Social Impact Partners

CIPE works with various social impact and public interest partners through internships and student-led efforts.

Our partners span and intersect activity/thematic areas, and include the following:

Arts & Culture

Cambodian Living Arts
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
CLA’s mission is to facilitate the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. We will create an environment where Cambodian arts empower and transform individuals and communities. We do this by building the capacity of artists and the arts community, by promoting awareness of the arts, and by advocating for the arts with cultural policymakers and major institutions. In doing so, we aim to create value and understanding of what it means to be Cambodian and to create a sense of unity and shared culture. We believe that through creativity we can each expand our potential as human beings.

Brooklyn, NY
Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today. Our incisive coverage of art and its discontents has been cited in outlets ranging from The New York TimesThe Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Atlantic to The New Yorker, The Nation, WNYC, Gawker, Kottke, Andrew Sullivan, and Felix Salmon, among countless others.

Little Artists Art Studio
Little Artists Art Studio is a highly esteemed, cosmopolitan Fine Arts Studio nested within the lush grounds of Mandarin Gardens. Our staff specialise in everything from Fine Art, to Graphic Design, to Commercial Arts, to Visual Communication, to Accounting, to Human Resources, to Education, to Business Development, and beyond; we want to share that experience with Yale-NUS students. An established, successful business for nearly 20 years, our aim is to continually enliven arts in the hearts and minds of new generations as well as re-inspire a passion for Fine Arts in adults.

Paul Kasmin Gallery
New York, USA
Paul Kasmin Gallery is committed to supporting an ongoing intellectual and visual dialogue with influential Modern and Contemporary artists, representing several generations of internationally recognised contemporary artists working in a variety of media. In addition to years of representing and cultivating important contemporary artists’ careers like Walton Ford, Nir Hod, Robert Indiana, Deborah Kass, Nyoman Masriadi, James Nares, Erik Parker, Iván Navarro, and Mark Ryden, Paul Kasmin Gallery also specialises in representing artist estates, such as those of Arman, Constantin Brâncuși, William N Copley, Simon Hantaï, and François-Xavier Lalanne.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Venice, Italy
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim’s former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice. The museum presents Peggy Guggenheim’s personal collection, masterpieces from the Hannelore B and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, as well as temporary exhibitions.

National Gallery Singapore
The National Gallery hopes to strengthen Singapore’s role as a regional and inter­na­tional hub for visual arts. We will do this through the dis­play, pro­mo­tion, research and study of South­east Asian and Singa­pore art, while host­ing inter­na­tional art exhibitions.

NUS Museum
Focusing primarily but not exclusively on Southeast Asian art and culture, the NUS Museum contributes to and facilitates the production, reception, and preservation of knowledge through collections development and curatorial practice, developing partnerships within NUS, the cultural and heritage industry, and the global knowledge community.

Singapore Symphony Orchestra
A premier Asian orchestra gaining recognition around the world, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) aims to enrich the local cultural scene, serving as a bridge between the musical traditions of Asia and the West, and providing artistic inspiration, entertainment and education.

Diversity/Intercultural Negotiation

Be More
New York, USA
Be More’s Vision is an America that is rooted in our common humanity, where all human beings experience the enduring promises of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for several generations to come, and where our color, ancestry, or external appearance no longer separates us.

Project Pengyou
Beijing, China
Project Pengyou’s mission is to empower and mobilise a new generation of US-China bridge-builders to serve, inspire and transform lives.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sarus is an organisation committed to building better relationships between bordering countries with histories of distrust – in short, a world beyond borders.


Bago City, Philippines
BagoSphere is a social enterprise start-up offering affordable and effective vocational training programmes specifically catered for rural youths living at the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) to gain access to high value jobs.

Caring for Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Caring for Cambodia (CFC) provides educational opportunities for Cambodian children so they may reach their highest potential and make valuable contributions to their communities.

International Humanity Foundation
Banda Aceh or Jakarta, Indonesia
International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is an international nonprofit NGO that promotes the value of education for the poorest students in each of our locations through a variety of programmes and services. Half of IHF’s mission is to educate the poor and the other half is to educate the world about the poor.

Learning Enterprises
Central Thailand
Learning Enterprise’s mission is to expand people’s horizons through conversation-based English language classes taught by volunteers.

Aidha is the world’s micro-business school dedicated to enriching the lives of foreign domestic workers through financial education.

Environmental Conservation

Conservation International
Dili, East Timor
Conservation International’s (CI) mission is to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, and for the well-being of humanity. CI works from the understanding that healthy societies can only be achieved when people have an appreciation of their resources and are empowered to manage them sustainably.

Singapore and Central India
ECOSOFTT™ – ECO Solutions for Tomorrow Today, is a social enterprise that operates primarily for the benefit of addressing water-related challenges in our world. We are innovation catalysts that offer unique solutions aimed at addressing issues related to water scarcity, sanitation, improving livelihoods and sustainable transformation of urban and rural habitats.

Sol Systems
Washington, DC, USA
Sol Systems is a solar energy finance and investment firm. The company has facilitated financing for 171MW solar projects on behalf of Fortune 100 corporations, insurance companies, utilities, banks, family offices, and individuals. Sol Systems has $550 million in assets under management as of October 2014.

Human Rights

Amnesty International
Washington, DC, USA
Protecting human rights worldwide, AI focuses on the release of prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners and the abolition of the death penalty, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
Washington, DC, USA
The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is leading a global movement to protect children from sexual abuse, exploitation and abduction.

United Nations Association of Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia
The United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG) aims to advance the development of democracy and civil society in Georgia and the South Caucasus. It works to enhance civil participation in decision-making on national and international levels.

Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy

Bangalore, India
Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world.
Asia Impact Investment Exchange
Asia Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) is a social enterprise with a social mission: to provide social enterprises in Asia with greater access to capital, allowing them to more rapidly expand the impact of their activities.
Asia Philanthropy Circle
Asia Philanthropy Circle is a non-profit start-up that aspires to be Asia’s leading platform for exchange, coordination and collaboration among Asia’s philanthropists.Choson Exchange
Choson Exchange supports the personal development and creation of opportunities for North Korean professionals through business, economics and legal knowledge-sharing.

Shujog is the Bengali word for opportunity. A dynamic not-for-profit organisation based in Singapore with a heritage that is deeply rooted in the belief that capital markets can create social good for the world. Shujog’s mission is to strengthen, deepen, and expand the impact social enterprises deliver in poor and vulnerable communities. The strategic sectors Shujog focuses on are education, health, energy, water and agriculture.

Social Innovation Park
Social Innovation Park Ltd (SIP) is a leading, impartial, not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Singapore that incubates social entrepreneurs and innovators worldwide to bring positive innovations to lives and societies.

Philanthropy in Motion
Hong Kong
Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) provides young people with the funds, training, and networks to become intelligent givers. Using the philanthropic education model developed at Yale and other leading American universities as a basis, we design programmes that allow young people to converge in forums to evaluate and allocate crowd-funded donations to China-based NGOs.

International Development

Lao Rugby Federation
Vientiane, Laos
The Lao Rugby Federation (LRF) mission is: To provide opportunities for men and women, boys and girls, social and elite players, and those in urban and rural areas to participate in the sport of rugby, whilst ensuring that health benefits and personal development opportunities are realised to their fullest extent.

Leap201 Philanthropy
Leap201 is a volunteer driven non-profit organisation that aims to reduce poverty in rural Indochina by focusing on catalysing projects that allow rural populations to develop earnings capacity and become self-reliant.

World Vision
Colombo, Sri Lanka
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. With a presence in nearly 100 countries, World Vision believes in a full solution to poverty and injustice, and serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

Journalism & Advocacy

Inconvenient Questions
Led by Viswa Sadasivan, a former Nominated Member of Parliament, Inconvenient Questions (IQ) is a sociopolitical site based in Singapore that taps the collective wisdom of the online community to pursue issues through dialogue.

6:30 Partners/ The Big Ride
Rob Bier started 6:30 Partners after a successful career as a strategy consultant, corporate CEO, and entrepreneur. More recently, he and a writing partner have embarked on an exciting new project, the Big Ride, with the aim to generate new insights into how leaders actually develop, refine and hone their skills, and to help readers use those insights in practical ways to grow their own leadership capabilities.

Civil Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia users receive up-to-the-minute news in English, Russian and Georgian. With over 100,000 monthly visits from all corners of the globe, reaches out to the policy and academic communities in Georgia, as well as in Europe and the U.S., to officials working in EU and international organisations, as well as Tbilisi-based foreign diplomatic corps.

The Foreign Service Journal
Washington, DC, USA
The Foreign Service Journal covers foreign affairs from an insider’s perspective, providing thought-provoking articles on international issues, the practice of diplomacy and the US Foreign Service.

The Online Citizen
Founded in December 2006, The Online Citizen (TOC) has made significant inroads in the area of cyber activism in Singapore. TOC has been at the forefront of some of the most controversial issues in Singapore, telling the stories that the mainstream media cannot or refuse to tell.

Public Health

Action for AIDS
Action for AIDS (AfA) is an NGO committed to HIV/AIDS  prevention, advocacy and support.Rachel House
Jakarta, Indonesia
Yayasan Rumah Rachel (“Rachel House”) is a paediatric hospice providing end-of-life care for children with life-threatening conditions such as cancer and HIV. Rachel House provides palliative care for children from families who cannot afford medical care.

Public Sector

American Foreign Service Association
Washington, DC, USA
The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), established in 1924, is the professional association of the United States Foreign Service.

Civil Service College
Civil Service College’s mission is to develop people for a first-class Public Service by organising a wide range of activities that help build strategic capacity in governance, leadership, public administration and management for a networked government in Singapore. Institute of Governance & Policy (IGP) as CSC’s premier policy research body aims to develop thought leadership and to advance the understanding and practice of public policy in Singapore.

Social Services

South Central Community Family Service Centre
South Central Community Family Service Centre (SCCfsc) supports families living in the nearby neighbourhood, with personal or social difficulties. This is carried out through social work, driven by a strong community building angle.

Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities
Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities (THKMC), Singapore’s leading social service organisation provides assistance to the various groups in our community through more than 40 centres, services and programmes for adults, families, elderly including persons with disabilities.

Think Tanks

Brookings Institute
Washington, DC, USA
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organisation based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: 1) Strengthen American democracy; 2) Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and 3) Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Berlin, Germany
Founded in 1999, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation with headquarters in Berlin, Germany and the US. The ICD´s ultimate goal is to promote global peace and stability by strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels.

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Stockholm, Sweden
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.

Transparency International – Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Established on 5 July 2010, the vision of TI Cambodia is for all Cambodians to live in a society that is free of corruption through working together with individuals and institutions at all levels to promote integrity and reduce corruption in Cambodia.

Transparency International – Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
With more than 100 national chapters around the world, Transparency International (TI) is a non-governmental organisation that works with partners in government, business and civil society to put effective measures in place to tackle corruption works and bring about change.

Women’s Rights/Gender/LGBTQ

AWARE is Singapore’s leading gender equality advocacy group dedicated to removing gender-based barriers.

National Center for Lesbian Rights
San Francisco, CA, USA
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.

Penang Women’s Development Cooperation
Penang, Malaysia
The Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC) promotes equality among all women and men, girls and boys regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or socioeconomic background.

UN Women
The Singapore Committee for UN Women is a non-profit organisation working towards women’s empowerment and gender equality in the region.

WEConnect International
Chennai, India
WEConnect International is a not-for-profit, corporate-led organisation that helps women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains. It identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women’s business enterprises based outside of the United States that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with multinational corporate buyers.