Effective philanthropy that transforms communities

The Community Foundation of Singapore was founded in 2008 to advise and assist donors to grant money to charities and causes. Today, we manage more than 90 donor funds giving out S$10 million every year to support a wide range of community needs and making a positive change in many ways.

What we do


donors with causes based on their areas of interest and our community knowledge to facilitate more effective giving.


with charities, civic and non-profit organisations to identify and develop impactful programmes that benefit various causes.


to manage donor funds with high levels of governance and accountability through rigorous programme evaluation, robust grantmaking as well as concise reporting.

For a rewarding giving experience, get in touch with CFS today and let us be your partner in philanthropy.

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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.

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CoLABS workshop: A day in their shoes

“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.

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