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.
“There are very few cities in the world where one can feel at home, or a city [that] can assimilate just about everybody and Singapore was built on assimilating multiple cultures into one.”
Jonathan McClory, Partner, Portland Communications, UK
“I see Singapore as the perfect mix of East and West, blending the best parts of what I found when I lived in China and the United Kingdom…”
Peter Yang, Dancer, Founder, Empact, China
“I have peace of mind here [in Singapore] as everything works and I can connect with everyone. As a hub, Singapore gives me access to funding, skills, knowledge, volunteers and a network of multinational companies.”
Lynna Chandra, Founder, Rachel House, Indonesia
“Through the Young Social Entrepreneur programme, I gained insights into social entrepreneurship and had the opportunity to make friends from many different countries in Asia, New Zealand and even UK. SIF is like a giant that provides the network, resources and mentorship for social enterprises’ growth.”
Ong Kay Kay, YSE 2016 participant, Malaysia
“Singapore gets more interesting the more you spend time here. There are so many layers of stories with different influences from the past and present, and that makes the country special. I feel comfortable and welcome here, and that makes me consider Singapore home.”
Karin Aue, Austrian Designer of Tote Bags, Austria
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!