It is end of year, a good time to be giving, and also to earn income tax relief 😄
I used to donate to Singapore’s Children Society (SCS) in the past few years, since my first child was born. SCS is a big well-known charity organization. From their 2018 annual report, they earn $17m – income from donation and grants.
But I thought I should support SMEs this year.
And so I research a bit on others
Clarity came into my radar as I was researching and stumbled on the Charity Transparency and Governance Awards 2019. One of the biggest worry I have with donation is that I am worried the money will be misused.
The list help me narrow down on just a few charities to research on.
Finally, I decided to give to Clarity because they
- earned $1.6m in 2018 (while SCS earns 10x)
- opened the first office in Yishun (my town!)
- focus on metal wellbeing