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 is Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Community Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation promoting positivity, inclusion and care to build a better and more compassionate community. It has supported medical practitioners in combating COVID-19 with donation of essential supplies, and has worked on meaningful initiatives such as #ClapforHK, #ShareASmile and publication of The Story of the Sand and Sea People, a book about inclusion and mutual respect.
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 coding and STEAM education, proprietary inventions, sandbox platform, experiential programmes and co-working spaces to serve different sectors. Go Code project, initiated in 2014, provides 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.
Mr Ng encourages proprietary innovations, notable examples include the patented and award-winning City Air Purification System (CAPS), the novel in-building hydropower system that generates electricity with unused waterhead in pipes and purification of food waste filtrate with micro-algae. The second generation of CAPS received Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva in 2019 and Green Good Design Award in 2021.
Mr Ng encourages collaborations with universities, such as the HKUST-Sino One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition and HKU DreamCatchers to foster next-generation innovative solutions, the HKIF Robotic Architecture Series with HKU to experiment robotic architecture.
He is instrumental to the Spirit of Hong Kong Awards launched in 2013 in collaboration with South China Morning Post. He serves on the judging panel of the annual award celebrating Hong Kong’s unsung heroes who have made a positive impact on others and inspiring many more.
Mr Ng is a steadfast advocate of good causes for the betterment and sustainable development of the community. He is enthusiastic about supporting the youth, initiating an array of undertakings such as Go Code, Sino Junior Reporter Programme, Hospitality Young Leaders Programme to empower the young generations with essential skills.
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, which stipulate that the new use should be compatible with the old use. Tai O Heritage Hotel is a committed member of the Tai O community, building close connections with the neighbourhood, and contributing 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. In addition to providing complimentary daily docent tours, the hotel has participated in over 100 community programmes covering traditional festivities, cultural activities, shore clean-up and community services. Over half of its hotel’s staff members are Tai O or Lantau residents.
Mr Ng spearheaded the Hospitality Young Leaders Programme in 2020, a meaningful initiative to nurture future leaders by providing comprehensive training in hospitality, eco-tourism and heritage conservation for aspiring Hong Kong graduates, enabling them to experience Hong Kong’s rich history and unique traditions first-hand.
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 awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star to him in 2021 in recognition of his contributions to the community, in particular his work on heritage in Tai O and overseas. He was honoured with the Insignia of Knight in the National Order of Merit by the French Government in 2021 in recognition of his contributions to heritage conservation and youth development.
Other major offices
• Sino Group, Deputy Chairman
• Yeo Hiap Seng Limited (SGX: Y03), Chairman
• The Bank of East Asia, Limited, Non-Executive Director
• Hong Kong Innovation Foundation, Chairman
• Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth0020Community Foundation, Chairman
• Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, Director
• Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation, Director
• Global Leadership Council of Columbia University in the City of New York, Member
• The 12th and 13th Beijing Municipal Committees of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Member
• The 10th and 11th Committees of the All-China Youth Federation, Member
• Hong Kong United Youth Association, President
• Chongqing Youth Federation, Deputy Chairman
• Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Member of the Board
• Cyberport, Member of Advisory Panel
• Our Hong Kong Foundation, Adviser
• Hong Kong Chronicles Institute, Council Member
• Estate Agents Authority of HKSAR, Member
• Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong, Council Member
• Mind Hong Kong, Member of the Board
• The Community Chest of Hong Kong, Director
• Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF, Member of the Council
• Hong Kong Management Association, Council Member
• M Plus Museum Limited, Member of the Board
• The University of Hong Kong, Member of the Council
• The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Member of the Court
• Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, Director
• National Heritage Board of Singapore, Member
• NUS Medicine International Council of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore, Member
• Singapore Management University International Advisory Council, Member
• Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development (Columbia University)
• Bachelor of Arts (Columbia University)
• Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (Savannah College of Art and Design)
• Honorary Fellowship (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
• Honorary Fellowship (Hong Kong Metropolitan University)