• Do you know anyone who might need short term assistance to tide over this difficult time? Call STF for assistance.

About Us

The Singapore Teochew Foundation Limited provides short term financial help for Singaporeans especially those in the Teochew Community who are facing difficult problems of financial hardship or people who are in need of special financial assistance.

The Singapore Teochew Foundation Limited was incorporated under the Companies Act (Cap. 50) on the 30th December 2010. It was started by 11 members who served as the Board of Governor of Singapore Teochew Foundation Limited. Singapore Teochew Foundation Limited was registered as a charity under the Charities Act (Cap 37) on 25th March 2011.

The Singapore Teochew Foundation Limited is helmed by a board of Governors who are committed to charity and welfare causes in Singapore. They are:

Chairman – Mr Teo Wee Wee

Governor – Mr Richard Lee

Governor – Mr Jamie Teo

Governor – Mr Chia Mia Chiang

Governor – Dr Wu Chiaw Ching

Governor – Mr Chia Chor Meng

Governor – Mr Raymond Lee

Governor – Ms Lie Chin-Chin

Governor – Ms Diana Chan

Governor – Ms Ng Sook Kit

The Singapore Teochew Foundation Limited (“STF”) provides donations and sponsorship to those whose applications have been approved.


  • Helping Singaporeans who have fallen on hard times to get back on their feet.
  • Reaching out and helping the needy in Singapore in times of crisis.
  • Rendering financial assistance to individual and families in dire straits and have nowhere to turn to.
  • Making a difference in the lives of individuals and families that have fallen on hard times.

Hardship Assistance Scheme

The STF Hardship Assistance Scheme aims to assist Singaporean families when they lose the support of their sole or main breadwinner due to unforeseen circumstances. We provide short-term supplementary financial assistance for the family to regain their footing in life.

Eligibility Criteria

The sole or main breadwinner of the family is unable to support the family due to unforeseen circumstances.

Open to all Singaporeans, but priority will be given to Teochew family and/or individual.

Anyone who has fallen on hard times, but is unable to receive adequate support from family, friends, social welfare agencies, or the government.

Period of Assistance

Up to a maximum of 6 consecutive months.

The scope of assistance will be based on case-by-case review, depending on the different circumstances of the applicants.

People we have helped

  • STF sponsored living expenses for woman suffering from end stage renal kidney failure and her aged spouse.

    Mr Wang* and his wife are a childless couple who live in a 2-room rental flat in Singapore. They also rent a room in Malaysia because his wife receives free treatment there as she is a Malaysian. In 2012, Mrs Wang was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure, which requires her to go through dialysis four times a day. Mr Wang tried seeking help from his siblings but to no avail. Due to Mrs Wang’s condition, her mobility is severely restricted, hence Mr Wang has to attend to her on a full-time basis. With their savings depleted, they tried to approach various agencies for assistance. However, due to the steep medical expenses, the help rendered is still insufficient. It was at this juncture that Mr Wang turned to STF for help.

  • STF sponsored specialty equipment for 5-year-old child suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1

    For years, Mr and Mrs Tan* had spent most of their savings in seeking treatment for their young daughter, Jessica* who at 6-months-old, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1. At 5-years-old, she needed equipment that will enable her to expel mucus from her airways. STF stepped in to finance its purchase.

  • STF sponsors stoma bags to cancer survivor who is the sole breadwinner of the family

    Madam Mei* is a divorcee who works part time in a fast food chain restaurant. Her only living son is currently serving time in prison. Her daughter-in-law, a Vietnamese is not allowed to seek employment in Singapore because she only holds a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP). Hence she is the sole breadwinner in the family. Madam Mei, a colorectal cancer survivor, requires stoma bags for her condition. She does not earn enough to pay for the stoma bags. She sought help from STF.

  • STF helped odd job worker currently seeking medical treatment with transportation expenses

    Mr Chan* suffered from a bad fall in January 2014. Prior to that, he did odd jobs to make a living. Despite a 10 month hiatus from work (certified medical leave), he still experiences dizziness and chest tightness which he is still currently seeking treatment for at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The Social Service Office@Kreta Ayer is helping him with his daily living expenses but the help is still insufficient for his transportation costs to seek medical treatment. STF stepped in.

*names have been changed to protect the identity of STF-recipients.


Contact Us


  • 563A Balestier Road, Singapore 329879

  • Tel: 6708 8050/56

  • Fax: 6733 3165

  • Email:
  • Monday – Friday 8.30am-5.45pm

    Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays – closed