Keyword: Donations

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation deepens its involvement in Africa

On June 26, the international seminar “Global Management: China-Africa education cooperation and people-to-people exchanges” was held at the African Institute of Zhejiang Normal University. During the seminar Wu Peng, the director of the international development department of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), gave a talk about the poverty reduction projects that the CFPA has been carrying out in Africa recently, setting a pioneering path for Chinese foundations. As Wu Peng explained, since 2007 the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation has carried out projects involving maternal and paediatric hospitals, school canteens, care packages, water cellars, and women’s professional training in countries including Guinea Bissau, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Namibia, and Ghana. They have …read more

Chinese civil society helps to provide relief in the aftermath of the Yibin earthquake

At 22:55 on June 17, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Changning County near Yibin, a city in Sichuan province, China. By June 18 the earthquake had killed 13 people, with about 200 injured. According to the information from the news office of the People’s Government of Yibin, after the earthquake happened the Finance Department quickly launched a financial emergency plan and opened a “green channel” to allocate funds. At 11:30 on June 18, the first emergency relief fund of 10 million yuan was allocated to the disaster-affected areas for emergency rescue and relief. At the same time, many civil society organizations also actively participated in the disaster relief operations. Once …read more

1.5 million yuan raised in one day for the flooded areas of Guangxi: a new record for online fundraising

1.5 million yuan raised in one day for the flooded areas of Guangxi: a new record for online fundraising

Since May 25, many areas of Guangxi province have been suffering from extreme precipitation and floodings. The heavy rains have caused local rivers to rise rapidly, quickly exceeding the warning line, and many roads have been flooded. The floods and rain have affected over 350,000 people in total, with nine dead, three missing, and over 62,000 waiting for rescue and resettlement. On May 29, the National Disaster Reduction Committee and the Emergency Management Department launched an emergency plan in response to the severe storms and floods occurring in Guilin and Changzhou, Guangxi. At the same time, a fundraising drive for the disaster-affected areas was launched on the Easy Fundraising platform of …read more

Family charitable foundations becoming an important force in Chinese philanthropy

The China Philanthropy Research Institute, along with the China Global Philanthropy Institute, published the China Family Charitable Foundation Development Report (2018) on the 15th of January 2019. Here we will introduce some of the key points in the report to give our readers an overview of the development of family charitable foundations in China.  According to the statistics, there were 268 family charitable foundations in China by the end of 2018, accounting for 4% of all foundations. The donations of family charitable foundations between 2005 and 2017 increased from 8.73 million yuan to 3.7 billion yuan, mainly for poverty alleviation, fundamental education and higher education. In 2017, the average donation of …read more

Minister of Civil Affairs: charitable donations reached 75.42 billion yuan in 2018

During a press briefing of the State Council’s Information Office on February 21, China’s Minister of Civil Affairs Shuxian Huang gave a talk on the development and reform of civil affairs in 2018 alongside three vice-ministers. Minister Huang assured that after going through institutional reform, the Ministry of Civil Affairs will focus more on the bottom-line of livelihood security, basic social governance, basic social services and special administrative functions. It will not only take care of and protect vulnerable groups as well as other social forces, but also strengthen grassroots democracy and social work talent team construction.   It was also pointed out during the briefing that total charitable donations …read more

First survey of monthly donations in China published

The first survey of Chinese who give or have given monthly donations to charities was conducted in November 2018. The survey was carried out by the Fundraising Center, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, the Shenzhen One Foundation and Lingxi, and promoted by charities that do relatively well in getting this kind of monthly support, such as Friends of Nature, the Aita Foundation, the Shanghai Kindness & Wisdom Foundation and the Stars Youth Development Center. The survey was distributed through emails, mobile phone messages, and various channels on Wechat, and 1,932 people responded (around 10% of those surveyed). From a back-of-the-envelope calculation, around 0.002% mainland Chinese population are monthly donors. Many of …read more

Chinese NGOs seek local partnerships in Nepal

Chinese NGOs seek local partnerships in Nepal

Yubraj, a primary school student in Kathmandu, Nepal, was recently taught how to say “hello” in Chinese. “That is a classroom building that the Chinese have built for us”, said Yubraj. “I’ve never been to China, but I want to go and check out the temples there.” On July 30th Yubraj, along with some of his classmates, represented their school to receive donations from Chinese NGOs during the “China-Nepal Public Welfare Project Donation Ceremony”. Yubraj and his schoolmates now have 260 new school bags and many sporting facilities. The ceremony was part of a series of resource-matching and contract signing events for Chinese and Nepalese NGOs that the China Association for …read more

Charity organizations come together to combat devastating floods

Charity organizations come together to combat devastating floods

Meteorologically, 2018 has been an abnormal year for China. While there has been unusual humidity and heat in the north, 27 provinces in the south, southwest, and northwest have been suffering from devastating floods. By the end of July the floods had directly affected over 20 million people and caused economic losses of approximately 51.6 billion RMB, according to the Xinhua News Agency. Equipped with funds, emergency protocols and disaster management professionals, many Chinese NGOs have responded to the floods, complementing government efforts. The non-profit sector’s timely aid has been exemplified by their efforts in tackling the shortage of life supplies in Sichuan and Gansu, the two provinces that have been …read more

Hong Kong philanthropist Tian Jiabing passes away

On the morning of July 10th, the Tin Ka Ping Foundation announced the passing of the founder and chairman of the foundation and Hong Kong Tianshi Chemical Industry Company Limited, Dr. Tian Jiabing, at the age of 99. Over the course of his life he donated 80% of his wealth, building over 200 schools. Dr. Tian was born in 1919 in Taipo, Meizhou, in Guangdong province. At the age of 18 he travelled to Vietnam to sell porcelain, and by 1939 he had moved on to the rubber industry in Indonesia. In 1958 Dr. Tian moved to Hong Kong and founded the Hong Kong Tianshi Chemical Co. Ltd., in Tuen …read more

Jack Ma donates $3M to Jordan's Queen Rania's Foundation for Education and Development

Jack Ma donates $3M to Jordan’s Queen Rania’s Foundation for Education and Development

Editor’s note This report was originally published by Alizila. You can find the original here.   The Jack Ma Foundation on Monday announced the first stage of a $3 million donation in support of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development, a nonprofit group headed by the Queen of Jordan to promote education in the Middle Eastern country. The announcement was made by Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma during his trip to Jordan this week, when he visited the office of Edraak, a free online education platform supported by the Queen’s foundation. Ma, a former English teacher, has maintained a lifelong commitment to promoting education. Founded in 2014, the …read more

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation releases its spending figures for the past year

On March 26, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) held its annual convention of donors in Beijing. During the convention, the foundation’s work report was delivered to the donors. The reports claimed that in 2017, as always, the CFPA was devoted to poverty alleviation work in the fields of health, education, work, disaster relief, social partner cooperation and advocacy, receiving donations of 580 million yuan in total, spending 470 million yuan, and giving out small loans for 8.6 billion yuan. A total of more than 4.19 million impoverished people and victims of disasters have benefited from these programs in China and in other countries including Sudan, Ethiopia, Haiti, Nepal, …read more

Western Returned Scholars Association has its operations suspended for three months

Established in June 1989, the Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA) has been imposed the administrative penalty of having its activities suspended for three months by the Ministry of Civil Affairs. WRSA was founded by Wu Xiuquan, of the Central Advisory Commission of the Communist Party of China, in 1989. It is a civil foundation comprising overseas Chinese scholars and experts who have returned from studying in western countries, targeted at developing and promoting scientific education and cultural communication in China. Before receiving this administrative penalty, the foundation had already been found to be unqualified during its annual inspection for three consecutive years. In the investigation by the Ministry of Civil Affairs …read more

Entrepreneur donates nearly 10 billion yuan for wildlife conservation

Entrepreneur donates nearly 10 billion yuan for wildlife conservation

On the 19th of January, the official Instagram account of US sitcom the Ellen Show uploaded a video on Instagram, entitled “this Chinese woman is donating 1.5 billion dollars to save endangered animals.” The video got more than 3 million views and went viral on international social media. The woman in question is He Qiaonu, the founder and chairman of Orient Landscape, the first listed company in the landscape industry in China. In October 2017, in a meeting of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in Morocco, He proclaimed she would donate 1.5 billion dollars (about 9.6 billion yuan) over 7 years. This is the largest personal donation ever …read more

Fundraising platform Fun in Funding releases its white paper at ceremony

Fundraising platform Fun in Funding releases its white paper at ceremony

The fundraising platform Fun in Funding (轻松筹) hosted a philanthropic ceremony in Beijing on the 23rd of January, working alongside two media agencies, ELLE and Sina Charity. Charities including the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, the Overseas Chinese Charity Foundation of China and the China Development Research Foundation all attended the ceremony, which also included some stars. At the ceremony, Fun in Funding unveiled its Philanthropy White Paper (《公益白皮书》). As explained in the white paper, Fun in Funding owns more than 190 million registered users, and it has collected nearly 20 billion Yuan for 160 families who have members suffering from critical illnesses. It covers 224 cities in China and 183 …read more

Students in Guangdong school pressured to donate money by their teacher

Students in Guangdong school pressured to donate money by their teacher

An incident in which students were humiliated by their teacher for not donating money has raised public attention. According to a report by a local TV program, a student in Chaoyang school in Maoming city, Guangdong, had a parent who suffered from a serious disease. To help them, the school launched a fundraising activity. Many teachers and students lent a helping hand. Some parents however complained that a teacher forced the students to donate money. Those who did not donate anything were photographed, and the picture was sent to a WeChat group for the parents. In the picture ten of the students are standing on the podium. Some have their head lowered, …read more

Donations collected in support of the

Donations collected in support of the “ice boy” and other left-behind children in Yunnan

Over the past week the picture of a little boy with his hair completely covered in frost after walking to school through the Yunnan countryside has gone viral on Chinese social media. The little boy, named Wang Fuman, is a grade three student in the Zhuanshanbao primary school in Ludian County, Yunnan Province. The school is 4.5 kilometres away from his home. Usually Wang has to trek more than an hour to get to school. The school principal Fu later explained that “on that day, the temperature dropped to minus nine degrees Celsius. As Wang arrived and made a face, all the students burst out laughing.” It is reported that …read more

Fundraising project for poor children goes viral on WeChat, attracts criticism

“Find a child who shares the same birthday as you, and wish him/her to grow up happily and healthily”. On the 23rd of December, a fundraising project called “you with the same birthday” (同一天生日的你) went viral on WeChat Moments. The project allows members of the public to choose a child who shares the same birthday with them, and donate one yuan for the child. The project was launched by the Aiyou Future Foundation and a fundraising platform named Fenbei Chou. As the initiator of Fenbei Chou Wang Li announced, by the morning of the 24th of December the fund’s cumulative total had reached over 2.55 million yuan. The beneficiaries of the project …read more

Number of university foundations in China reaches 537, with net assets of over 30 billion yuan

The 19th annual meeting of the Work Research Branch of the China Association of Higher Education (CAHE) was held in Beijing on November 16-18. The meeting was focused mainly on Chinese university foundations. There are currently 537 university foundations in China. By the end of 2016, the net assets of university foundations had passed the 30 billion yuan mark, accounting for more than 50% of all non-public foundations. In 2016 the total charitable donations they received amounted to over 700 million yuan, while their total public welfare expenditures were over 500 million yuan. It can be seen from these figures that university foundations have become an important force for the …read more