San Teh Foundation 

  1. 三德​慈善基金会


San Teh hopes to promote the practice of its three beliefs. Guided by its vision, which comprises the ethics of Filial Piety and Loyalty, Benevolence, and Prudence, San Teh aims to bridge the inequality between the rich and poor through two main methods: education and exposure. In addition, San Teh hopes to create a more balanced society by providing medical aid to the elderly and less privileged. San Teh recognises the contributions of elder generations to the current society, and strongly believes in enhancing their quality of life. Last but not least, San Teh works to preserve Chinese culture and heritage. 

THE VALUES of san teh


San Teh aims to help the underprivileged in Singapore, China and Taiwan break out of the poverty cycle by giving them access to tertiary education. We also aim to provide medical and infrastructural support to less privileged individuals in China, as well as disaster relief to victims of natural disasters. We constantly strive to give back to society through practising San Teh's values.


San Teh Foundation is founded and established by founder, Mr Kao Shin Ping. His philanthropy journey started since the 1980s, helping many underprivileged people across China, Taiwan and Singapore. His mother, Mdm Kao Li Chou, was an exemplary figure for him, as she performed countless charitable acts since the 1960s. In August 2011, Mr Kao wanted to consolidate his philanthropic acts and established the San Teh Foundation to facilitate future contributions to society. He passed the reins over to his daughter, Miss Serena Kao, to manage the Foundation. 

San Teh Foundation is a private endowed family foundation. The Kao family believes in the “San Teh” spirit, which are “Filial Piety & Loyalty, Benevolence and Prudence”. Mr. Kao believed that charity should co-exist with the enterprise. In other words, charity work has to be carried out concurrently with the business. He also believed that charity starts from home. If one is not charitable within the family, doing charity works outside is superficial. Miss Kao shares the same belief as her father.