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Singapore’s Biggest Philanthropic Organisations 2022

Philanthropy in Singapore has been growing steadily. Based on annual reports from the Commissioner of Charities (COC), total donations received by registered charities in Singapore increased from S$1.8 billion in 2009 to S$3.2 billion in 2019, an annualised growth of 6.0% over 10 years. Tax deductible donations grew at an annualised rate of 4.0% in …

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Singapore’s Biggest Philanthropic Foundations 2021

Philanthropists in Singapore have been supporting causes through private donations for decades. These donations have been made through multiple channels including personal accounts, family offices, trusts and/or foundations. In particular, the wealthiest individuals and corporates establish foundations – legal entities through which they can channel giving to their preferred causes. In this complimentary version of …

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Philanthropy on the Road to Nationhood in Singapore

January 2018 The study reviews the current state of impact investments in Singapore and Hong Kong, particularly those that have engaged with foundations. It further looks at the trends and challenges of the impact investment sector before presenting a list of recommendations. Impact investment assets globally represent a mere 0.2 percent of global wealth as …

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Philanthropic Foundations In Asia – Insights from Singapore, Myanmar and China

February 2018 This study looks at an emerging trend in which wealthy families, individuals, and corporations in Asia set up foundations to institutionalise their giving. This giving is motivated by a myriad of factors beyond prestige and status, including the desire to give back to society, religion, family and personal values, the desire to drive change, personal experience, and/or …

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Impact Investments by Foundations in Singapore and Hong Kong

January 2018 The study reviews the current state of impact investments in Singapore and Hong Kong, particularly those that have engaged with foundations. It further looks at the trends and challenges of the impact investment sector before presenting a list of recommendations. Impact investment assets globally represent a mere 0.2 percent of global wealth as …

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