PHILANTHROPIC foundations globally are estimated to hold assets of close to US$1.5 trillion, but half have no paid staff and budgets are relatively modest at an average US$1 million, a study has...

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​SINGAPORE is one of the easiest places in Asia to be philanthropic, says a report by the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), a Hong Kong-based philanthropy think-tank.

AGEING has not traditionally been a popular cause for philanthropists in Southeast Asia. However, the issue is becoming more difficult to ignore, particularly in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia,...