Asian Community Trust (ACT)
ACT is a charitable trust formed from donations of Japanese citizen to support the self-reliance and development of people in developing countries in Asia.
Asian Community Trust (ACT) is Japan's first "fundraising type charitable trust."
Since its establishment in 1979, ACT has supported over 620 projects aimed at eradicating poverty and reducing the rich-poor gap, by more than 240 local NGOs in 14 countries/region in Asia through donations (trust fund) from Japanese individuals and/or organizations. As of March 2015, ACT has provided financial grants worth more than 715 million JPY.