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Standard Chartered Foundation

Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF) was registered in 2005 under the Trustees Incorporation Act 1952 as the charity arm of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad. SCF identifies and channels financial support and aid to deserving communities in Malaysia through community programmes based on three pillars: Youth, Health and Education.

One of the key projects carried out by SCF is the Intraocular Lens (IOL) project in partnership with the Ministry of Health that addresses avoidable blindness and promotes quality eye healthcare for underprivileged cataract patients. Since 2013, SCF has contributed MYR1.5 million to cover the costs of over 4,400 intraocular lenses required for cataract surgeries for underprivileged patients across Malaysia.

SCF also organises other initiatives aligned to the Foundation's pillars for the underprivileged community. In 2016, we brought joy to over 150 children from a myriad of homes such as Pertubuhan Anak-anak Yatim Al-Khair, Seremban, Sivananda Home and Dignity for Children Foundation through various events and provision of items. SCF also provided financial aid to upgrade the server for the Malaysian Association of the Blind (MAB) to improve communication of the visually impaired community with the public. SCF also financially supported underprivileged children with back-to-school essentials such as uniforms, bags and stationeries.

With Standard Chartered Bank covering all administrative costs, every Ringgit you donate goes directly to the causes supported by the Foundation.


Address Level 11, Menara Standard Chartered, 30 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Phone +603 2117 7941
Contact Person  Mathura Lakshmi


Registration No PPAB-02/2005
Tax-Exempt LHDN No. LHDN.01/35/42/51/179.6.5915



Did you know that by donating just MYR220, you can help someone see?

According to the World Health Organisation, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness. 58% of blindness in Malaysia is attributed to cataracts.

While cataracts can be treated, the lens required for the procedure is expensive and not all Malaysians are able to afford the procedure.

Visual impairment diminishes an individual’s quality of life and negatively impacts economic growth. With that, SCF decided to champion the cause in 2013 with the Intraocular Lens (IOL) project in partnership with the Ministry of Health. Its aim is to address avoidable blindness in Malaysia and promote quality eye healthcare for the underprivileged by sponsoring the cost of lenses required for cataract surgeries.

In the last 3 years, SCF contributed MYR1.5 million and to date, more than 4,400 lenses have been distributed to underprivileged patients throughout Malaysia.

In 2017, approximately 50,000 Malaysians will be affected by cataracts with more than 2,700 patients not being able to afford to undergo cataract surgery due to the high cost of lenses.

This year, through Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s Run for a Reason (RFAR) programme, all money raised for SCF will be donated directly to the IOL project. The goal is to give sight back to approximately 2,700 underprivileged cataract patients in Malaysia.

The cost of an intraocular lens is just MYR220 and by donating this towards SCF, you will be making a positive difference by giving back the gift of sight to an individual.