Charter of the Foundation
The E. Nakamichi Foundation was established by the will of its late founder, Etsuro Nakamichi. The Foundation is dedicated to the promotion and encouragement of baroque and other fine forms of classical music, which are not generally available to the public on a commercial basis.
Guidelines for Grant Applications
Currently, the Foundation is accepting the applications from only those organizations that received a funding from us between 2000 and 2007 and received ACCESS CODE to the grant application site.
The Foundation makes grants only to qualified tax-exempt organizations. Only those organizations recognized as 501 (c) (3), under the Internal Revenue Code are qualified.
Generally speaking, the Foundation supports public performances of Baroque and well-known early Classical music. (Orchestras, Chamber groups, Youth competitions, etc.) In case of public broadcasting, the Foundation considers request from broadcasters only. Consequently, applications must come directly from public television or radio stations.
Foundation does not fund:
General fundraising campaigns or events
Purchase of musical instruments
Performances outside of the United States or Japan
Candidates for political office or influence legislation
Sectarian or religious causes
The Foundation no longer makes contributions to scholarship program, with the exceptions of those scholarship program established by the foundation in the past.
The applications should be submitted by March 15 and October 15 of each year. The Board of Directors of the Foundation meets twice annually, in spring and fall, to make final grant selections. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that the applicants submit their proposals as far in advance of these dates as possible. Applicants should also be aware that the Foundation commits its grant dollars approximately twelve to eighteen months in advance.
Grant funding occurs as soon as possible upon completion of the sponsored event(s) and receipt of program materials. Normally, funding occurs within a couple of weeks of the sponsored event(s).
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Grant Selection Process
Prospective grantees are
required to submit their preliminary application through this web site.
Preliminary applications are due by March 15 and October 15 of each year. Once
submitted, your on-line application will be reviewed by the Foundationís
In approximately two to four weeks after the submission of your preliminary application, a representative of the foundation will contact you by e-mail. If the committee feels that a hardcopy of your complete application with some additional information should be mailed in, you will be so instructed by e-mail. The deadlines for mailing in the hardcopy proposal are March 30 and October 31 of each year. However, if you have not submitted a preliminary application via our website prior to March 15 or October 15 deadline, the mailed in application will not be recognized.
There is no ridged guideline for the format of a hardcopy proposal. However, if you include the following information it will be helpful to our Board in reviewing your proposal:
A detailed budget for the concert, showing break-down of expenses and revenues, including anticipated revenue from ticket sales.
Potential number of audiences that may attend the performance(s)
If the E. Nakamichi Foundation becomes a sponsor, how the Foundation will be recognized
A copy of Internal Revenue Service letter of determination indicating tax-exempt status of your organization
A copy of most recent annual financial statement
Any other materials that may help our Board in making the final selection
The proposal should be mailed to the address shown in our website. Fax transmission will not be accepted.
The full detailed proposals are presented to the Board for the final selection. Board meetings are generally held in May and November of each year. After the Board meeting, the prospective grantees will be notified by mail for the final outcome of the grant application.
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History of the Foundation
Shortly after the passing of Mr. Etsuro Nakamichi on November 10, 1982, the E. Nakamichi Foundation was funded by cash contribution of $80,837 and common stock of Nakamichi Corporation. The common stock was valued at $5,182,461 in the Japanese over-the-counter market at that time. The founding of a California non-profit organization of this magnitude by a Japanese citizen was unprecedented. For this reason, it took approximately three years to receive proper tax clearance from Japanese tax authorities. Upon receipt of tax clearance, the Foundation began its operation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on February 7, 1985. The Foundation made its first grant in 1986. Since then the Foundation has awarded grants in an aggregate amount of well over $12 million.
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Following is a partial listing of past grant recipients:
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Officers and Directors of the E. Nakamichi Foundation
Director Mr. Yas Yamazaki
Vice President Ms. Mina Yamazaki
Secretary of Corporation Ms. Mina Yamazaki
Mr. Yas Yamazaki (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ms. Mina Yamazaki
to contact the E. Nakamichi Foundation
By phone: (714) 771-9677 (For any questions on ACCESS CODE, please do not call us. Send email to email@example.com
and be sure to include the TAX ID number of your organization in your communication to us.)
By mail: 5013 Maytime Lane, Culver City, CA 90230
Revised on September 11, 2000