Stories of impact
Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Fund – Nurturing future generations of musicians
Goh Soon Tioe (1911–1982) is remembered as one of Singapore’s greatest musical pioneers. Besides being an accomplished violinist, conductor and teacher, he brought hundreds of international performers to the Singapore stage. In 2011, in celebration of his birth centenary year, his family established a fund to support talented young classical musicians who wish to build a career in music.
Outing for Seniors Community Impact Fund – Bringing seniors out to improve their well-being
The Outing for Seniors Community Impact Fund enables non-profit organisations to bring home-bound seniors on regular, organised outings. It covers admission costs as well as transportation and refreshments and all charities taking care of seniors are eligible to apply for it.
Migrants Emergency Assistance and Support (MEANS) Community Impact Fund – Helping migrant worker in need
The MEANS Community Impact Fund helps disadvantaged migrant workers who are legally employed in Singapore. It provides immediate and short-term financial assistance to these workers who are exploited, abused or abandoned by their employers – paying for their medical care, shelter, basic necessities and transport costs.
UBS Diversity in Abilities Concert – Celebrating the talents of children with special needs
To develop the talents of children and youths with special needs, the Diversity in Abilities training programme was launched in 2012 with support from corporate sponsor UBS. Through this initiative that was co-managed by the Community Foundation of Singapore, local artists developed a 14-week long training programme to coach the kids in film, music, dance, drama and visual arts.
Changi Foundation – Helping youths to realise their dreams
Changi Foundation was launched in April 2012 to support and reach out to disadvantaged youths. Each year, the Changi Airport Group (CAG) allocates a percentage of its net profit to Changi Foundation – administered by the Community Foundation of Singapore – to support youth community efforts.
Family of Wisdom – Caring for persons with dementia and their caregivers
The Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) provides personalised daycare for persons with dementia, and offers support to their caregivers. With a long waiting list for dementia day care, the ADA came up with an initiative called Family of Wisdom (FOW) to address the need.