To maximize meaningful change and impact, we partner with like-minded local and global organisations in order to leverage their expertise, networks and resources.
The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund), as a catalyst for social innovation in Hong Kong, connects the community with different sectors, including businesses, NGOs, academics and philanthropies to create social impact through innovative solutions that address poverty and social exclusion. Mostly through intermediaries, the Fund provides visionary individuals and organisations with diverse resources in support of research, capacity building and the entire life cycle of innovative ventures, from idea incubation and seed funding to implementation and eventual scale-up. The ultimate goal is to foster an ecosystem where social entrepreneurs can thrive and innovative ideas, products and services can benefit society by meeting underserved needs, unleashing underutilised talents and more. The SIE Fund was established with an allocation of HK$500 million from the Lotteries Fund and is overseen by a Task Force under the Commission on Poverty.
Since 2015, YFP has been working as one of the intermediaries by with SIE Fund to launch the Nurturing Social Minds Programme. Collaborated with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the programme promotes social entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy education in Hong Kong. This is the first tripartite partnership of this kind in Hong Kong among government, tertiary institutions and a private foundation.
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The UBS Optimus Foundation makes UBS unique in the financial industry. Only UBS has a foundation staffed by leading experts in philanthropy and a rigorously screened and managed philanthropic offering designed to help UBS clients achieve their philanthropic goals.
The Foundation connects clients with inspiring entrepreneurs and likeminded philanthropists, new technologies, and proven models that bridge a gap preventing children from surviving and thriving. It selects programs that improve children's health, education and protection, ones that have the potential to be transformative, scalable and sustainable. And because UBS covers all its administrative costs the Foundation guarantees that 100% of all donations go to support program partners, including research and development activities that benefit children.
In 2017, YFP began partnering with the UBS Optimus Foundation to support the teacher training and professional development of Teach for China’s Fellows.
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The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Lady MacLehose Centre (“LMC”) is established in 1973 with facilities and opportunities for personal, social, moral and spiritual development. LMC has been put under the auspices of and wholly owned by the incorporated Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited since April 2017.
LMC is a community-based social service organization providing services for people of all age and ethnicity in Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan. In order to achieve the Agency’s ultimate goals of Community Building, Community Care, Community Health, Building Community Capital and Promoting Community Cohesion, it delivers comprehensive services through the operation of five integrated services: Integrated Care and Education Service, Integrated Family and Community Service, Integrated Career Development Service, Integrated Services for the Elderly and Integrated Community Health Service in which the workforce joining hands to help those in need in the community.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving. RPA provides research and counsel on charitable giving, develops philanthropic programs and offers complete program, administrative and management services for foundations and trusts.
With thoughtful and effective philanthropy as its one and only mission, RPA has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations, having overseen more than $3 billion to date in grant making across the globe from four regional offices in the United States.
In 2014, YFP engaged RPA to advise the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) in conducting an assessment study to understand the education needs of low-income students in Kwai Chung district.
Find out more about RPA here.