Our Endowments

Ensuring long-term viability of community causes through disciplined financial investment and disbursement

Across more than 23 endowments, Temasek Trust ensures that all Temasek assets earmarked for philanthropic pursuits are responsibly and sustainably managed throughout a spectrum of community programmes.

To date, we have managed well over $3 billion in gifts and endowments.

Special Programmes

The Impact of Southeast Asian Diet on Gut Microbiome

Gut microbiome refers to microorganisms that live in our intestinal tract, primarily in the large intestine. While most gut microbiome studies have been performed in the US, Europe and China, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory in Singapore conducts microbiome analysis to understand how specific Southeast Asian dietary choices shape the gut microbiome of populations in this region.

The team at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory conducts gut microbiome research with a range of methods including cultivation of anaerobic microorganisms, next-generation sequencing, and bioinformatics. It is increasingly recognised that the human gut has a strong influence on human physiology and health.

With hundreds to thousands of different microbial species found in a faecal sample from any healthy person, understanding how our diets affect us can contribute towards future diet design for improved gut health. Greater scientific knowledge may also set the stage for more tailored therapeutic applications that could come in the form of probiotics.

Learn more: http://www.tll.org.sg/

Health and Wellness Endowment

The Health and Wellness Endowment, which is managed by Temasek Foundation Cares, is one of Temasek’s latest endowments. It focuses on preventive health and the general well-being of the community.

This endowment has enabled the 2018 nation-wide launch of Project Silver Screen, a community-based functional screening for seniors aged 60 and above to help them see, hear and eat better.

The elderly are more vulnerable to health conditions that will impact their quality of life, yet many of these conditions are preventable, or treatable, with effective community-based screening.

Project Silver Screen consists of three simple checks that cover eyesight, hearing and oral health, and helps defray the costs of assistive aids in these areas, such as glasses, hearing aids and dentures.

To date, more than 40,000 seniors have benefitted from this initiative, and 200,000 seniors are to be screened over the next five years.

For more information, visit www.temasekfoundation.org.sg

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