Community Chest engages the community in supporting people in need through fund-raising and volunteering for social service programmes.
Who we are
We are a fund-raising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). As such, our role and purpose are aligned with NCSS to ensure that every person has the opportunity to live a life of dignity to his or her fullest potential within our society. We raise funds to support social service organisations so that they can do what they are best at - caring for and serving the less advantaged.
Community Chest was established in 1983 with a simple yet vital mission: to raise funds for the nation’s many social service organisations. It is about raising funds from the community for the community in need.
Social service organisations 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 seniors 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 us to care for our beneficiaries.
At the heart of it all is our Patron-in-Chief, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who will be lending his support to our social service organisations.
What we do
For over 30 years, we have been engaging the community to support people in need through fund-raising and volunteering. We support about 80 social service organisations in Singapore, allowing them to focus on caring for the disadvantaged. As our fund-raising and operating costs are covered by Tote Board and Singapore Pools, 100% of your donation goes towards helping:
- Children with special needs and youths-at-risk to reach their potential
- Adults with disabilities to integrate into society
- Relationships of families in difficulty to stay resilient
- Seniors to age graciously in the community
- Persons with mental health issues to integrate into society
Give Hope. Share Joy at www.comchest.sg.