Our Beginnings

Established by Dr. Ee Peng Liang in 1983, under the then Singapore Council of Social Service (SCSS), we were set up to raise funds and engage the community, so that social service agencies can focus on developing and providing critical services for those in need.


Dr. Ee Peng Liang, our founder as well as a well-respected philanthropic figure, had devoted more than 50 years in charitable causes. Known as the Father of Charity, he embodied generosity, selflessness and passion. Under his dedicated leadership, Community Chest has become a major fundraising body in the social service sector today.
In 1992, SCSS restructured to form National Council of Social Service (NCSS) as the national coordinating body for social services in Singapore. Dr. Ee handed over his position as President of NCSS to Dr. Robert CK Loh, and position as Chairman of Community Chest to Dr. Richard Eu.
Throughout the years, we continue to be the fundraising and engagement arm of NCSS, forging strong partnerships across the people, public and private sectors to build a collaborative and impactful social service ecosystem that works to empower every person to live with dignity in a caring and inclusive society.