Women’s WorldWide Web (W4) is an online crowd-funding platform aiming to promote girls’ and women’s empowerment worldwide; in cities and in rural areas, in both developing and developed countries. Harnessing the power of digital connection, W4 mobilises vital support—both financial and in-kind—for organisations doing grassroots work to protect girls’ and women’s human rights and to promote their empowerment.
Founded in Hong Kong in 1993, Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. The organisation promotes compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change.
Using innovative conservation strategies and collaborating closely with local communities, partner NGOs, national parks and government agencies, Big Life Foundation seeks to protect and sustain East Africa’s wild lands and wildlife, including one of the greatest populations of elephants left in East Africa. Big Life Foundation was founded in September 2010.
Bombay Natural History Society (BHNS) is a membership-driven organisation that has been promoting the cause of a natural India for the past 130 years since 1883. The Society’s guiding principle has always been that conservation must be based on scientific research. BHNS is also designated as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, the fund also provides assistance to local communities through education, health, training and development initiatives.
Gorilla Doctors is dedicated to saving the mountain gorilla species one gorilla patient at a time. The Gorilla Doctors international veterinarian team provides hands-on medical care to sick and injured mountain gorillas living in the national parks of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD) is unified by the common passion and conviction to be the voice of homeless strays, to champion their cause and to bring about a positive change in their lives. SOSD focuses on advocating for the strays, and assisting in managing the integration and acceptance of mongrels in society; with the mission to save the street dogs and give them a chance in life.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a registered animal welfare charity with IPC status in Singapore and their objectives are to prevent cruelty to animals and birds and to promote kindness to animals and birds through education, advocacy and action.
The Corbett Foundation (TCF) was established by Mr. Dilip D.Khatau in India as a non-profit, non-government organisation and a charitable trust in 1994. The foundation is entirely dedicated to the cause of wildlife conservation, environmental awareness, community outreach programmes, tribal welfare and sustainable development initiatives. One of the main areas of conservation that TCF undertakes is in the conservation of the Bengal Tiger.
The Orangutan Project (TOP) is the world’s foremost not-for-profit organisation, supporting orangutan conservation, rainforest protection, local community partnerships and the rehabilitation and reintroduction of displaced orangutans back to the wild, in order to save the two orangutan species from extinction.
Voices for Animals is a self – funded home that takes in breeding dogs that have been abandoned by puppy farms. They rely on small adoption fees and donations to keep the dogs. The home was started by Derrick Tan and is run by volunteers who love dogs.
Animal Aid Unlimited was set up to help street animals in India.
In India, although animals are protected by law, but when they have problems, there is little option as help for street animal is not available in most cities without the infrastructure of a hospital and ambulance. Animal Aid Unlimited runs a vital emergency rescue service for street animals – dogs, cows, donkeys, birds, and cats – in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
WECare Worldwide is a UK registered charity (1162386) set up by veterinary surgeon, Janey Lowes, from the Westway Veterinary Group in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in October 2014. Their mission is to provide veterinary care for less fortunate animals around the world, starting in Sri Lanka.
Currently they have a team of veterinary surgeons and nurses from the UK volunteering in Sri Lanka to provide a high level of veterinary expertise to animals who don’t have access to any other form of healthcare. They provide all their expertise for FREE but still have to cover medicine and food costs.
Their vision is to create an environment where the painted dogs can thrive. Conservation through Action and Education is their mantra.
African wild dogs, also known as painted dogs, are incredibly social creatures. They live in carefully organized packs in which each dog has a specified job, from hunter to pup baby-sitter. The dogs rely on each other and are one of the only wild species to care for their sick and old.
African wild dogs used to range across Africa, with 500,000 dogs in 39 countries. Impacted by poaching, road kills, and mining and logging that destroy habitat, now only 6,600 dogs are thought to remain. Zimbabwe, where Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) is headquartered, is one of the last strongholds.
Founded in 2004, Cambodian Children’s Fund provides life-changing education, nourishment and healing to vulnerable children from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities. Today, the non-profit organisation cares for more than 1,800 students and 10,000 people annually after extending services to provide to entire families and communities in crisis.
Children’s Aid Society is among the oldest philanthropic organisations in Singapore, having been formed in the late 1890s as the St Nicholas Home. Melrose Home provides a supportive environment for children between the ages of 3 to 18 years old, a “home away from home” for children and teenagers who need care and protection in a residential setting. These are children whose parents or family members are unable to provide care or to supervise them.
The End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation (ECSAF) was founded in 1998 in Hong Kong by Ms Siao Fong Fong, an internationally renowned actress and a qualified child psychologist/ therapist, with the mission to protect youngsters under 18 from sexual abuse.
Methodist Children and Youth Centre (MCYC) Community Services Society works with children with learning issues; youths with emotional and psychological issues, and at-risk behaviours; parents and families.
Morning Star Foundation works primarily in China and Uganda, caring for orphaned, abandoned and needy children with severe heart diseases. The foundation seeks out the best medical and surgical treatment available for each of the children.
Founded in 2005, Sanctuary House is a non-profit, grassroots organisation that provides foster care to children deprived of family care for various social reasons and providing support to families where children are at risk of being separated from their families.
Based in the United States, the Global Fund for Children transforms the lives of children on the edges of society—trafficked children, refugees, child labourers—and help them regain their rights and pursue their dreams. Since 1997, the fund has reached nine million children worldwide.
Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville) runs an integrated Preschool and Student Care Centre in the Aljunied-MacPherson area for people of all faiths and religions. Their programmes cater to both mainstream, as well as those with additional needs, giving priority to the poorest living in the lower income neighbourhoods.
Beautiful People is a volunteer-led organisation that aims to build mentoring relationships that change the lives of the marginalised.
Donations will go directly to their mentorship programmes with their mentees in residential rehabilitation homes and women’s prisons, as well as young families and female ex-offenders.
Bright Vision Hospital (BVH) is a community hospital offering intermediate and long-term care services to about 1,200 new patients a year. The hospital provides a fully integrated healthcare programme that serves the patients’ physical, psychological, spiritual and social well-being. BVH also serves as a training and education center for professionals and the public in community care for the elderly and informed.
Founded in 1978, the Geylang East Home For The Aged is a community home managed fully by a team of dedicated volunteers. It provides a place with proper care and facilities to needy elderly. It also provides financial and personal support to those who are old and weak.
The PERTAPIS Senior Citizen Fellowship Home was set up with the assistance of the National Council of Social Services and the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, to meet the demands of providing a sheltered home for elderly destitute. The Home has residential facilities catering to the needs of 40 ambulant senior citizens.
Founded in 1968, Society for the Aged Sick is a non-profit organization with the aim to provide quality care to the aged sick and destitute and to help the aged sick and destitute lead a meaningful and enriching life.
Sree Narayana Mission Home for the Aged Sick is a nursing home setup by Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) that provides those in need of an aged home with nursing services. Programmes such as financial assistance, facility-based service and day care have also been developed to provide better welfare services to needy and sick elderly.
St Luke’s ElderCare was formed to provide a suite of day programmes for the seniors via its network of 12 centers. They aim to enhance the social, psychological and physical well-being of the seniors and their quality of life by providing a comprehensive, integrated and holistic range of day services.
The Tai Pei Old People’s Home was set up with the objective to provide shelter and nursing care to female aged destitute, regardless of their race or religion. They currently support 180 beneficiaries. The home is administered by a management committee of 20 members.
The Singapore Cheshire Home was founded in 1957 with the aim to provide a “home” for the care of the seriously disabled having no or limited means and whose families, if any, are unable to provide adequate care. Services provided at The Singapore Cheshire Home includes both residential care and day care services.
Alpha Singapore runs a series of Alpha courses designed primarily for people who are not churchgoers to understand the basics of Christian faith. Some of the courses developed include those for youths, elderly and prisoners; bringing these ex-offenders a second chance in life.
Singapore Anglican Community Services reaches out to people in need, provide refuge and relief for the psychiatrically disabled and people in crises. The organisation aims to be an excellent caring Christian welfare organisation effectively accomplishing the total rehabilitation of those under their care.
ACMI is an organisation that provides social and legal assistance, counselling and befriending services to all migrant, foreign workers, students and transients. The organisation aims to respond to the pastoral needs of all migrants and itinerants in Singapore, regardless of race, language or religion.
Art Outreach Singapore’s mission is to increase visual art literacy and to promote art appreciation in Singapore by offering an art education programme for primary and secondary school students, art events and presentations in the community, art tours for the public, as well as developing a body of well-trained and committed volunteers to serve as art advocates, providing a vital resource in the community.
Assisi Hospice is a Catholic Charity providing compassionate, personalised and quality Palliative Care to adults and children with life limiting illnesses through their Inpatient, Home and Day Care services regardless of financial status, age, race and religion; respecting their faith, culture and values.
Care Community Services Society (CCSS), is called to serve the community and to influence and equip individuals and families for empowered living through all generations.
Community Chest was established in 1983 with a simple yet vital mission: to raise funds for the nation’s many charities. Charities supported by Community Chest are then able to do what they are best at – providing critical social service programmes to help children with special needs, people with disabilities, frail and lonely elderly and families facing difficulties. Over the years, Community Chest has built an enduring trust and partnership with many organisations, foundations and individuals and raised millions of much-needed dollars that enabled to bring positive changes to their beneficiaries.
Food from the Heart is an organisation that reaches out to the less-fortunate and brighten their lives by alleviating hunger through a food distribution programme and bringing joy through the distribution of toys and birthday celebrations. They have developed programmes such as the Bread Programme and Food Goodie Bag Programme to help those in need.
The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) was created in September 2004 to respond to the special needs of migrant communities in Singapore. HOME believes that the rights to Dignity of Work, Dignity of Person and the Dignity of Life are fundamental human rights. Migrant populations in many countries are often discriminated when it comes to the protection of these rights. HOME seeks to uphold human dignity for all peoples wherever they come from.
Hope Villages Fund is a not-for-profit organisation based in Singapore dedicated to improving the livelihood of the underprivileged in Asia.
Loving Heart Multi-Service Centre (Jurong) [LHMSCJ] is a non-profit voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) started in 2004 to serve the residents and community of Jurong Central Constituency and needy students through programmes and activities, with professionalism in promoting social and multi-racial community bonding.
Methodist Welfare Services is the social service arm of The Methodist Church in Singapore that provides constant care to almost 6,000 needy persons in the community every month, regardless of race or religion, through its outreach centers throughout Singapore. They help three main groups of people in need; disadvantaged children and youths, families in distress and the elderly, sick and those with advanced illnesses.
The NKF is a charitable organisation that provides dialysis treatment and rehabilitative care to kidney failure patients at affordable, subsidised rates. Besides caring for patients holistically and helping them maintain a reasonable quality of life, the NKF also provides health-screening and public education services to raise the community’s awareness on the importance of renal disease prevention.
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is a non-profit and non-religious organisation which aims to provide 24-hour confidential emotional support to people in crisis, thinking of suicide or affected by suicide.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. The Salvation Army in Singapore helps needy people through its churches (corps) and a wide range of social and community programmes, including a nursing home, children’s homes, child care centres, elderly care and rehabilitation centre, prison support ministries and services, amongst many others.
Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) promotes equitable treatment for migrant workers in Singapore, help those in need and advocate better policies. TWC2 prides itself as a reliable help agency for migrant workers who encounter problems with their employers, a source of information for employers and the public, a center for generating action-oriented research and a credible advocate for a more enlightened regulatory framework.