Do more with your giving
At the Community Foundation of Singapore, the simple act of giving goes a long way. We believe in philanthropy that extends beyond the singular benefits of traditional charity. Here, donors have every opportunity to make their mark on the bigger picture.
Transforming giving into positive impact is at the heart of what we do. As a champion of bettering our communities, we persist in dealing with what needs to be done. While focusing on identified issues, we continue to spot social gaps that need support.
As we continue to seek ways to make a difference for our donors and communities, one thing remains constant: our commitment to the process, from giving to impact.
What we do
donors’ interests with causes that are close to their hearts and offer ways for them to make a greater impact.
with charitable organisations to identify and develop meaningful programmes that impact diverse communities.
funds and grants with a high level of governance and accountability, so donors can be assured their gift creates lasting benefit for the community.
Photos: Darren Soh, Lien Foundation.
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For those with fatter wallets and who hope to create a greater impact with their gift, they can even consider setting up a charitable fund to give to causes close to their hearts. For example, the Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS), a non-profit group, helps donors find a more structured and sustainable way of giving by providing advice and managing their charitable fund. To set up a named charitable fund in the CFS, where the donor decides on the fund’s name and the causes to give to, donors must pledge at least $200,000.read more
“Poor people are just lazy.”
“Why won’t they just send their kids to school?”
“We don’t want them to be over-reliant on handouts.”
Is this how we think of those who are poor? Do we really know what it is like to be poor in Singapore? To offer a keener insight into the psyche and plight of the poor, the CoLABS team from the Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) and National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) recently collaborated with Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) to organise ‘In Their Shoes’, an interactive and experiential workshop on understanding poverty in Singapore.read more