In February 2020, the Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) launched Sayang Sayang Fund (SSF), an emergency community response fund, to address social challenges faced in the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis.

As one of CFS’ Community Impact Funds, SSF was initially set up to support frontline healthcare workers. As the pandemic worsened, it became apparent that there was a need to complement the work of local public health, non-profit and government entities with emergency support and resources. The Fund quickly expanded in scope as CFS responded to escalating needs amongst vulnerable groups during Singapore’s Circuit Breaker and beyond.

Backed by our deep understanding of community needs and strong relationships with charities and government agencies, CFS quickly formed strategic partnerships to deliver funds to the community in the fastest and most effective way.