ARI Christmas Special Donation

Your Seeds of Hope empower the dreams of rural leaders worldwide

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.

John 1:9

ARI participants in the class of 2023 celebrated their graduation ceremony on Saturday, December 9, and returned to their home countries with their dreams in their hearts.

Your support will become Seeds of Hope that will be carried with the graduates to the rural areas in each country, and their work will create hope for more and more people.

As Christmas approaches, we invite you to entrust your Seeds of Hope with ARI’s enthusiastic participants.

Your donation will be used to help ARI participants from Asia, Africa, and other countries pay their travel and tuition fees, as well as monthly living expenses such as dormitory fees and food. We ask for your support for ARI’s work to develop grassroots rural development servant leaders, creating broad impact around the world.


Give by Credit Card

Donate once or regularly as a Monthly Supporter or Yearly Supporter!

US taxpayers seeking tax deduction can donate through our US partner, AFARI.

Canadian taxpayers can donate via the United Church of Canada. More information can be found below.


Fulfilling our mission together

Your donation is part of "building a environmentally healthy, just, and peaceful world."

Become an official ARI Supporter

Official supporters receive our newsletters, get invited to special events and visit ARI at discounted fees.

For more information, please contact ARI:

ARI has tokutei kôeki hôjin status making donations of more than JPY 10,000 within Japan tax-deductible.

Other Ways to Donate


You can send money to our Ashikaga Bank account.

Ashikaga Ginkô
Nishinasuno branch
(足利銀行 西那須野支店)

Account Nr (Futsû-Yokin 普通預金):

Account Name:
Gakko Hojin Ajia Gakuin

Post Bank

You can send money from your Post Bank (Yûcho Ginkô) account to ours without transaction fee.

Sign/Kigô Nr:

Account Nr: 

Account Name:
Gakko Hojin Ajia Gakuin


You can send money through the post office. Please write your name, address, and telephone number in Japan.

Account Nr:

Account Name:
Gakko Hojin Ajia Gakuin

Donate from Overseas

We encourage you to make a donation to our school.
Big or small, every bit helps us in our important work.

Half of ARI’s yearly revenue depends on general donations. Individuals, groups, and the organizations who give ensure that our education programs continue to impact lives and change the world for better. They sustain our efforts to fulfill our mission: to build an environmentally healthy, just and peaceful world. 

Official supporters receive our newsletters, are invited to special events and can visit ARI at discounted fees. 

How You Can Give

Credit/Debit Card

You can give from our US partner site, American Friends of ARI.

Postal Transfer

Send money through a Japanese post office.

Bank Remittance

Donate through your bank account in Japan or Canada.


Overseas donors can give by check.

Your donation
makes an impact

$ 50
a week's worth of vehicle fuel
$ 100
a day's worth of administration costs
$ 500
a month's worth of publication expenses
$ 1000
a month's worth of utilities

Donate from the United States

US citizens may make tax-deductible gifts to ARI through AFARI (the American Friends of ARI).

For online donations, please use the link below.

For donations via check, please use the mailing address on the right.

American Friends of Asian Rural Institute, Inc.
2028 Ben White Blvd #240-900
Austin, TX 78741

U.S. phone number: 

Other Countries



Canadian citizens can make tax-deductible donation to the United Church of Canada to support ARI. Cheques payable to the United Church of Canada should be sent to:

United Church of Canada, Partners in Mission Unit
3250 Bloor St. W.
Etobicoke, ON M8X 2Y4
Attn: Pat Elson

(Please designate “ARI” on the cheque)

General donations keep ARI running

We use general donations to finance our school’s operating costs: personnel, administration, educational activities, and research.

In 2018, total operating expenses were over USD 1,550,000 (JPY 175m)

Personnel expenses
$ 700,000
Administration expenses
$ 600,000
Education & research expenses
$ 250,000

General donations make up half of ARI’s revenue

General donations made up 48% of ARI’s total revenue in 2018. The rest of income was generated  by sales and services (21%) and through scholarships and training fees specifically aimed to support the Rural Leaders Training Program (RLTP, 20%).  

Total operating revenue was over USD 1,200,000 (JPY 134m)

Sources of Income

General donations towards ARI
Sales and services
Donations towards the RLTP

Breakdown of General Donations

Donations from Japan
$ 260,000
Donations from overseas
$ 124,000
Special donations
$ 126,000
$ 92,000