Fong Shu Fook Tong Foundation & Fong’s Family Foundation
The Fong Shu Fook Tong Foundation was established by Dr. Henry Fong Yun Wah, Chairman of Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Company Limited, and his late father, Mr. Fong Shu Chuen in 1977. The Fong’s Family Foundation was founded in November 1986. Both foundations are under the chairmanship of Dr. Henry Fong Yun Wah. It is paramount to give back to society and those in need. Every year, the Fong Shu Fook Tong Foundation and Fong’s Family Foundation donate approximately 10% – 15% of the profits they make from the family business to support charitable causes across Hong Kong and Mainland China. With an aim to give back to society and make it a better place, the donations are used mainly in education, elderly and children caring services, medical services, poverty alleviation and other charitable causes.
Changing the world for good
For several decades, the two foundations have donated over HK$500 million to various projects in Mainland China, spanning 31 provinces, cities and autonomous regions. The donations have focused on the following:
Education and Technology
Education and technology form the foundation for our country’s sustainable development and social advancement. Over the years, the foundations have supported the building of 121 primary schools, 32 secondary schools, 21 kindergartens, numerous education facilities, and vocational training centers in Mainland China, mostly in the poverty-stricken and ethnic-minority areas, to empower China’s future generations.
At the tertiary education level, donations have been made to around 100 institutions, including Peking University and Tsinghua University, to enhance their facilities and provide a more optimal learning environment to students. These initiatives include building academic buildings, libraries, lecture theatres, computer centers and laboratories, as well as setting up scholarships for universities.
In addition, donations were made to support research projects at technology institutions, including the Xichang and Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centers, China’s foremost centres for space exploration.
As for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the foundations have built one local secondary school, four local primary schools, and have given support to education programmes in ten universities in Hong Kong, University of Macau and the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.
In order to provide medical services to farmers, the foundations have collaborated with Overseas Chinese Affairs Offices, China Overseas Friendship Association and the Red Cross Society of China to establish 51 clinics in the remote and impoverished rural areas of Mainland China.
Donations have also been made to support medical research. 35 donations have been made to tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and Mainland China for the establishment of medical centers or the setup of special medical research fund to support the promotion of integrative medical treatments for cancers, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.
Since the founding of the foundations, approximately 30,000 wheelchairs have been donated by our foundations and friends to people with disabilities in the Mainland China through the China Disabled Persons’ Federation and related organizations.
The foundations also donate to help victims of natural disasters. In 2008, donations were made to help relieve the damage caused by the devastating Sichuan Earthquake. Ten primary schools in the earthquake-stricken area were reconstructed and a million Hong Kong dollars donation was given to support university students affected by the crisis.
The foundations also collaborated with the government and various charity organizations to make donations and build elderly centers, childcare centers, foster care centers and disabled rehabilitation centers in Hong Kong and Mainland China.