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We build trust for a thriving charity sector


To enable the charity sector to flourish, we adopt a robust yet balanced regulatory approach and work with various partners to help charities strengthen their capabilities and governance. We encourage co-regulation and a culture of transparency and accountability. This enables a safe giving environment where everyone can do a part in creating a caring society.

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You can check if an organisation is a registered charity and has a valid fund-raising permit, through the Charity Portal (www.charities.gov.sg), or via SMS to 79777.

Latest news

13 June 2019

The Commissioner of Charities (COC) Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2018 is published today. The report highlights that the charity sector received a total of $20.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24% from 16.6 billion in the previous year. In 2018, the sector continues to receive more than $1 billion of tax-deductible donations.

The report also highlights the milestones achieved in building a safer giving eco-system in Singapore. These include the launch of the Codes for online fund-raising and commercial fund-raisers, the Safer Giving Campaign to equip donors and on-going efforts in enhancing the charity regulatory framework.


Our policies set the framework for the development of our work which is to nurture a charitable sector that is well governed and remains driven by the community.