April 14, 2020
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund Begins Accepting Donations for COVID-19 Crisis Response

Tokyo, April 14, 2020 – The Rakuten Group wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to patients, their families and all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rakuten, Inc. is now accepting donations through the Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund to support COVID-19 crisis response initiatives.

Those wishing to make donations can choose from a variety of payment methods including Rakuten Points, VISA and Mastercard credit cards, including Rakuten Card, and cash transfers to a designated Rakuten Bank account. (See below for further details.)

Donations made through the Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund will be presented to the "COVID-19: Prevention of Spread of Infectious Diseases Fund*1," managed by READYFOR, Inc. and established to support a broad range of measures to tackle the virus, including initiatives to support medical institutions, and the non-profit organization Japan Platform*2. Rakuten will accept contributions from April 10 through June 19, 2020.

The Rakuten Group is committed to making the most of the internet to empower the provision of aid to those in need, including charitable activities.

*1 Established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Community Foundation upon the request of volunteers of the COVID-19: Prevention of Spread of Infectious Diseases Fund
*2 Additional charities may receive donations from the Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund depending on future developments.
・The Nippon Foundation's Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund added. (April 21, 2020)

■Overview of Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund to support COVID-19 crisis response

1. URL: https://global.rakuten.com/corp/donation/covid19_en/covid19_en.html
2. Donation period: April 10 through June 19, 2020
3. How to donate

1) Rakuten Points
One Rakuten Point will be converted to one yen. Donations accepted starting from one point.

2) Credit card
Contributors may use any VISA or Mastercard card, including Rakuten Card. Donations accepted starting from 100 yen.

3) Cash bank transfer to a designated Rakuten Bank account
Donations from a Rakuten Bank account are accepted 24 hours a day. Donations accepted starting from one yen. Contributors without a Rakuten Bank account may also make donations from the following site:
https://www.rakuten-bank.co.jp/company/contribution/200413/ (Japanese only)

* The Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund does not issue receipts. Donations and contributions are not eligible for tax deductions.
* No transfer fees will be charged for donations through Rakuten Bank accounts.
* Transfers of donations from accounts at banks other than Rakuten Bank will incur transfer fees as determined by the respective bank of the account holder.
* Any names of companies, products and services, etc., shown above are the trademark or registered trademark of their respective companies.

*Please note that the information contained in press releases is current as of the date of release.

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