Asia Community Foundation welcomes Sue Toomey as new Chief Executive Officer

With a deep commitment to unlocking funding potential to empower social impact organisations in the region, Sue will lead ACF in its next phase of growth and development following its launch in Sept 2023 PRESS RELEASE – Singapore, 1 April 2024: Asia Community Foundation (ACF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Toomey as its new Chief Executive Officer. ACF is the first Asia-focused, independent community foundation supporting individual donors, families, and institutions as a trusted partner for purposeful philanthropy. “Sue brings with her a wealth of leadership experience both in corporate and non-profit organisations across Asia–most recently as…

Asia Community Foundation Launches to Propel Regional Philanthropy

The first community foundation with a focus on catalysing change in the region, through and from Singapore. PRESS RELEASE: Singapore, 8 Sept 2023 (Friday) – Asia Community Foundation (ACF), the first Asia-focused independent community foundation, opens its doors to the growing philanthropic community in the region. Based in Singapore, ACF functions as a strategic intermediary between donors and non-profit partners. The foundation’s main objective is to unlock giving in Asia by facilitating thoughtful, efficient and secure giving through and from Singapore.  The launch of ACF was officiated by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Mr Heng Swee…

Groundbreaking study reveals key gaps and potential areas for collaboration in Early Childhood Development (ECD) across Asia

PRESS RELEASE: Singapore, 6 July 2023 (Thursday) – Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) today released the results of its Regional Early Childhood Development (ECD) Landscape Study. Conducted by the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) and supported by 12 philanthropic organisations in the region, the study is the first of its kind and is the most comprehensive mapping to date of parenting and early childhood programmes across Asia, with particular focus on China, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore. Key Findings The study finds that across all four countries, there has been a clear increase in government commitment to provide holistic support…