The foundations for charitable organization and giving

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  • H. K. Wong


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-52
Journal / PublicationAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


This paper examines the moral foundations of the welfare functions of the major social institutions, motivations, and types of philanthropic giving by individuals and corporations, volunteering and corporate social responsibility. These non-state activities are essential building blocks and social capital for a dynamic caring civil society. However, they should only complement and not replace the state action of feasible arrangements for universal coverage in meeting the recognized social needs and contingencies of its citizens.

Research Area(s)

  • Charitable giving, Corporate social responsibility, Volunteering