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    Since 1991, the Singapore International Foundation has brought Singaporeans and world communities together to uplift lives and effect positive change, building enduring friendships.

    As we celebrate 30 years this year, we remain resolute in our mission. We believe cross-cultural interactions strengthen understanding, inspire action, and enable collaborations for good. Our programmes bring people together to share ideas, skills, and resources in areas such as healthcare, education, arts and culture, as well as business and livelihood.

    We do this because we all can, and should do our part to build a better world—one we envision as peaceful, inclusive, and offering opportunities for all.


    Our Vision

    Making friends for a better world.


    Our Mission

    Through shared ideas, skills, and experiences, we uplift lives and create greater understanding between Singaporeans and world communities.

    Our Impact

    Our work has made a positive difference to more than



    We have worked in



    Our work is powered by over


    Volunteers from Singapore

    In partnership with over



    And a network of over


    Friends from around the world

    Our Focus Areas

    Our Focus Areas Education


    Empowering communities through education.
    Our Focus Areas Healthcare


    Sharing medical expertise to raise standards of healthcare services.
    Our Focus Areas Arts and Culture

    Arts & Culture

    Harnessing the power of arts and culture to create positive social change.
    Our Focus Areas Business and Livelihood

    Business & Livelihood

    Enabling livelihoods through economic empowerment.


    Here’s How You Can Get Involved

    • Event

      Public Diplomacy in Asia

      Is people-to-people diplomacy the future of international relations given today’s hyper-connected world?
      Join us at Public Diplomacy in Asia 2021, where we highlight the latest trends ?and strategies in global
      engagement to win hearts and minds.
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    • Volunteer Programmes Words on Wheels
      Volunteer Overseas

      Community Programmes - Words on Wheels

      Spread the joy of reading and learning to children.
    • Donate Give a Gift

      Give a Gift

      Let us know how you wish to contribute.
    • Arts for Good Projects
      Join a Programme

      Arts for Good Projects

      Tell us your artistic idea for social change.
    • SINGAPORE Magazine
      Pitch Your Story

      SINGAPORE Magazine

      Uncover the heart and soul of Singapore and its people.
    • Volunteer Programmes Water for Life
      Volunteer Overseas

      Community Programmes - Water for Life

      Bring clean water to those in need.
    • Specialist Volunteer Programmes in Education
      Volunteer Overseas

      Specialist Project - Education

      Equip teachers overseas to deliver better learning outcomes for their students.
    • Specialist Volunteer Programmes in Healthcare
      Volunteer Overseas

      Specialist Project - Healthcare

      Upskill healthcare professionals overseas to strengthen healthcare systems for all.

    Stay Up to Date with Our Latest Happenings

    SINGAPORE Magazine

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      A trip to Myanmar inspired Singaporean entrepreneur Leon Qiu to start an accessible credit programme for its underserved communities.
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    • Innovative Urbanism

      Innovative Urbanism

      A decade since it was established in Singapore, the World Cities Summit continues to provide exemplary solutions to global urban challenges exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic.

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    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”

    Margaret Mead
    Cultural Anthropologist