Who we are.

We were proud to launch HKEX Foundation to coincide with the 20th anniversary of HKEX as a listed company, further deepening our commitment to the communities in which we operate.

Funded by direct contributions from HKEX, private and corporate donations, and funds raised through HKEX's Stock Code for Charity Scheme, our charitable foundation drives and inspires change through programmes that build better lives and a better community.

HKEX Foundation is a recognised charitable entity set-up under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance of Hong Kong.

With the launch of HKEX Foundation, we are signaling our commitment to further strengthening our engagement and connectivity with the communities we operate in. We will continue to bring positive changes to our community, reflecting HKEX's commitment to our collective future.
Laura M Cha
HKEX Chairman and
Chairman of HKEX Foundation
What we focus on.
How we support.
Charity Partnership Programme

In partnership with The Community Chest of Hong Kong (Community Chest), the Charity Partnership Programme aims to support long-term local community projects run by local charitable institutions. Members agencies of the Community Chest or The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) are eligible to apply for funding under the Programme.

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Impact Funding Scheme

In partnership with The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), the Impact Funding Scheme aims to support short-to-medium term local community projects run by local charitable institutions and recognised social enterprises. Local charitable institutions that are non-subvented, ie, not receiving regular funding and/or subsidies from the government, and eligible social enterprises are welcome to apply for funding under the Scheme.

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Research Funding Scheme

The HKEX Research Funding Scheme aims to help develop future talent and the local R&D scene by supporting innovative research projects in Hong Kong universities. Given HKEX's position in financial markets, the projects should ideally focus on new ideas and technologies that support the fields of finance, business, biotechnology and ESG. Research projects hosted and recognised by University Grants Committee(UGC)-funded universities are eligible to apply for funding under this scheme.

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University Scholarship Programme

Our University Scholarship Programme entails two scholarships each year: the HKEX Foundation Scholarship (for general finance and business disciplines) and the HKEX Foundation Scholarship for Biotechnology and Innovation. These scholarships aim to develop homegrown talent and support Hong Kong's position as a leading international finance centre. Local full-time undergraduate students studying disciplines related to the mentioned topics are welcome to apply for the scholarships.

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