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Charitable Organisations List as at 16-Aug-16
Note: DBS PayLah! endeavours to provide the most accurate information possible with regards to Tax Deduction Eligibility. However, for the latest updated information and eligibility criteria, please check with the respective charitable organisations directly.
  1. Adventist Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes, Donations of 10 dollars and above are eligible for tax deduction

    The Adventist Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre believes in providing the best in physiotherapy and rehabilitation to all the unfortunate victims of stroke, head and spinal injury following accidents and also all other chronic neuromuscular disorders.

    Their aim is not only to get all patients well and be able to walk again but also to teach patients a healthy lifestyle so that the patients can avoid getting a second attack or suffer a relapse of the illness.

    Their Honorary Doctor, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Therapy Aides and Counsellors have one concern in mind and that is to get the patient motivated to exercise and get well so that they can be useful at home and hopefully return to the workforce and be gainfully employed.

  2. AMKFSC Community Services

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    AMKFSC provides a spectrum of community-based services in Central and North-East Singapore, including:

  3. Assisi Hospice

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    Assisi Hospice is a Catholic charity that has been providing hospice & palliative care since 1993. They look after patients with cancer or other life-limiting diseases, regardless of their age, religious or financial backgrounds.

    They provide an integrated comprehensive range of services that include a 35-bedded hospice ward, home care, adult day centre and a day centre for children.

    With revenue from grateful families of patients together with subventions from the Government, a sizeable deficit remains to be covered through donations from the public.

  4. AWWA

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) serves over 5000 people in Singapore each year, ranging from caregivers, elderly, disabled and families. AWWA’s mission is to empower their clients to maximize their potential to lead dignified and independent lives.

  5. Casa Raudha Women Home

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes, for donations of SGD 10 and above

    Founded in 2008, Casa Raudha Women Home’s goal is to provide temporary shelter and new beginnings for women who were victims of domestic violence and abuse. The shelter welcomes women and their children of all races and religion that require protection. Casa Raudha seeks to be a haven for their residents by motivating them to continue persisting towards making positive changes in their lives.

    The shelter also introduces courses that equip their residents with practical skills and knowledge such as basic home repairs, sewing and baking. Other in-house programmes language classes, financial literacy and basic internet literacy.

  6. Catholic Foundation Singapore

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: No

    The Catholic Foundation was established in December 2012 with the initial intent of providing an additional vehicle of fundraising to sustain the Archdiocese of Singapore.

    This was done to supplement a funding model that has become insufficient for the Church in recent years. Traditionally, the 31 parishes and over 100 organisations in the archdiocese are funded by weekly offertories and other collections made during Masses.

    The mission of Catholic Foundation Singapore is to promote Christian giving and provide stewardship for funds raised to support the needs of Catholic archdiocese of Singapore.

  7. Children’s Cancer Foundation

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes, for donations of SGD 50 and above only.

    Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families through enhancing their emotional, social and medical well-being.

    CCF provides children with cancer and their families the much needed support in their battle against the life-threatening illness. In a year, CCF helps some 2,000 children and their families at different stages of the illness.

  8. Community Chest of Singapore

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    For over 30 years, Community Chest has been engaging the community to support people in need through fund-raising and volunteering. Community Chest supports more than 80 charities in Singapore, allowing them to focus on caring for the less fortunate. As Community Chest’s operating costs are mainly covered by Tote Board and Singapore Pools, every dollar you donate will help:

    Transform a life. Make the impossible, possible.

    Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government under the Care & Share Movement for SG50, from now till 31st March 2016. To make a difference, visit comchest.sg.

  9. Dover Park Hospice

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes, for donation of SGD 10 and above

    Founded in 1992, Dover Park Hospice is a secular, nonprofit organisation which provides hospice care for terminally-ill patients in Singapore. The hospice believes that ‘Every Moment Matters’ and helps their patients spend their last days in comfort and dignity. They were started by volunteers and volunteers continue to play an integral role in many aspects of hospice work today, from patient care to social activities and administrative support.

    Dover Park Hospice adopts an inclusive approach, welcoming everyone regardless of age, race, religion or income level. Dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those who are nearing the end of life’s journey, the hospice aims to enhance the living, comfort the dying and support the grieving with compassion and dignity. They adopt a holistic approach to total patient care, paying utmost attention to their patients’ physical, social and psychological needs.

    Since accepting their first patient in 1995, they have cared for and comforted more than 8,000 terminally-ill patients and their families.

  10. Down Syndrome Association

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes, for donations of SGD 10 and above

    The Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) is a self-funding, non-profit organisation serving individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. Their aim is to support and educate professionals, families, and the public about Down Syndrome. They are dedicated to providing for a richer and more meaningful life for all people with Down syndrome, and their families. They are registered as a charity and a member of the National Council of Social Services, Singapore and they are also affiliated with Down Syndrome International and the Asia-Pacific Federation of Down Syndrome. It is estimated that there are about 40 babies born with Down Syndrome in Singapore each year. DSA provides emotional support, understanding and information about Down syndrome and community services to new parents referred through hospitals and other medical professionals.

  11. Heart of God Church

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Not applicable

    Heart of God Church is a non-denominational independent church whose core values are Faith, Family, Church, Youth, Education and Entrepreneurship.

  12. Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    Kwong Wai Shui Hospital’s mission is to provide health care services to the needy in Singapore. They accept people from all walks of life, regardless of race, language or religion. Their vision is to be a highly regarded healthcare institution by promoting the well-being and dignity of the people they serve, through compassion, charity and quality professional care.

  13. Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation’s vision is to become the leading healthcare organization committed to finding cures and saving lives of people suffering from blood cancers and disorders. Their mission is to:

  14. Lions Befrienders Donation

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes, donations $50 and above.

    Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore) – LB is a Voluntary Welfare Organisation which was founded in 1995 by the Lions Clubs of Singapore and a Lions District Project. They are also a registered member with the National Council of Social Service, the local social services sector’s umbrella body.
    Their mission is to provide friendship and care for seniors to age in place with community participation, enabling them to enjoy meaningful and enriching lives.

    Their objective is to:

  15. MINDS

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) was founded in May 1962 by a group of philanthropists who saw the need to provide equal opportunities for children with intellectual disabilities to receive education and later, to be integrated as contributing and responsible citizens in Singapore.

    Since then, MINDS has grown to become one of the oldest and largest non-governmental organisations catering to the needs of people with intellectual disability in Singapore.

    MINDS runs 4 Special Education Schools, 3 Employment Development Centres (EDCs), 4 Training and Development Centres (TDCs), 2 Homes (one for adults, one for children) and 1 Hostel (for adults) to cater to the educational, vocational, social and welfare needs of people with intellectual disability.

    To further complete their services and ensure sustainable employment opportunities for their clients, they also have their own Curriculum Development Unit, Allied Health Professionals and Social Enterprise Department.

  16. Muis Zakat – IRAS Auto Inclusion

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore or Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) is a statutory board established under the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA). MUIS looks into the socio religious interests of Singapore's Muslim community. Under AMLA, MUIS is the Zakat authority in Singapore. Zakat contributions made to Muis are disbursed to the rightful beneficiaries under Muslim law, including the poor and needy, those in debt, those who recently embraced Islam and those in need of assistance to pursue their education.

  17. Muis Zakat – No IRAS Auto Inclusion

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: No, please refer to MUIS.gov.sg for more details on the No IRAS Auto Inclusion scheme

    The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore or Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) is a statutory board established under the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA). MUIS looks into the socio religious interests of Singapore's Muslim community. Under AMLA, MUIS is the Zakat authority in Singapore. Zakat contributions made to Muis are disbursed to the rightful beneficiaries under Muslim law, including the poor and needy, those in debt, those who recently embraced Islam and those in need of assistance to pursue their education.

  18. NAFA-Donation

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes.

    Since its establishment in 1938, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) has pioneered arts education and championed the development of the arts in Singapore.

    The late founding principal and artist Mr Lim Hak Tai and a group of art teachers started NAFA with an inaugural batch of 14 aspiring Fine Art students. It was an arduous journey as a pioneer of arts education. NAFA suffered disruption during the war, financial difficulties and went against the tide when pursuits of arts were considered secondary and less rewarding. Despite the challenges, their teachers and artists of NAFA went on to make a mark in Singapore’s contemporary art history with the ‘Nanyang style’ of art, a unique blend of Eastern and Western styles, techniques and subjects. That was the audacity and spirit of our founding 76 years ago.

    Today, NAFA is Singapore’s premier arts institution renowned for its high quality curricula, innovative teaching, artistic creations and community outreach. As a comprehensive multi-disciplinary arts institution, NAFA offers a diverse range of well-designed, industry-relevant diploma courses covering 3D Design, Arts Management & Education, Design & Media, Fine Art, Fashion Studies, Dance, Music and Theatre. Opportunities are available for students to pursue further education in the arts through various degree courses conducted in partnership with reputable local and overseas universities.

    The story of NAFA is intertwined with the development of arts in Singapore. NAFA is privileged to have the enduring passion and support from generations of arts educators, the community, donors, students and alumni. NAFA invites you to help NAFA to advance the arts education needs for the future generations. Leave a legacy and be part of NAFA history.

  19. National Kidney Foundation (NKF) S’Pore

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Singapore is a non-profit organization for Singaporeans who suffer from kidney failure. It aims to assist by giving life and hope through affordable, sustainable and quality renal care, and education and prevention of kidney disease in partnership with the community.

    As of 31st August 2015, NKF is assisting a total of 3,623 dialysis patients and beneficiaries, including child beneficiaries and patients on haemodialysis.

  20. PACDF (POSB PAssion Kids Fund)

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes, for donations of SGD 100 and above only.

    The POSB PAssion Kids Fund aims to support the children in the community through different programmes. It is part of The People's Association Community Development Fund’s (PACDF) whose objective is to promote activities and programmes which will contribute towards social capital and community development. All donation proceeds will go towards the POSB PAssion Kids Fund.

    POSB PAssion Kids Fund has reached out to more than 115,000 children through 40 programmes in Singapore.

    In 2015, the fund will continue to promote activities and programmes which will contribute towards community development.

  21. Ren Ci Hospital & Medicare Centre

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    Established in 1994, Ren Ci Hospital provides affordable medical, nursing and rehabilitative care services for the community. Based on the principles of loving kindness and compassion, the care team provides quality service to all, regardless of background, race and religion.

    Ren Hospital caters to the long-term healthcare needs of their patients, many of whom suffer from multiple chronic medical conditions and are either wheelchair-bound or bedridden. Most of the long-staying residents in their nursing homes come from low-income families, while some are destitute.

    With Singapore’s rapidly ageing population, Ren Ci will continue to play an important role in supporting the healthcare needs of senior citizens. Ren Ci not only gives hope to the frail elderly by helping them overcome their disabilities and teaching their families to care for them at home, they also partner community groups and social enterprises to give dignity back to the elderly.

  22. Singapore Red Cross

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) was founded in 1949 and is an independent humanitarian organization. It is non-political, non-religious and is part of the International Federation of the Red Cross. SRC adheres to the Geneva Convention (1949) and its work is based on the principles of humanity, impartiality, independence, neutrality, unity, universality and voluntary service.

    SRC is dedicated to relieving human suffering, protecting human lives and dignity and responding to emergencies. Its objectives are to provide assistance in relief operations in times of disaster and in auxiliary health and welfare services to the sick, the handicapped, the aged and the poor without any distinction on grounds of race, nationality, religion or political opinions. They also aim to furnish voluntary aid to the sick and wounded in time of war and to non-belligerents, prisoners of war and civilians from the effects of war.

  23. Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD)

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    SPD, which is formerly known as the Society for Aid to the Paralysed, is a voluntary welfare organization dedicated to people with physical disabilities. It aims to help them to develop their potential to the fullest and integrate them into mainstream society.

    Through close to 20 programmes that encompass early intervention, rehabilitation, employment support, training, education, consultation and assessment in assistive technology, day care, and social service support, SPD serves about 5,300 people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities, helping them to become self-reliant and independent.

  24. Spectra Secondary School

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes, for donations of SGD 20 and above only.

    Spectra Secondary School is a specialized school for Normal Technical students. It provides a customized and practice-oriented curriculum to cater to the needs of their students and works closely with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and industry partners to develop programmes and attachment opportunities for their students.

  25. ST School Pocket Money Fund

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes

    The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) was initiated by The Straits Times in 2000 to provide pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for their bus fares and other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of parents who are struggling to feed their families.

    The Fund supports over 10,000 children and youth a year and has disbursed close to $42m and helped over 128,000 cases of children and youth in providing them with monthly school pocket money.

  26. Singapore Tamil Youth Club

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Not applicable

    The Singapore Tamil Youth Club is a self-help community organisation that is wholly managed by volunteer youths from all walks of lives. Its main objective is to bring the youths together through a variety of activities, promoting Culture, Language and Sports. This to some extent prevents youths from going astray in their vulnerable age and challenges them to a productive lifestyle that benefits themselves and the community at large.

  27. TOUCH Community Services

    Tax Deduction Eligibility: Yes, for donations of SGD 50 and above only.

    TOUCH Community Services is a not-for-profit charitable organisation and a member of the National Council of Social Service. Their mission is to establish and provide for the needy and disadvantaged in our society via an integrated network of community-based services that strengthens the family, believing that every individual is unique and capable of reaching his or her highest potential.

    Since 1992, TOUCH has reached out to more than 100,000 clients from all races and religions, including children, youths, families, people with special and healthcare needs, and the elderly. With an integrated network of 17 services, TOUCH has 18 centres located in different parts of Singapore. Winner of the Outstanding Non-profit Organisation Award 2007, TOUCH depends on donations to help them continue their work in the community.