Why Sayang Sayang Fund?

Fighting the impact of COVID-19 with the power of giving
The Sayang Sayang Fund is established as an agile, community response fund to convene donors and community partners to provide targeted support for vulnerable communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Impact in Numbers

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Our Initiatives

Recess@Home

A ground-up partnership between the Ministry of Education, CFS and community donors, Recess@Home provides meal subsidies for needy students during full Home-Based Learning.

SeniorsOK@Home

Targeting 500 vulnerable seniors during this period of social distancing, SeniorsOK@Home empowers community ambassadors on house visits with emergency funding.

SafeSleep@Home

Rough-sleepers living on the streets are at risk and in need of immediate shelter especially during the COVID-19 period.This initiative aids rough sleepers in finding temporary lodging, daily necessities and food supplies.

MigrantsOK@Home

With the rise in community cases within Singapore’s migrant worker community, MigrantsOK@Home supports charitable organisations with their operational needs. 

SayangStaff@Work

This initiative provides transport vouchers and appreciation funds to frontline workers, including ancillary staff, in both public and community organisations.

Innovation@Work

This initiative targets support for innovation and pilots in technology and equipment to enhance the safety of our healthcare workers in hospitals and nursing facilities.

Research@Work

Partnering with social researchers, this initiative aims to highlight the strengths and gaps in social policies and emergency response funds, and offer recommendations to better manage the impact of similar health crises.

SupportSE@Work

This initiative aids local social enterprises providing employment or services to marginalised communities to reinvent themselves to remain in business.

Community Grant Call

The grant call will allow charities to defray the costs incurred by community partners in ensuring the well-being of their clients through enhanced preventive solution.

Our Impact

On 8th September, Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA On 8th September, Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) presented a $600,000 cheque to CFS. The ceremony was witnessed by Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
 
The S$600,000 goes to the Sayang Sayang Fund, CFS's community impact fund, which was created to address the needs arising from COVID-19. Over $8m has been raised to date and assistance has been provided to over 270 charities and 136,000 care recipients. These include healthcare workers, low-income families, isolated seniors and migrant workers. The new funding will support 2,000 low-income families from the Fei Yue and South Central Community Family Service Centres who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
From left: MP for Jurong GRC Shawn Huang, South Central Community FSC Stanley Tan, BPEA Managing Director Kenneth Cheong, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, CFS CEO Catherine Loh, Fei Yue Executive Director Leng Chin Fai, and MP for Jurong GRC Xie Yao Quan.
 
 
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Grateful for the Sayang Sayang Fund’s work with Grateful for the Sayang Sayang Fund’s work with vulnerable seniors in the pandemic, Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) started their staff wellbeing programme Passion for Compassion, a virtual bonding initiative to raise funds for the Fund.
 
Thank you OSRL for supporting the Sayang Sayang Fund!
 
Read more about OSRL’s staff wellbeing initiative, Passion for Compassion: https://bit.ly/2GczVfS
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David Serés, HR Director (South East Asia & Sout David Serés, HR Director (South East Asia & South Korea) of Boehringer Ingelheim presenting a cheque to Catherine Loh, our CEO, after their visit to the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped a few days ago.  Boehringer Ingelheim donated the company’s Jobs Support Scheme payout to the Sayang Sayang Fund.  Thank you for partnering CFS to provide relief to our healthcare workers and other vulnerable communities affected during this crisis!  #BoehringerIngelhelm #givingbacktothecommunity #strongertogether #CommunityFoundationOfSingapore #sayangsayangfund #philanthropy #giving #covid19 #SGunited
Did you know that being involved in philanthropy m Did you know that being involved in philanthropy makes a big difference to the world we live in?
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Philanthropy addresses the root cause of social issues in the long term, according to CFS CEO Catherine Loh.
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Establishing a foundation or a donor-advised fund with CFS dedicated to a specific cause can also unite successors of a business, or provide a family with a shared purpose.
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For educator George Jacobs, founder of the Relaxed Fund administered by CFS, advocating a vegan lifestyle to promote horticulture in Singapore brings him great fulfilment and happiness; another benefit of being involved in philanthropy.
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Read more about how philanthropy can make a difference: https://bit.ly/30rczuM
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CFS celebrates Singapore’s 55th birthday! #singa CFS celebrates Singapore’s 55th birthday! #singaporenationalday
Inspired by the work and cause of the Sayang Sayan Inspired by the work and cause of the Sayang Sayang Fund, the Temasek Polytechnic Dance Club (TPDE) started the LOVE-19 project on ‪giving.sg‬ in support of the vulnerable seniors, low-income families and migrant workers.
 
A family of individuals united by a common passion for dance, TPDE launched the LOVE-19 project with a dance video on the importance of the human connection to inspire Singaporeans to help those in need. The project received donations via online dance classes taught by established TPDE alumni, and raised a total of $1825!
 
Thank you TPDE for supporting the Sayang Sayang Fund!
 
Read more about TPDE and the LOVE-19 project: https://bit.ly/3k4HBQK
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