A sum of Rp2.3 billion (roughly US$ 172,646) was donated to Rumkit Bhayangkara by the Tanoto Foundation in February 2017. This large donation was made towards the construction and furnishing of eight new inpatient rooms, as well as purchasing much needed medical devices.
The Tanoto Foundation and what it does:
The Tanoto Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sukanto Tanoto as a way of giving back to the community and country. Its philanthropic agenda is three-pronged: “Education, Empowerment and Enhancing quality of life”. The Foundation is heavily involved in the educational sector, handing out scholarships to students ranging from elementary school to university, developing programs to train teachers and building schools and libraries in rural areas.
However the Tanoto Foundation has also become more involved in the medical sector in recent years. Partnering with Duke-NUS medical school, the Tanoto Foundation has donated a total of SGD 11 million (roughly US$ 7, 824 000), a sum which was matched by the Singapore Government, towards advancing Asia-focussed research in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and lymphoma to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from these diseases.
Tanoto Foundation is one of the pioneer donors to support the Stroke Support Station (S3). Launched on 17 May 2016, S3 is a wellness centre for stroke survivors where they can be rehabilitated through programs and activities developed to help them regain as much mobility as possible and to learn stress relief techniques.
Tanoto Foundation and its Corporate Partners
Sukanto Tanoto is also the founder and Chairman of the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group of companies. RGE is global group of companies based in Indonesia, Singapore, China and the USA, and it, as well as its subsidiary companies, is the corporate partner of Tanoto Foundation. APRIL Group and its subsidiary RAPP are two such companies that form a part of RGE and, working together with the Tanoto Foundation, they strive to improve the quality of life and raise living standards in rural communities situated near RGE operations through providing free health care to the villages, handing out scholarships and providing vocational training to the village inhabitants.