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Charities statistics and publications

Snapshot of the charities landscape in Singapore.

Number of Registered Charities

Sector 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Religious & Others 1290 1285 1291 1296 1295
Social & Welfare 383 396 399 402 405
Health 134 138 141 141 142
Education 121 130 126 127 126
Arts & Heritage 137 140 146 151 153
Community 88 92 90 91 90
Sports 64 66 70 69 70
Total 2217 2247 2263 2277 2281

Source: Commissioner of Charities Annual Report


Number of Institutions of A Public Character

Sector  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Social & Welfare  226 232 236 231 239
Health  79 83 84 80 82
Education  46 43 43 40 40
Arts & Heritage  75 83 84 72 75
Community  71 77 79 80 80
Sports  41 45 50 47 48
Others  95 90 90 60 62
Total 633 653 666  610 626

Source: Commissioner of Charities Annual Report



TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS RECEIVED BY Institutions of A Public Character

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
$1,361m $866m $1,052m $1,069m $1,015m

Source: Commissioner of Charities Annual Report



Publications

Last updated on 28 July 2021