Established in 2000 by Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Dr. Ryuji Ueno, S&R Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, DC.
In the beginning, S&R Foundation’s mission was grounded in its support of talented artists and scientists involved in work for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes. Over the past 18 years, S&R’s mission to support talented individuals has evolved to encompass broad support of individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on furthering international cultural collaboration and ensuing social benefits.
S&R sponsors annual awards programs, operates it’s signature Kingfisher Global Leadership program, and works with its partners to encourage social, scientific and artistic innovation, and to promote cultural and personal development. By supporting individuals and enabling their growth and success within various communities, S&R Foundation nurtures their ability, in turn, to enrich society with the fruits of their hard work and dedication.
In 2017 S&R continues its commitment to supporting talented individuals through the Washington Award, the Ueno Award, the Kuno Award, and the Kingfisher Global Leadership Program.