Over the years, YMCA of Singapore has received awards and accolades which stand as testimonies and endorsements of our work in impacting lives and nurturing community champions. Here are some of our awards:
2013 Charity Governance Award
YMCA of Singapore won the Charity Governance Award 2013 in the Large Charities category. The annual Charity Governance Award recognises charities that have adopted the highest standards of governance. Introduced in 2012, it is an initiative of the Charity Council and held in partnership with the NUS Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy. The award aims to promote good governance in the charity sector by acknowledging the excellent work of charities, while inspiring others to emulate their best practices.
2010 NCSS ‘Special Mention in Collaboration’
The YMCA of Singapore received this special mention from the National Council of Social Service in recognition of its efforts in serving the community by partnering with VWOs and self-help groups locally and overseas to enhance their services to the beneficiaries through delivery of structured and sustained community service programmes. YMCA is also partnering with corporate organisations to rally resources for VWOs to benefit their beneficiaries.
2008 NVPC’s Outstanding Non-Profit Organisation Award
YMCA was conferred the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre’s (NVPC) Outstanding Non-Profit Organisation Award at the National Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards 2008. The awards honour those who have set excellence in encouraging the spirit of giving in Singapore. The Outstanding Non-Profit Organisation award recognises YMCA’s best practices in volunteer and donor management, fundraising and corporate governance.
105 Years of Serving the Community
As an acknowledgement of YMCA’s 105 years of service to the community, the National Parks Board named a new orchid hybrid, “Dendrobium YMCA” on 19 November 2007. The robust, free flowering hybrid reflects the work sustained over the years by the YMCA and its volunteers in touching lives and lifting spirits in the community.
2007 NVPC’s Non-Profit Organisation Award for Philanthropy Management
YMCA received the NVPC Non-Profit Organisation Award for Philanthropy Management at the National Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards 2007. The Philanthropy Management award recognises YMCA’s best practices in donor management and fundraising.