Singapore International Foundation
The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) is a not-for-profit organisation established on 1 August 1991. It aims to strengthen mutual understanding, ties and trust between global communities. The SIF’s programmes bring Singaporeans and our friends from overseas communities together, to connect and collaborate for positive change. The SIF’s Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme seeks to inspire, equip, and enable the youth of different nationalities to launch or scale up their social enterprises in Singapore and beyond. Since 2010, the YSE programme has nurtured a global network of youth with innovative business ideas focused on social good, which has grown to over 1,200 alumni from 577 social enterprises, representing 39 nationalities. Together with established social entrepreneurs, business consultants, and investors, they harness the power of ideas, know-how, and resources to effect systemic, sustainable change for a better world.
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Visit us at: www.sif.org.sg/
AVPN is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia. As an advocate, capacity builder, and platform that cuts across private, public and social sectors, AVPN embraces all types of engagement to improve the effectiveness of members across the Asia Pacific region.
The core mission of AVPN is to increase the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital to the social sector by connecting and empowering key stakeholders from funders to the social purpose organizations they support.
With over 600 members across 32 countries, AVPN is catalysing the movement towards a more strategic, collaborative and outcome focused approach to social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.
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Temasek Foundation supports programmes that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. We aim to strengthen social resilience, foster international exchange and enhance regional capabilities, advance science and protect the planet for a sustainable world. For more information, visit www.temasekfoundation.org.sg.
The first educational institution of its kind, Singapore Polytechnic offers 37 full-time diploma courses to prepare students for university and work. Established on 27 October 1954, Singapore Polytechnic is the first and oldest polytechnic in Singapore.
A Good Space
Singapore’s first co-operative to gather diverse changemakers to create the Singapore of our dreams, together. In March 2020, we were registered as Singapore's first non-profit co-operative to gather diverse changemakers as a collective changemaking force to collaborate, innovate and create meaningful solutions for social issues.
National Youth Council Singapore
At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit.
The Thought Collective
The Thought Collective (TTC) was co-founded by Elizabeth Kon, Shiao-Yin Kuik and Yee Tong.
After 2015, The Thought Collective started consultancy, facilitation, training and coaching work to support organisations and systems through their cultural change processes. 18 years on, TTC is still here to serve Singapore by bringing together grounded theory, interdisciplinary skills, a strong instinct for compassionate collaboration and an unwavering commitment to helping our city build up the socio-emotional capital she needs to thrive in the future.
Rumah Faye is a leading non-profit working to eradicate child trafficking, exploitation, and abuse in Indonesia. With a safe house in Batam, Rumah Faye is uniquely equipped to provide direct care for victims of such cases. The safe house is able to provide access to healthcare, access to legal assistance, counselling, case assistance, and education.
Eco Youth Collective
Eco Youth Collective is made up of a group of Singaporean youths brought together by a shared vision of creating solidarity between the pre-tertiary institutes (JC, Poly, ITE). To this end, we hope to create an environmental space conducive for collective action, collaboration, and mutual aid to take place. Advocating strongly for youths to have ownership over a resounding and inclusive voice, we seek to inculcate in them an acute sensitivity towards the existence of a larger ecosystem with different actors, disciplines and crises that are ultimately intersectional.
Design For Change
Design for Change (DFC) is the world’s largest movement of children and youth driving change by unleashing their ‘I CAN’ spirit. The program has been designed to give the young an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better tomorrow and put them into action. Design for Change has been selected by the United Nations as one of the initiatives to achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, recognising that children have what it takes to drive change in the world. Currently Design for Change is active in 70 countries.
The Contentment Foundation
We believe in a world where everyone has the tools to cultivate sustainable wellbeing from the inside out. We offer simple, powerful tools to help teachers, students and adults meaningfully navigate their inner selves; ultimately rediscovering that they’re already whole just as they are. We aim to help raise the overall psychological and emotional health of people worldwide by providing powerful self-awareness and emotional intelligence tools to schools globally. Our evidence-based early childhood and K-8 lesson plans, known as the Four Pillars of Wellbeing, are designed to empower students with tools to understand and process their life experiences. The four pillars include mindfulness, community, self-curiosity and contentment & balance -- they are deeply anchored on philosophical, spiritual and scientific research. It’s the first ever curriculum offered that takes on a holistic approach to wellbeing, making it a high-impact, sustainable model. Our vision for the future is to live in a world where every adult and child has access to education, communities, and personal practices that cultivate indestructible wellbeing.
Our Better World
We unearth stories of people doing good in Asia and share them with a global community - because we believe stories have the power to inspire meaningful contribution. Through stories, we connect those doing good who could use mass support, storytellers who need their stories shared; and people who’d love to help but don’t know how to get involved. We motivate people to act. We want to build an engaged global community, contributing skills, resources, time and effort, to improve the lives of those who are helped and those who are helping. We evoke compassion and encourage hope. We aim to empower individuals with the conviction that each has the power to contribute to the greater good. Together, we can make a real difference in people’s lives. Our Better World is the digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation.
At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
Edible Garden City
Urban farming is the future of cities. Our urban farming model, Citizen Farm, is a community of local farmers that produces fresh, tasty and nutritious harvests that are available to everyone living in the city.
We design, build and maintain food gardens in tropical urban Singapore, which include restaurants, hotels, schools, residences, and more.
We design and conduct farming workshops for companies and schools at our locations and create and run farming curriculum in schools that benefits educators and students.
We supply fresh herbs, flowers, and vegetables to food and beverage outlets, as well as to families through our Citizen Box programme.
Resonance is a global consultancy of strategic and creative place makers. As leading advisors in real estate, tourism and economic development, Resonance combines expertise in research, strategy, branding and communications to make destinations, cities and developments more valuable and more vibrant.
The Majurity Trust
The Majurity Trust is a philanthropic organisation that makes things happen — with philanthropy, programmes and platforms as our core pillars. We aim to establish impactful partnerships, provide philanthropic advice and grants, and create practical solutions to address social issues. 100% of your donations fund organisations and programmes that help people thrive because our Board is committed to secure and fund all operating costs.
Good City Foundation
Good City Foundation (GCF) is a regional multilateral development organization founded in 2016 and headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, China. The Foundation sets forth a progressive image for the future development of Asia in the context of global relations. More specifically, the Foundation provides a bold re-imagination of Hong Kong’s role and relevance in the region – aiming to become a key connector of new generation leaders from public and private sectors in emerging cities, support them to mobilize partnerships and resources for real-world projects. The Foundation is firmly based with central connectivity of heart in Hong Kong. A bottom-up, youth-led approach is adopted since its establishment to proactively drive new agendas and important projects for the acceleration and innovation of socioeconomic development in Asia and strategic engagement in China. Such design re-unites young leaders and stakeholders across sectors in China and Hong Kong SAR, which is conducive to fostering a more harmonious and entrepreneurial spirit in public-private cooperation.
Future City Summit
Future City Summit is a multi-lateral development organization bringing corporates, governments, start-ups, and academia for partnership. The organization is founded with the Global Partnership Seed Fund from Vice President Office of The University of Hong Kong. It curates annual conference for bringing stakeholders to partnership talks and refine cooperation framework for development of industries. Future City Summit visions a stream of collaboration and vibrant exchange of talents and ideas with actions through the curation annually, currently with the support of African Union, Asian Development Bank, Harvard Graduate School of Design and so on.
Public-Private Partnership by Youth
The Public Private Partnership by Youth (“PPP by Youth”) initiates a series of programs taking place in designated emerging future cities through the collaboration of local government and Future City Summit. The initiative missions to address local needs through emerging young leaders from sectors and followed with funded implementation and capacity building programs by advisors of Future City Summit organization.
Yzer (pronounced “wiser”) specialises in the provision of customised training, coaching and consulting services for individuals and organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. Our mission is to contribute to the personal and professional development of individuals for greater self-mastery and performance. Our training philosophy embraces self-discovery. Our interactive methods build on core competencies. We aim to enhance the overall learning experience to drive a passion for self-improvement.
Playeum is an independent registered charity with a strong social mission: to champion children of all backgrounds and abilities to be active citizens through play, creativity and the arts. Through outreach & community service, Playeum creates experiences for children that build the development of transformative 21st-century life skills and their potential to contribute in their homes, neighbourhoods, schools and society at large. Playeum also works alongside their adults; parents and educators, in empowering them to be creative facilitators of their child's growth.
Ashoka U is the higher education initiative of Ashoka. Ashoka U helps innovators in higher education lead changemaker education programs on their campuses & build a culture of changemaking across their institution. Since 2008, we have worked with more than 500 colleges & universities around the world to make changemaker education the new normal.
Earth Company is an award-winning social enterprise empowering change-makers in the Asia Pacific. Specifically, Earth Company 1) accelerates the growth of exceptional social entrepreneurs, 2) nurtures the next generation of change-makers, 3) strengthens social purpose organizations. Our mission is to to leave behind a better world for future generations, and we’re looking for people who share our values to join us on this mission. At Earth Company, we take a modern, flexible approach to our work. Our team is a collective of digital nomads – without a fixed location or office, we work across continents and time-zones, making the most of the technologies available to us to work in whatever place and at whatever time suits us.
Leublora Green Village
LGV’s mission is to contribute to the sustainable transformation of Timor-Leste through three strategies: 1) environmental education, 2) eco-tourism and 3) agriculture. This combined approach makes LGV the first and only model of sustainable community development in Timor-Leste.
In order to achieve this task, the organization has created three key elements that together form an interlinked and a projected self-sustainable structure: 1) the Leublora Green School, 2) the Leublora Green Villas and Organic Restaurant, and 3) the Women’s Organic Farming Cooperative. All profits generated from LGV’s commercial goods and services are fully invested in its social projects.
The progress has been remarkable. Conceptualized in 2014, LGV has quickly blossomed to what it is now and is hoping to grow even more by adding a fully-equipped Training Center. In addition, we are working with the government of Timor-Leste and other like-minded organizations to set up replicas of the Leublora Green Village in every district of the country.
Our mission is to support the next generation of Marshallese to navigate and develop solutions to environmental issues impacting their islands such as pollution, climate change, and nuclear legacies.
A wave of empowered Marshallese youth who rise to meet the challenges of a climate threatened future as leaders, change makers, and creators.
"Liok tūt bok" is a Marshallese proverb. From the collection Jabōnkōnaan in M̗ajel̗ compiled by Stone, Kowata and Joash: "Pandanus roots grab deep through sand to hold firmly...The understanding is that once the roots are penetrated deeply into the coral, they will remain for an indefinite time. Traditionally, this term signifies strong footings of a beginning."
We believe that like the roots of the pandanus tree the next generation of Marshallese must also be rooted in the land.
Women's Peace Network
The Women’s Peace Network is composed of lawyers, community leaders, and peace activists from Myanmar and around the globe who share a common goal: peacefully promote and protect human rights.
Environmental Bamboo Foundation
Founded in 1993 by renowned environmentalist and interior designer Linda Garland, the Environmental Bamboo Foundation is an Indonesian non-profit organisation that promotes bamboo as a sustainable alternative to timber, amidst the growing concerns over the world’s diminishing tropical forest resources.
The foundation has a long-standing partnership within Indonesian public sector and private enterprises, with trustees which included Dr Emil Salim, former Indonesian Minister of the Environment, Dr Elizabeth Widjaya, a notable researcher in Bamboo Taxonomy, Mr Trisura Suhardi, Director General of the Department of Small Industries, and many others.
Tribeless™️ is an empathy training company. We're based in Malaysia but work with organizations virtually all over the world. We help clients integrate the practice of empathy into their everyday team conversations through our suite of trainings, workshops and team-building programmes.
Our Empathy In Action methodology turns empathy from an intangible concept into a sustainable, organization-wide practice. We are the proud creators of The Empathy Box© and #EmpathyCircles™️ — conversation tools that enable groups to listen, share and practice empathy, both offline and online. After four years of R&D, our products are now used and loved by 6,000+ people across 30+ countries.
INTEG Solutions, established in 1999 is Ron Laurie's business entity brand. It was one of the earliest pioneers in the application of Integral Theory into the leadership and organisational development arena. As a business INTEG Solutions has access to some of the most powerful diagnostics and process sourced from all over the world and applied locally (Melbourne), nationally and internationally.
BagoSphere is a human skills development platform that accelerates career readiness and career growth. At BagoSphere, we help people develop human skills that unlock their full potential. Technical skills will always evolve, but it is human skills like adaptability, teamwork and critical thinking that will keep your organization thriving in today’s complex and fast-changing economy. BagoSphere has been recognized as a leader in human skills and workforce development from MIT-Solve, Ashoka, UBS, Frontier Innovators and has partnered with Globe Telecom, the National University of Singapore, elea, Julius Baer Foundation to transform a new generation of workers ready for the next generation of business. We are also featured on TEDx, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Devex and The Guardian.