The S P Setia Foundation is a charity trust founded in 2000 to provide aid to underprivileged individuals and charitable bodies. Our major fundraising activity is the annual charity dinner that has become one of the most highly anticipated and prestigious events of the year. To date, the Foundation has raised a total of RM40.79 million, which it has actively deployed to assist the less fortunate throughout Malaysia.
The Foundation's key focus is education with approximately RM17.5 million spent on the Setia Adoption Programme (SAP). In 2000, the programme had only 79 primary school children but today, the Foundation provides assistance to 2,400 primary and secondary school students from 119 schools in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor, Penang, Kedah, Perlis and Pahang.
Apart from the SAP, the Foundation also spent RM2.4 million between 2000 and 2010, on the purchase of new desks and chairs, furniture and fittings, books, multimedia system and special education training equipment for the schools, while RM1.34 million was spent on tertiary education scholarships.
The Foundation also undertakes general welfare activities including relief work during epidemics, natural disasters and other emergencies, medical assistance for the disabled, poverty-stricken and critically ill, as well as community enrichment and the promotion of national unity.