporation to make a future contribution. Some donors make multi-year pledges. By spreading payments over a period of time—like two to five years—pledges allow donors to make larger commitments and fulfill them at a comfortable pace.

To pledge your multi-year gifts to OIST, please contact: (+81)98-966-8976
Or email:

Tax Benefits for Individual Giving in Japan

According to Japanese income tax law, since OIST is a specified public interest promotion corporation, your donation to OIST is tax deductible.

Upon receiving your donation, we will send two documents: “Receipt” and “Specified Public Interest Promotion Corporation Certificate (copy).” Please retain these two documents for filing your final tax return and claiming deductions.

National Income Tax

The formula below shows the amount of your donation that can be deducted from the national income tax:
Donation amount during the fiscal year – (minus) 2,000 yen = Amount to be deducted from taxable income (up to 40% of your total income of that fiscal year)

Municipal Income Tax (Resident Tax)

Please check with your municipality to see if your donation to OIST is tax deductible.

Prefectural Income Tax (Resident Tax)

If you live in Okinawa, a certain amount of your donation to OIST can be deducted from your prefectural income tax. Please see details here: 寄附金税額控除制度

Inheritance Tax

If you donate a portion or the entirety of the properties acquired through inheritance within the inheritance tax filing period, inheritance tax will not be imposed on the donated property. For details, please contact a tax office.

Tax Benefits for Individuals in the US

Donors from the United States may make a tax-deductible contribution in support of OIST to the OIST Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt not-for-profit registered in New York, USA. Go to OIST Foundation