About Our Foundations
The SAS Foundation was established to support and enhance educational programs at the Singapore American School by providing additional sources of funding.
The SAS Foundation Limited and the Singapore American School Foundation are SAS charitable partners in Singapore and the UnitedStates respectively. Each foundation is a separate, independently governed not-for-profit organization, and each retains sole discretion to determine how to distribute their charitable funds. Each foundation intends to honor the donor's suggested gift designation as long as the donations are to be used for purposes consistent with the respective foundation's stated mission and in compliance with relevant laws in Singapore and/or the United States.
All donations made to the SAS Foundation Limited, aSingapore Institution of Public Character (IPC) Registration No. 200813073R, or to the Singapore American School Foundation, a United States 501(c)(3) charitable organization Federal ID No. 13-6266797, qualify for tax benefits in accordance with the applicable laws of the respective country.
Areas to be funded by the SAS Foundation include:
Financial Aid for Students
Funds are made available to support SAS families who are experiencing temporary financial difficulties. Additionally, support will be awarded to students who have been selected for teams, competitions or honors programs outside of Singapore but are unable to participate due to financial hardship.
Visual and Performing Arts
The school has made a strong commitment to the Visual and Performing Arts Program in kindergarten through grade 12. Additional funding will be used to underwrite the costs of bringing guest conductors, clinicians, and artists to work with students. Program enhancements for equipment and periodic technical support will also be funded.
Financial support for community service projects includes challenge grants to augment student fundraising done by community service clubs and provides funds in support of class based service learning.
Athletics and Intramurals
The growth of the school has resulted in substantial pressure on the sports fields and gymnasiums along with equipment needs. Funding in this category is used to provide additional equipment and enhance the quality of our intramural programs by providing funds to support additional coaching staff.
Periodically there may be a need or interest in providing support, wholly or in part, for a special project such as a new classroom, upgrading a library, or endowing a chair for a faculty member. Financial support for these special projects is provided by SAS Foundation.