SSCLF ranks at the fifth place in 2018 China's most transparent public welfare foundation list



2018 China's most transparent public welfare foundation rankings, launched by Interface & Financial Association, came out on December 24, 2018, with 50 foundations in China on the list. The highest score for those on the list is 100 points, the shortlist threshold is 87 points, and Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation ranks at the fifth place with 95 points. The prize - awarding ceremony was held at the third annual session, co-hosted by Shanghai United Media Group and Interface & Finance Association in Beijing on January 7, 2019.


According to “2017 Statistics Bulletin on Social Services Development" issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as of the end of 2017, there were 6,307 foundations in China. The 300 charitable and public welfare foundations with the highest spending on public welfare activities in 2017 were chosen as the candidates. The top 50 foundations were selected and decided from multi-angle contents that foundation revealed, such as basic information, fund-raising information, project implementation information, financial information and daily news, and revealing channels and frequency. The rankings not only focus on foundations contents but also on the official website, Weibo and their self-owned media platforms and update frequency.


Transparency is an essential indicator for public welfare foundation’s access to public support and understanding. The ranking list aims to reveal the transparent status quo of the Chinese public welfare foundations, provide a path for public welfare foundations to be transparent, while providing reference for the public to donate.