Li Ka Shing Foundation
|Area served||Global, China|
|Method(s)||Donations and grants|
The Li Ka Shing Foundation (李嘉誠基金會) is a Hong Kong-based charitable organization founded in 1980 by Hong Kong entrepreneur Li Ka-shing.
The Third Son
Li Ka-shing considers the Li Ka Shing Foundation to be his "third son" and has pledged to donate one-third of his assets to support philanthropic projects. He has called for other Asian entrepreneurs to do the same, in the hope of altering the traditional notion of passing wealth through lineage.
The Li Ka Shing Foundation's story stretches back over three decades: Having grown up witness to suffering and illness, Li Ka-shing cultivated a compassion that set in motion the idea of establishing a charitable foundation.
Li Ka Shing Foundation supports projects that promote social progress through expanding access to quality education and medical services and .
Three main focuses
- Encourage giving to nurture a new culture of philanthropy in Asia
- Support educational reform to create a paradigm shift that develops positive and sustainable change
- Support medical research and services to create a healthier world
Li Ka Shing Foundation is eager to support projects that contribute to positive and sustainable change in society. A systematic approach is establish to identify the right initiatives.