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.

Thanks for the Sayang Sayang!

We had concluded our Sayang Sayang Fund campaign on Giving.SG and we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all our generous donors. 

Your amazing donations of over $9.6m was really heart-warming. It was with your support that we were able to evolve from helping healthcare workers get home safely to a total of nine initiatives that have aided more than 136,000 care recipients. 

On behalf of all the students and families from low-income households, the homeless, the migrants and the isolated seniors whom your contributions have helped: 

Thank you for all the Sayang Sayang!

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

CFS is happy to announce that the Sayang Sayang Fu CFS is happy to announce that the Sayang Sayang Fund has raised more than 9 million dollars in support of over 136,000 beneficiaries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those who benefited were the most needy and vulnerable in our communities such as seniors isolated at home due to social distancing measures, needy students who required meals to keep going with their Home Based Learning (HBL), migrant workers in dorms and more.

A big thank you to all our partners from both the private and public sector for working together with us, and to all fellow Singaporeans for showing so much sayang!

Click the link in bio to learn more about Sayang Sayang Fund and its impact. 

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#thefutureofphilanthropy is in the hands of our pe #thefutureofphilanthropy is in the hands of our people. “Regardless of one’s background and lifestyle, everyone can play a part in the shared ambition for a fairer and more sustainable Singapore”, said Christine Ong, our chairperson of Community Foundation of Singapore in The Business Times yesterday.

Click link in bio to find out more about #legacygiving and be inspired by how a small contribution can start a ripple effect of #giving. 

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Wishing all our Muslim friends peace, joy and pros Wishing all our Muslim friends peace, joy and prosperity on this special occasion. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!
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Kudos to two of our donors, the changiairport Grou Kudos to two of our donors, the changiairport Group (CAG) and the TSMPLaw Corporation for doing their part by supporting their employees to work from home (WFH), which was shared in an article by the Straits Times. Thanks for safeguarding our community!

At CFS, we encourage our employees to work from home sustainably, and urge everyone to do their part. Together, we can achieve a safer, healthier Singapore for all!

Click the link in bio to read the Straits Times article. 

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A big warm hug makes the best Mother’s Day gift. A big warm hug makes the best Mother’s Day gift. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing women out there!

To celebrate this very special day, we recognise all the efforts of the incredible women who have taken great pains to raise us. Mothers build the foundations of our family and impart precious life values — our very own superheroes!

‘’With 2021 declared as the year of celebrating Singaporean women, it is an opportunity to recognise the strengths of multitaskers – both at home and in the workplace,’’ says Catherine Loh, CEO of CFS.

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Happy #EarthDay🌎♻️ everyone! Did you know Happy #EarthDay🌎♻️ everyone! 

Did you know that CFS supports a few sustainable, earth-friendly programmes such as ‘Mind The Gap 200’ – a Mental Health Fund, which funded the Nature and Mindful Awareness Study in 2019? The study showed that walking mindfully in the forest can improve one's mental, physical and social health.

On Earth Day, we recognize how our relationship with the earth affects what we leave for future generations. You can support sustainable causes you care about through a donor-advised fund (DAF) through CFS. Visit cf.org.sg to find out more.

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What could be more thrilling than the raw and pass What could be more thrilling than the raw and passionate strains of a brilliant string ensemble performance?

Vivien Goh, daughter of impresario Goh Soon Tioe, looked on proudly as six of the Goh Soon Tioe Award winners performed their hearts out at the sold out GST@110 Concert Series last Sunday, in commemoration of the celebrated maestro’s 110th birth anniversary.

The Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Award is managed by CFS, and grants scholarships to musicians with a consistent track record of outstanding musicianship and performance. Well done to all the performers and cheers to a long and successful career in music!

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We are pleased to share that two of our donor-advi We are pleased to share that two of our donor-advised funds have supported the Daughters of Tomorrow’s Eldercare Program. It aims to transform underprivileged women into eldercare providers and address the shortage of manpower in this sector.

Click link in bio to read more about how CFS and our donors are helping to shape a conducive future for Singapore’s elderly community. 

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Source of photo: CFS
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The recently published World Happiness Report 2021 The recently published World Happiness Report 2021 ranked Singapore 23rd out of 90 countries in terms of happiness. 

The report noted that as a result of the pandemic, general happiness and well-being showed a dip, particularly in vulnerable communities like youths, women and single parents.

Studies had shown a neural link between generosity and happiness. We can all do our part to support these vulnerable communities and achieve happiness at the same time. 

Find out more about how CFS can help you do more with your giving at cf.org.sg

Read the full World Happiness Report 2021 at https://bit.ly/3myB6Y9 

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The Sayang Sayang Fund campaign on Giving.SG had c The Sayang Sayang Fund campaign on Giving.SG had concluded successfully!

To all our generous donors, we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU for contributing over $9.6m to the Fund since it was launched on 10 February 2020. 

Your kindness had supported nine initiatives which helped more than 136,000 care recipients. You can find out more at www.cf.org.sg/sayangsayangfund. Thanks for all the Sayang Sayang!

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Last Saturday, our CEO, Catherine Loh participated Last Saturday, our CEO, Catherine Loh participated in the very first hybrid Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Pitching for Change event, organised by the Singapore International Foundation (siforg ).

At Pitching for Change, 15 shortlisted teams from SIF's Young Social Entrepreneurs programme competed for the top six places, standing to win up to S$20,000 in seed funding. The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip, and enable youth of different nationalities to launch or scale up their social enterprises in Singapore and beyond.

Application for the next cycle of the YSE Global 2021 is open until 25 April 2021! Visit the SIF website at www.sif.org.sg/yseapply to learn more.

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This March, we celebrate the powerful women in our This March, we celebrate the powerful women in our lives, communities and workplace. Read the article to find our what our CEO, Catherine Loh had to share about how gender parity is critical to success in business, even in our #NFP sector. 

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