There are several registered charities and Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs) in Singapore that are related to the environment and animal welfare sectors. These organisations operate on a not-for-profit basis to carry out activities, programmes and campaigns to champion various environmental, nature and animal causes.
Registered charities and IPCs are regulated by the Commissioner of Charities and fall under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth in Singapore. The difference between charities and IPCs is that IPCs are charities which are able to issue tax deductible receipts for qualifying donations to donors.
Companies that wish to partner with registered charities and IPCs, or donate to them, can check out the Charity Portal for the full list of charities and IPCs, or refer to the list of selected charities and IPCs below:
1. Zero Waste SG
Zero Waste SG is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation dedicated to help Singapore eliminate the concept of waste, and accelerate the shift towards zero waste and the circular economy.
2. Action for Singapore Dogs Society
Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD) is a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the welfare of stray and abandoned dogs in Singapore with a strict no-kill policy.
3. BirdLife International (Asia)
BirdLife International is an international NGO that strives to conserve wild birds, their habitats and global diversity.
4. Centre for a Responsible Future
The Centre for a Responsible Future is a non-profit organisation that aims to inspire and support people and organizations in Singapore to make more humane, healthy, and sustainable choices through advocacy, education, and engagement.
5. Conservation International Asia-Pacific
Conservation International is an international NGO that works to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity.
6. Marine Stewardship Council Asia
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organisation that recognises and rewards efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.
People’s Movement to Stop Haze, known as PM Haze, is a non-profit focusing on outreach, research and advocacy on the transboundary haze crisis.
8. World Toilet Organization
The World Toilet Organization aims to improve sanitation conditions for people globally, through powerful advocacy, inventive technology, education and building marketplace opportunities locally.
9. WWF Singapore
WWF is an international NGO that serves to raise public awareness on critical conservation and footprint issues and garner support for local, regional and global initiatives to protect, conserve and create a sustainable planet for generations to come.
10. Animal Concerns Research and Education Society
The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) aims to create a caring and socially responsible society where animals are treated as sentient beings.
11. Cat Welfare Society
The Cat Welfare Society aims to create a caring and socially responsible society where cats are treated humanely as sentient beings, where they are cared for responsibly as pets and treated with compassion as community cats.
12. Causes for Animals (Singapore)
Causes for Animals (Singapore) supports the needs of local animal welfare in Singapore, and employs programs and policies to promote best practice, ethical, sustainable and compassionate treatment of these animals.
13. Conservation International Singapore
Conservation International Singapore strives to protect local biodiversity, natural ecosystems and heritage through community engagement, environmental education, capacity development and multi-sector partnerships.
14. Nature Society (Singapore)
The Nature Society (Singapore) or NSS is a non-government, non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia and the surrounding region.
15. Restroom Association (Singapore)
The Restroom Association (Singapore) is non-profit organization which advocates for clean public toilets.
16. Singapore Environment Council
The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is an independently managed, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, which aims to foster lasting environmental and societal values that encourage and achieve environmental sustainability.
17. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) aims to prevent cruelty to animals and birds and to promote kindness to animals and birds.
18. Waterways Watch Society
The Waterways Watch Society (WWS) is a special, independent volunteer group, bringing people together to love our waters and to inspire stewardship for our environment.