Centre for Applied Philanthropy

What Is Centre for Applied Philanthropy

The Centre for Applied Philanthropy (CAP) is a new business unit established within The Community Foundation of Singapore that seeks to provide a new wave of thought leadership to tackle critical gaps in strategic philanthropy in Singapore by addressing evolving donor behavior and aspirations in giving, providing insights to effective use of philanthropic monies and achieve meaningful social impact in the community.

Why Centre for Applied Philanthropy?

CAP aims to create a movement of applied philanthropy that inspires engaged and collaborative giving built on trust and knowledge. We will identify and curate opportunities for innovative and effective uses of philanthropic capital, thereby delivering greater value to our donors and strengthening the role of philanthropy towards enabling effective solutions for our communities to thrive. We resolve to bridge gaps in knowledge and join forces with like-minded social organisations, corporates and donors to enable systems change.

Our Focus Areas

Innovation in Philanthropic Services

As Singapore’s national community foundation, CFS is well positioned to leverage on its assets, intermediation knowledge, and networks to adapt to emerging risks and complex issues through multi stakeholder collaborations, engaged giving and pooled funding initiatives.

Tailored Philanthropy Advisory

As an independent and cause-neutral philanthropic intermediary, CFS can tap on its deep capabilities on programme development and on-the-ground knowledge to share with donors and other philanthropy organisations on how strategic philanthropy and outcomes driven grantmaking can collectively deepen and multiply social impact.

Data & Insights

With our extensive network and experience in the social sector, CFS is able to access data and derive new insights, trends and quantitative models of impact to spearhead research and publications on donor-advised funds, collectives and philanthropic best practices in Singapore.