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Colabs is a philanthropic initiative pioneered by the NVPC and the Community Foundation of Singapore to drive collaboration by bringing together the public, private and social sectors to tackle complex social issues. It enables the diverse sectors to come together, collectively build insights and work towards collaborating for greater social impact.

Colabs has since completed a pilot of three series exploring the different causes of Children & Youth, Persons with Disabilities and Seniors. NVPC is in the midst of refining and advancing the process so as to develop it into a comprehensive methodology for any parties who are keen to solve complex issues in a collaborative manner.


Social issues today are complex. They are often interconnected and present no clear causes, effects or even solutions. These problems cannot be solved by any single entity or the government alone.

Today, there are few effective ways to match non-profits with philanthropists looking to solve social issues. Colabs enables change makers to take a collaborative approach by bringing together people who are dedicated to creating social change to uplift disadvantaged communities.


Learn about issues affecting disadvantaged groups

Philanthropists, businesses, non-profits and sector experts go on a learning journey to gain in-depth knowledge of social causes.


Align priorities and get behind a common agenda.

With new insights, members identify opportunities to work together on a problem, and get behind a common agenda.


Take action by collaborating for greater social impact.

They share resources and expertise across sectors, and work together to achieve their shared vision for social change.

Children & Youth

Persons with Disabilities


What's Happening

Having a sense of purpose is key to weather the challenges dementia patients face. Find out how this first purpose-built lodge for persons with dementia helps patients regain their sense of purpose and identity.

January 15, 2020

Two distinctly unique models of care in the senior space demonstrate the possibility of allowing seniors to live and age with dignity and purpose.

November 13, 2019

Through rallying the support of the community, we can reverse the stigma of ageism and enable seniors to have a positive outlook towards ageing.

October 31, 2019

Beyond Social Services’ Youth United programme aims to fend off youth delinquency by working with community partners and adopting a unique restorative approach to issues facing disadvantaged youths.

October 17, 2019

Empower Ageing designs programmes to enable seniors to function at an optimal level and lead a fulfilling life through regular exercise and mindfulness.

February 19, 2019

Wellness Kampung, a network of three activity centres in Chong Pang, Nee Soon Central and Nee Soon East was launched with one simple belief – that taking charge of one’s health is easier with the support of the community.

February 19, 2019

Through its human-centred care philosophy, the management at St Theresa’s Home firmly believes that as society progresses, nursing homes can be a conducive place for seniors to thrive as they age.

February 19, 2019