Community

We’re all global citizens, and that’s why we’re compelled to make an impact through more than just drawing up deals.

We’re committed to the Americas in every way—helping to ensure businesses grow, economies thrive and that communities are cared for. Here are some of the ways we give of our talent, time and funding.

Funding progress through the Mizuho USA Foundation

Our charitable arm—The Mizuho USA Foundation—funds community initiatives and non-profits that strengthen and revitalize urban neighborhoods. Last year, we focused on family homelessness, employment for young adults, foreclosure prevention and financial literacy.

More about our grant programs and how to apply
$8.6M

amount of grants given since inception

Developing community

Under the federal and state Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), our US commercial bank, Mizuho Bank (USA), has received an “Outstanding” CRA rating for meeting the needs of our community, particularly in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods through community development loans, investments, grants and services. 

Taking the time

Our ongoing volunteer programs respond to local needs in the Americas and help employees make a difference through skills-based and hands-on activities like reading with youth, job skills and financial literacy training, renovating community facilities, food distribution and donation drives.

100s

of hours of volunteer service by our NYC office

Take a look at some highlights from the past year

March of Dimes
Fundraising

Walking and fundraising over $1 million over twenty-five years for the March of Dimes' “March for Babies”

Read Ahead
Literacy

Weekly tutoring of NYC elementary school students with Innovations for Learning

Gardens
Community Service

Fixing up parks, gardens and playgrounds in Mexico City, Toronto and Chicago

Volunteer Day
Community Service

Employees give back to the local communities on our annual Mizuho Volunteer Day—painting murals at schools, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, and preparing and distributing food for families in need

Internships
Career Readiness

Hosting and mentoring high school students during their six-week summer internships at Mizuho Americas

Financial Education
Financial Education

Teaching the basics of personal finance in an after-school seminar at a local high school

Kitchen
Workforce Development

Mizuho USA Foundation board members toured grantee Hot Bread Kitchen to learn more about its training programs for low-income food entrepreneurs in East Harlem