Our aim is to strengthen mutual understanding, ties and trust between global communities.
All our programmes seek to bring Singaporeans and our friends from overseas communities together,
to connect and collaborate for positive change.
We believe that when people from different parts of the world work together,
they gain insights that bridge cultural divides and the sharing of ideas,
skills and experiences inspires actions and enables collaborations for good.
We do this because we believe we all can, and should, do our part to build
a better world – one we envision as peaceful, inclusive and offers opportunities for all.
“I am living proof of the benefits that an international exchange programme like the SIF-Asean fellowship can bring, and I see it as
a long-term investment that benefits cross-cultural
relationships by nurturing the young leaders of the future.”
Ridwan Kamil, Mayor of Bandung, Indonesia
“When taking dance productions overseas, one has to be culturally sensitive. Gaining this ‘cultural sensitivity’ is easier to grasp through living in Singapore,
where each race and culture has its own values and customs.
To live together in one country, the people need to respect and understand each other’s cultures.”
Sheridan Newman, Dancer, Maya Dance Theatre and Movement Collective, Australia
“We are touched by the warmth and friendship of Singaporeans – including the SIF staff and volunteer doctors.
There is a long term friendship between our two countries.”
Professor Zhang Kaining, Head, Yunnan Health & Development Research Association, China
“Singapore has amazing infrastructure, people who are interested and a government who is receptive to change.
(Through an) ecosystem with many venture capitalists, non-profit organisations and businesses looking into creating more technology-based innovation, we can positively impact communities.”
Larry Tchiou, Founder, UNFRAMED, France
“As first-time social entrepreneurs, we found footholds in the Singapore entrepreneurship ecosystem that proved incredibly important in our journey.
In Singapore, the synergistic efforts of a multitude of organisations such as the Singapore International Foundation and The Hub Singapore have
resulted in the creation of a thriving ecosystem to support budding entrepreneurs and mentors to support them.”
Prukalpa Sankar, Co-Founder, Social Cops, India
Partners and Friends
Our work is not possible without the passion and dedication of our partners and friends.
For more than two decades, we have seen the coming together of friends from diverse backgrounds and cultures, united by the common goal of building a better world.
It is this collective effort of Singaporeans and Friends of Singapore that inspires us daily, while encouraging many others to put their ideas into action for good.
Everyone can be a changemaker. Join our growing community today!