The Sumitomo Foundation,
a non-profit grant-making organization, was established on September 25, 1991 by 20 companies of the Sumitomo Group (serving as donors) to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Besshi Copper Mine in Shikoku, Japan.

Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd.
Sumitomo Life Insurance Co.
Sumiseki Materials Co., Ltd.
The Sumitomo Warehouse Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
NEC Corporation
Sumitomo Realty & Development Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd.
UACJ Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
Management of the Foundation 
Executive Director
Ryoji Noyori
Kichizaemon Sumitomo
Yasuhisa Mino

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