Creating Impact Since 2014

Committed

SGD 1B

To support vulnerable communities*

Committed

1.5M

volunteer hours*

22 community programmes

focused on uplifting lives launched across the region since 2022

Committed

5.6M

to programmes on future-ready skills and food security in 2023

SGD 17M

in grants to more than 140 Businesses for Impact

1200

Businesses for Impact supported through development programmes

>780,000

volunteering hours from DBS People of Purpose since 2015

300,000

tonnes

greenhouse gas emissions abated**

800,000

lives improved through enabling access to essential needs**

*For the 10 years from 2024
**Estimates from Grantees since 2021


Businesses creating social impact

Businesses and communities sparking change to create social impact

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2016 Grantee
Homage, Singapore
Quality caregiving at your fingertips

Gillian Tee, founder of Homage, was struck by how difficult it was to get quality care while seeking a caregiver for her family members. She also noticed high re-admission rates due to poor post-hospitalisation care and the trend of burnout amongst primary caregivers.

In 2017, she launched Homage, a platform that connects qualified caregivers and seniors through smart technology.

2020 Grantee
Komerce, Indonesia
Upskilling youth for digital careers

As Indonesia digitalises rapidly, founder of Komerce, Nofi Bayu, observed that low-income youths from his village were left behind without in-demand digital skills.

To uplift the lives of rural youths, Komerce provides training in digital literacy and e-commerce skills as well as employment opportunities with partner SMEs.

2020 Grantee
Voibook, China
Communicating without barriers

CEO of Voibook, Shi Chengchuan, lost his hearing at age 11 due to an accident.

Determined to help individuals with hearing impairments integrate seamlessly into society, Shi developed an AI-driven app that provides on-demand translation of sound to text.

2020 Grantee
GreenPrice, Hong Kong
Rescuing surplus food for a cause

An idea born from a social innovation competition, GreenPrice was founded by three college friends to save surplus food from landfills.

The social enterprise operates 9 supermarkets across Hong Kong that sell discounted, surplus and ‘best-before’ products. They also donate the items to low-income families.

2019 Grantee
S4S Technologies, India
Empowering farmers to be micro-entrepreneurs

Founded by Vaibhav Tidke and 6 other co-founders, S4S Technologies empowers farmers to become micro-entrepreneurs while reducing food waste.

Using their patented solar-powered technology, the enterprise enables farmers to cut their post-harvest losses by converting highly perishable produce into nutritious, dehydrated foods.

2020 Grantee
Tsaitung Agriculture, Taiwan
Boosting farmers’ income with tech

While in university, student entrepreneur Li Yu De discovered operational inefficiencies in Taiwan’s agriculture supply chain.

He noticed large amounts of produce were perishing from farms to tables – which, in turn, hurt farmers’ profits. To minimise these losses, Li launched a tech platform to help businesses optimise operations and fleet management.


After Hours

Our content series After Hours dives into the motivations of DBS People of Purpose volunteers, who go above and beyond to create impact.

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Hungry for Change Challenge
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A nationwide challenge launched by DBS Foundation & the National Environment Agency (NEA) to empower our youth to develop and pilot innovative solutions that will prevent and/or reduce food waste in Singapore.

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Hungry for Change Challenge
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A nationwide challenge launched by DBS Foundation & the National Environment Agency (NEA) to empower our youth to develop and pilot innovative solutions that will prevent and/or reduce food waste in Singapore.

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Expanding Food Redistribution Efforts to Eastern Taiwan
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Upgrading food storage capacity and setting up of 5 new Food Bank branches (expanding to Eastern Taiwan) to expand reach to more beneficiaries and reduce food waste

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Expanding Food Redistribution Efforts to Eastern Taiwan
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Upgrading food storage capacity and setting up of 5 new Food Bank branches (expanding to Eastern Taiwan) to expand reach to more beneficiaries and reduce food waste

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The Kind Kitchen
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The Kind Kitchen by Impact HK is a community kitchen that hires & trains homeless to collect surplus food, prepare & deliver meals to the needy. This partnership will see an expansion in the kitchen's capacity which increases our impact in the community.

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The Kind Kitchen
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The Kind Kitchen by Impact HK is a community kitchen that hires & trains homeless to collect surplus food, prepare & deliver meals to the needy. This partnership will see an expansion in the kitchen's capacity which increases our impact in the community.

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Expanding Food Redistribution Efforts to Rural Areas
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The partnership expands Green Food Bank's storage and food redistribution capabilities & network with the construction of 8 new food bank branches, bringing more support to beneficiaries in rural areas

Expanding Food Redistribution Efforts to Rural Areas
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The partnership expands Green Food Bank's storage and food redistribution capabilities & network with the construction of 8 new food bank branches, bringing more support to beneficiaries in rural areas

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