President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards

The President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards, conferred by the President of Singapore, honour individuals, corporates, ground-up movements, non-profit organisations and educational institutions that have achieved excellence in giving.

There are eight award categories, each representing a unique sector (group categories) or life stage (Individual categories). The winners are selected based on best practices in volunteerism and/or philanthropy and innovative ideas, inspirational value; and the impact the efforts have created. The awards aim to encourage and inspire others to bring about a higher level of volunteerism and philanthropy in Singapore.

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Individuals of different age groups (youth, adult and seniors) who embody the spirit of giving and have significantly contributed to the community.


Private sector businesses and public sector entities which are exemplary in their corporate giving activities, covering large enterprises and SMEs.

Educational Institutions

Singapore-registered secondary or post-secondary schools with strong programmes that inculcate a giving culture amongst their students.

Ground-up Movements

Groups of two or more individuals who have rallied the community to respond to a specific issue, resulting in positive and sustainable changes.

Non-Profit Organisations

Charities or Institution of Public Characters (IPCs) registered with the Commissioner of Charities, who are exemplary in enabling giving in Singapore.