Teach For Malaysia


Since 2012, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation partners with Teach for Malaysia (TFM), an independent, not-for-profit organisation, that enlists Malaysia’s most promising future leaders in their mission to end education inequity. The Foundation provides annual sponsorship to assist TFM in achieving its mission to reduce the gap between rural and urban schools.

Selangor Youth Community (SAY)


Selangor Youth Community (SAY) was founded by DYTM Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, the Raja Muda Selangor to create a community of youth, for youth and by the youth themselves, inspired by the Raja Muda of Selangor’s vision for the state of Selangor to be a vibrant and dynamic youth community through four focus areas.


Recognising the strength and impacts of this collaboration, starting in 2022, JCF has committed to sponsoring SAY for its community programmes.

Chevening Scholarship


The Chevening / Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Scholarship will be open to nationals of Malaysia, who would normally be residents in Malaysia and be located there at the time of making an application.


One scholarship will be awarded to a scholar to study a master’s course related to medical, physical or life sciences at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, or Lancaster University.


Successful candidates who are accepted by Cambridge or Oxford will be encouraged to apply for membership of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, or Brasenose College, Oxford.


Apart from expanding the Foundation’s network through Chevening’s global network of alumni and its exclusive events, the partnership also supports the educational and professional aspirations of talented individuals in-country, which is a key indicator of corporate social responsibility.



JCF has established a partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), led by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs. The partnership constituted a USD $10m endowment, and funded the establishment of the Jeffrey Sachs Center (JSC) on Sustainable Development at Sunway University. JSC is a regional centre of excellence for research and policy practice, creating world-class programmes to train a new generation of students, practitioners and policy leaders; and develop linkages with major Malaysian and international universities in joint problem-solving around the Sustainable Development Goals. JCF has gifted another USD $10m to establish the Asia headquarters of the United Nations SDSN at Sunway University. The commitment towards sustainability has led Sunway City Kuala Lumpur to house the SDSN Center for Asia, joining New York City and Paris as the three United Nations SDSN centres in the world to coordinate continent-wide sustainability initiatives.



ICMS (International Council of Malaysian Scholars) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to nurturing the leadership capabilities, intellectual rigour, and career pathways of Malaysian youths. With a global network of talented individuals, ICMS offers resources and professional networking opportunities to inspire and enhance the leadership, organisational, and social capacities of our Associates. ICMS serves as a common platform for passionate Malaysian students, both studying abroad and locally, to connect, interact, and exchange ideas. Through its commitment to building networks, empowering leaders, and realising ideas, ICMS fosters a community where growth, diversity, and professionalism are celebrated. As ICMS continues to expand its reach and impact, it remains dedicated to shaping the future leaders of Malaysia and beyond.

Malaysian Care


For over two decades, the collaborative effort between the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Malaysian CARE has yielded remarkable outcomes. Notably, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholarship, generously sponsored by the Foundation and Sunway Education Group, and coordinated by Malaysian CARE, has been instrumental in supporting students hailing from orphanages and economically disadvantaged families.



In 2012, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Sunway Group collaborated with G.O.L.D (Generating Opportunities for the Learning Disabled) with the pledge of RM100,000 to fund and develop an ongoing social enterprise business model for the learning disabled. With the collaboration, Sunway University’s Sunway Institute for Social Entrepreneurship (SISE), on behalf of the Foundation, assists the Hearts of G.O.L.D project to develop programmes and business plans which will equip special-need youths with skills that will sustain them through life.