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As a place where academic and cultural exchange transcends national borders, Kyoto has often been a source of wisdom and inspiration. However, Kyoto’s diverse historical culture, arts, and natural environment, the roots of such innovations, are slowly being lost. We ask for your support to help ensure that Kyoto can continue to be a hub where people gather for learning and inspiration for another thousand years.
The donations received for the Kyoto MICE Fund will be used to support efforts to protect and cultivate Kyoto’s culture, arts, natural environment, and more, starting in fiscal year 2022.
Over the span of Kyoto’s long history, its rich natural environment, beautiful scenery, and wide array of culture and art have made Kyoto a world-class academic and cultural center. The Kyoto MICE* Fund was established to support initiatives that contribute to the preservation, conservation, and use of such resources, while also increasing Kyoto’s appeal, improving the lives of residents, developing MICE and tourism, and contributing to the SDGs.
※What is MICE?
MICE is an acronym that refers to Meetings, Incentive tours, Conventions, and Events/Exhibitions.
Donations are primarily used to provide financial support to individuals and organizations who have undergone a rigorous evaluation and whose activities fall under the categories below:
The Kyoto Mice Fund is administered by the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau.
In order to ensure fair and open operations, the fundraising, management of funds, and recruiting and selection of beneficiaries will be handled by the Kyoto Mice Fund Steering Committee, which includes the Kyoto Convention Bureau, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, and other outside organizations.Kyoto MICE Fund Operating Guidelines
In addition to contributing to the SDGs, MICE events bring together large numbers of people, leaving a significant impact on individuals, organizations, the community, and society.
Acquisition of knowledge and experience, building of new relationships and networks, strengthening of organizational bonds, creation of business opportunities, promotion of bleisure (business and leisure)
Furthering of academic knowledge, creation of innovation, opportunities for harmony and agreement, promotion of peace and mutual understanding through exchange between individuals
Vitalization of the local economy (increased consumption, job creation, generation of repeat visitors), increase in knowledge and expertise for residents, improvement of the city’s brand and reputation
【Location of donation boxes】
Donation boxes are available at the following MICE-related facilities (in no particular order):
The Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau, which manages the Kyoto MICE Fund, is a designated public interest corporation. Donations made to the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau are eligible for a tax deduction. Please consult the tax office in your jurisdiction or a tax accountant for more details. (*For taxpayers in Japan only. Please consult with the relevant authority in your country for donations from overseas.)
Residents of Kyoto City and Kyoto Prefecture are also eligible for deductions on individual municipal and prefectural taxes. Please see the websites below for more details.
Please note that a donation receipt issued by the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau is required to file a final tax return for deductions. Donation receipts cannot be reissued, so please be sure to keep them in a safe place.
Please use the contact form below to send inquiries about the Kyoto MICE Fund.
There may be a delay in response to inquiries sent on weekends, holidays, end-of-year/New Year, or other times when the office is closed. Depending on the content, some inquiries may require more time for a response, or cannot be answered. Thank you for your understanding.
The fund is administered by the Kyoto MICE Fund Steering Committee, which is composed of the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau and other public organizations. The Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit public organization with over 400 member companies and organizations that is funded by Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Its objectives include the development and promotion of culture and arts based on Kyoto’s nature, scenery, history, and culture, as well as attracting domestic and international academic meetings, incentive tours, exhibitions, and other events to Kyoto.
Kyoto MICE Fund Operating Guidelines
Donations will be used to support organizations or activities that contribute to the conservation, preservation, or use of Kyoto’s diverse arts and culture, festivals and rituals, historical buildings, and rich natural environment, with the goal of promoting MICE and tourism and contributing to the SDGs to ensure that Kyoto continues to be a leading city for academic and intercultural exchange beyond borders.
Receipts will be issued for all credit card donations unless indicated unnecessary by the donor. For bank transfers, donation receipts will be issued approximately 1 month after payment has been confirmed (please note that the timing may vary depending on the volume of donations, etc.)
Donations will be used at the discretion of the Kyoto MICE Fund Steering Committee. With the spread of COVID-19 and the unstable and uncertain state of society, Kyoto is faced with increasingly diverse and complicated issues, which requires timely and flexible support for the common good based on expert knowledge. The Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau will use the wisdom and experience gained from its active contributions to the local community in order to provide the appropriate support based on the timing and conditions.
Whether the donation is made via credit card or bank transfer, financial institutions or credit card companies may provide payee information to the Fund’s administrative office. However, personal information of individuals or organizations who donate will not be made public without permission.
In order to provide fair and equal support to all recipients, in-kind donations are not accepted. Thank you for your understanding.
Donations are accepted via this website, by bank transfer, or through donation boxes placed in cooperating MICE-related facilities. Please contact us for more details.