Centre for Applied Philanthropy

What is Centre for Applied Philanthropy?

The Centre for Applied Philanthropy (CAP) is a new business unit within CFS that leads philanthropic innovations and guides donors in strategic philanthropy.

CAP amplifies the impact of philanthropy in Singapore by spearheading new models in collective giving. This includes our Community Impact Funds, which allow people to pool donations to make a bigger difference. We also enhance impact by offering bespoke advisory services and employing a data-driven, evidence-based approach to philanthropy. Additionally, we provide measurement tools to assess impact, refine philanthropic strategies and maximise social change.

Why Centre for Applied Philanthropy?

Social issues are increasingly complex, and donors’ expectations have risen. CAP aims to convene and lead charity partners, donors, and other like-minded parties on collaborative initiatives to co-create innovative solutions to drive social impact.

CAP believes in building trust and aligning values amongst all stakeholders for true co-operation.

Three Focus Areas:

Bespoke Philanthropy Advisory

CAP offers tailored philanthropy advisory to donors who seeks for a more strategic and high impact approach to their giving. We provide insights and guidance on developing a philanthropic strategy that will resonate with our donors’ values and align it with the needs of the community.

Innovation in
Philanthropic Practices

CAP designs and takes on the “back-bone” role in collective giving models. This allows donors, charities and partners to convene, share their diverse perspectives on a social issue and work towards transformative solutions. We leverage the different strengths of our  stakeholders, mobilise donor capital and pilot new intervention models to tackle the different issues.

Data and Insights

CAP harvests the data and insights generated from CFS grantmaking and research into reports that educates our donors on how to enhance the success of their giving. The data will track CFS’s effectiveness as a philanthropy intermediary.