About Charity

Slogan「Making a Rainbow Together.」

About Charity

“Running helps someone”

With the slogan of “Making the Rainbow Together”, the Osaka Marathon aims to help people develop a deeper understanding of charitable activities and encourage many of those participating in the race, including runners, supporters on the sidelines and volunteers to participate in such charity programs.

We hope to pump up the charity programs of the Osaka Marathon together with people by various forms of participation in the race, i.e. runners, supporters and cheerers, so all can enjoy this charity event.

About Charity

A list of charitable organization (contents of their activities)

  • ●Runners (excluding charity runners) can select a theme (color) they wish to support from the seven charity themes.
Flagship partners(14 organizations)
  • Charity Theme (Color)
  • Activities by charitable organizations
  • Charitable Organizations
Purple To preserve our beautiful city and livelihood
We implement regional development through forest and human resource cultivation, both at home and abroad.
We are engaged in activities to pick up litter and create a litterless town nationwide.
NPO green bird
Aqua To conserve our natural environment
To conserve the immediate natural environment to the future! Supporting local environmental conservation activities.
Fostering human resources and playing the role of creating a sustainable society through environmental education.
Association for Nature Restoration and Conservation,Japan
Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF)
Green To support the city of Osaka
Striving to eradicate child poverty by assisting young adults and parents-to-be set to spearhead the next generation with employment.
We support poverty-stricken children and disabled children and adults, etc. in the local community.
Yellow To support families
Providing a job assistance program for young people keen to work but unable to find the right job.
Supporting hospitalized children and their families rediscover their zest for life.
NPO Sodateage-Net
Certified Nonprofit organization Japan CliniClowns Association
Orange To brighten future of children
life-threatening diseases to live with community.
For Every Last Child.
Public interest incorporated association Children's Hospice Project
Save the Children Japan
Red To support your hopes to live
Providing mental healthcare for cancer patients and their families.
Research on iPS cells for medical applications.
Cancer Support Community Japan
Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
Challenge Partners(15 organizations)
  • No.
  • Activities by charitable organizations
  • Name of charitable organization(★Newcomer)(※1)

Providing learning support to help children with single parents



To support high school students and help make their dreams come true through Yumemirai Scholarship Program

Osaka Prefecture Scholarship Foundation


Engaged in activities to increase the number of registered bone marrow donors

Kansai bone marrow bank promote association(★)


To support children with cancer, their families and childhood cancer survivors

Gold Ribbon Network


Telephone counseling to help those in pain and supporting bereaved families who lost their loved ones due to suicide

Befrienders Worldwide Osaka Suicide Prevention Center


Providing PR and charity fund-raising activities to support refugees and displaced persons

Japan for UNHCR


Providing support for needy parents and children with housework and childcare



Engaged in activities to protect the future of children by providing vaccines to developing countries

Japan Committee, Vaccines for the World’s Children


To support children with incurable diseases including cancer and their families

Child Chemo Support Foundation(★)


To support patients with cancer and their families



Support for children with type 1 diabetes generally considered incurable and deliver them hope to be cured in future

Japan IDDM Network, Non-Profit Corporation


Providing support in a wide range of areas including agriculture, education and peacekeeping efforts to meet local needs in eleven countries and regions worldwide

Japan International Volunteer Center(JVC)(★)


Providing enlightenment activities for foster home system through events and web community sites

Japan Children Support Association(★)


Supporting single-parents and families with disabled children in Osaka through sick child care

nobel,Approved Specified Nonprofit Corporation


Offering help with raising children and children becoming independent through local network driven by residents’ initiatives

Wagamachi Nishinari Kosodate Net

  • ※1.Charity organizations are listed in the order of the Japanese syllabary.
  • (★):New comers since 2020