Temasek Foundation

Enabling a Better World

We have 19 non-profit philanthropic endowments, gifted over the years, to focus on different aspects of building people, building communities, building capabilities and rebuilding lives. To date, Temasek Foundation has touched over 900,000 lives across Singapore, Asia and beyond.

The Temasek Foundation’s outcome-focused programmes enable individuals, families and communities to achieve sustainable improvements and progress in their lives.

We support improvements in social policies through evidence-based results from pilot programmes, and sustainable long term solutions. We aim to strengthen the social resilience at home, foster mutual exchanges in the region and advance science and nature globally.

The skills required for the financial management of endowment funds are very different from those for developing and delivering community and social programmes. This was why we established Temasek Trust in 2007 – to oversee the financial management and distribution of endowments and gifts from Temasek, which have been earmarked for the non-profit philanthropic Temasek Foundation.