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Singapore Government

President's Challenge & Community Chest

President's Challenge & Community Chest

  • Started in 2000, the President’s Challenge is an annual community outreach and fund-raising campaign for beneficiaries selected yearly by the President’s Office.
  • The Community Chest is the fund-raising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) that also engages the community on philanthropy and volunteerism matters. It provides funding support to about 80 Social Service Agencies (SSAs), allowing them to focus on providing services for the disadvantaged. In 2017, $49.5m was disbursed to 138 organisations running 252 programmes.