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Community Foundation of Singapore

The Community Foundation of Singapore
6 Eu Tong Sen St #04-88 The Central
Singapore, Singapore '059817
Singapore

Mission

To inspire giving in Singapore through bridging donors with innovative grantmaking on community needs

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Most Meaningful Change

The Community Foundation of Singapore is proud to have initiated or funded a number of successful initiatives that might otherwise not have occurred if not for our unique ability to convene charity partners and donors. For example, we started a Community Impact Fund called Safe Home Scheme. This aims to provide a safe environment for seniors, people with disabilities or people recovering from stroke by funding the cost of occupational therapists, contractors and the implementation of home modifications. CFS collaborated with a charity with relevant expertise, and appealed to various donors to fund this initiative. In view of this need, the government has since established a grant that can be used for specific types of home modifications. Safe Home Scheme, however, continues to be relevant as it is a comprehensive service that benefits people whose needs extend beyond what is provided by the government.

2008 Year Founded
$1,100,000 Endowment Value

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Last Updated: 08.30.16

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Population Area Served

5,000,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Singapore
Address 1The Community Foundation of Singapore
Address 26 Eu Tong Sen St #04-88 The Central
City / TownSingapore
State / RegionSingapore
ZIP / Postal Code'059817
CountrySingapore
ContinentAsia
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone(65)65509560
Emailcatherine@cf.org.sg
Websitewww.cf.org.sg
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Catherine Loh, CEO
Primary Contact’s NameCatherine Loh
Primary Contact’s PositionCEO
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2008
Mission StatementTo inspire giving in Singapore through bridging donors with innovative grantmaking on community needs
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced5,000,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)12
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members11
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$13,200,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$10,100,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$1,100,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsStayed about the same
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a slight role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a centrally important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyLots of time
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationSlightly important
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentSlightly important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingLittle
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffNever
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentRarely
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting better
CrimeGetting better
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingMuch achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentLot
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationHelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersNeither important nor unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsThe Community Foundation of Singapore is proud to have initiated or funded a number of successful initiatives that might otherwise not have occurred if not for our unique ability to convene charity partners and donors. For example, we started a Community Impact Fund called Safe Home Scheme. This aims to provide a safe environment for seniors, people with disabilities or people recovering from stroke by funding the cost of occupational therapists, contractors and the implementation of home modifications. CFS collaborated with a charity with relevant expertise, and appealed to various donors to fund this initiative. In view of this need, the government has since established a grant that can be used for specific types of home modifications. Safe Home Scheme, however, continues to be relevant as it is a comprehensive service that benefits people whose needs extend beyond what is provided by the government.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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