The Hong Kong Community Foundation (HKCF) is a registered not-for-profit organisation with a mission of promoting love and care in Hong Kong. It supports good causes that promote positivity and inclusion to build a better and more harmonious community.
supporting the community
events and campaigns
community partners & beneficiaries
meal boxes donated
‘Love, care and inclusion will make our beloved home a better and more harmonious place. Let’s join hands to build a more compassionate community. Bless Hong Kong.’
Daryl Ng , SBS, JP
Chairman, Hong Kong Community Foundation
Mr Daryl Ng, SBS, JP, is Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Community Foundation. He is also Chairman of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, Chairman of the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation, Director of the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group and Chairman of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited (SGX: Y03).
Mr Ng has founded the Hong Kong Community Foundation to promote positivity, inclusion and care to build a better and more harmonious community.
Mr Ng is a steadfast advocate of good causes for the betterment and sustainable development of the community. He actively participates in community services, green initiatives, heritage conservation, as well as arts and cultural events to build a better community.
Since 2013, he has been serving on the Spirit of Hong Kong Awards judging panel, an annual award dedicated to recognising Hong Kong’s unsung heroes who have made a positive impact on others.
He has also set up the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation to support Hong Kong’s development into an international innovation and technology hub. It provides a holistic ecosystem encompassing complimentary STEAM education, proprietary inventions, sandbox platform, experiential programmes and co-working spaces to serve different sectors.
Mr Ng is keen to support the young generations. He initiated the Go Code project in 2014 to provide complimentary coding classes for students from underprivileged families to learn the essential skill. The programme has been well received, with the number of placements increased from about 20 in the first year to over 2,000 in 2019.
In 2008, the Ng Family set up the Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation (HCF) to revitalise buildings, and promote the appreciation of heritage conservation. Tai O Heritage Hotel, converted from the Old Tai O Police Station, a Grade II historic building completed in 1902, through Batch I of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme of the Development Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), was opened in March 2012.
Conservation has been conducted in accordance with the Burra Charter, the authoritative guidelines. As a member of the Tai O community, Tai O Heritage Hotel builds close connections with the neighbourhood, and contributes to the sustainable development of the local economy through the provision of employment opportunities, engagement of local service providers, use of local culinary specialities and complimentary daily docent tours. Tai O Heritage Hotel has participated in over 100 traditional festivities, cultural activities and community services while more than half of its workforce comes from Tai O or Lantau.
Mr Ng has spearheaded the ‘Hospitality Young Leaders Programme’, a meaningful initiative to nurture future leaders by providing comprehensive training in hospitality, eco-tourism and heritage conservation for enthusiastic fresh Hong Kong graduates. The programme provides aspiring young leaders with opportunities to experience first-hand Hong Kong’s rich history and unique traditions.
Since opening, the hotel has welcomed more than 1.7 million visitors from Hong Kong and around the world, and has received over 30 international and local accolades in recognition of its devotion to heritage conservation and engagement of the community. Notable example includes the Award of Merit at the UNESCO’s 2013 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, making it Hong Kong’s first UNESCO-awarded hotel.
He is also responsible for The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, housed in heritage landmarks completed in 1928 and 1874 respectively. The former Fullerton Building was gazetted as Singapore’s 71st National Monument in December 2015.
Conservation efforts for the Great Wall and Yanxi Gong (Palace of Prolonging Happiness) in the Forbidden Palace have been coordinated through the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation (NTFCF), set up in 2010 in memory of the late Mr Ng Teng Fong, founder of Sino Group. Over the years, it has pledged over RMB2 billion to support a wide spectrum of worthy causes. Since 2015, the NTFCF has supported over 3,000 students in Hong Kong and Mainland through the Ng Teng Fong Scholarships with amount exceeding HK$14 million.
The HKSAR Government has awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star to him in recognition of his contributions to the community, in particular his work on heritage in Tai O and overseas.
The Ng Family set up the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation (‘NTFCF’) in 2010 in memory of the late founder of Sino Group, Mr Ng Teng Fong. Since 2012, the NTFCF has donated to over 300 local non-governmental organisations, universities and social enterprises. The NTFCF established the Ng Teng Fong Scholarships in 2015 to support outstanding secondary and university students from underprivileged families in Mainland China and Hong Kong; more than 3,000 students have received scholarships since launch.
His other public services include being Member of the Global Leadership Council of Columbia University in the City of New York, a Member of the 12th and 13th Beijing Municipal Committees of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (‘CPPCC’), a Member of the 10th Sichuan Committee of the CPPCC, a Member of the 10th and 11th Committees of the All-China Youth Federation, President of the Hong Kong United Youth Association, Deputy Chairman of the Chongqing Youth Federation, a member of the Board of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, a Member of the Cyberport Advisory Panel, an Adviser to the Our Hong Kong Foundation, a Council Member of the Hong Kong Chronicles Institute, a Member of the Estate Agents Authority of HKSAR, a Council Member of the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong, a Member of the HKTDC Mainland Business Advisory Committee, a Member of the Board of Mind HK, a Director of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, a Member of the Council of the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF, a Council Member of the Hong Kong Management Association, a Member of the Board of the M Plus Museum Limited (a subsidiary of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority), a Member of the Council of the University of Hong Kong, a Member of the Court of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a Director of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, a Member of the Board of the National Heritage Board of Singapore, a Member of the NUS Medicine International Council of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore, and a Member of the Singapore Management University International Advisory Council.
Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in New York, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Savannah College of Art and Design. He is Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Hong Kong Metropolitan University.