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Charities statistics and publications

Snapshot of the charities landscape in Singapore.

Number of Registered Charities

Sector 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Religious & Others 1285 1291 1296 1295 1297
Social & Welfare 396 399 402 405 427
Health 138 141 141 142 147
Education 130 126 127 126 126
Arts & Heritage 140 146 151 153 161
Community 92 90 91 90 93
Sports 66 70 69 70 70
Total 2247 2263 2277 2281 2321

Source: Commissioner of Charities Annual Report


Number of Institutions of A Public Character

Sector  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Social & Welfare  232 236 231 239 246
Health  83 84 80 82 86
Education  43 43 40 40 42
Arts & Heritage  83 84 72 75 77
Community  77 79 80 80 83
Sports  45 50 47 48 50
Others  90 90 60 62 62
Total 653 666  610 626 646

Source: Commissioner of Charities Annual Report



TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS RECEIVED BY Institutions of A Public Character

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
$865.6m $1,051.9m $1,068.8m $1,015.0m $1,012.8m

Source: Commissioner of Charities Annual Report



Publications

Last updated on 15 October 2021