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About Us

In December 2013, Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) incorporated a sister entity, Yayasan Hasanah (Hasanah), as an enhanced and more strategic approach to value distribution. While Khazanah has been involved in Corporate Responsibility initiatives since 2006, the establishment of Hasanah marks a new chapter in Khazanah’s institutionalisation and on-going transformation. This is in line with Khazanah’s capacity building agenda for the nation, and is also in support of the national transformation agenda.

We are an impact-driven organisation that envisions a globally sustainable Malaysia with empowered communities, an inclusive society, and a well-managed environment.

We strive to create real and lasting positive social and environmental changes for Malaysia through our work in the following focus areas: Education; Community Development; Environment; Arts, Heritage & Culture; Knowledge; and Public Spaces. Within these focus areas, we partner with civil society, communities, corporates, and government agencies to design and implement initiatives that will deliver the greatest impact in realising our vision.

True value for the country is created when individuals are empowered to ably participate in society and the economy. As Malaysia continues to develop, and as the world around us continues to change, we will increasingly need innovative thinking and locally-customised levers for solutions to address complex development problems. These aspirations and beliefs are reflected in our commitment to uphold the principles of Transparency, Innovation, Empowerment, and Inclusiveness; and anchored on our core values of Teamwork, Mutual Respect, Diligence, Integrity and Professionalism.


Hasanah will play a strategic and catalytic role to promote social inclusivity and equity for all Malaysians, through our work in the following focus areas. By creating positive change within these areas, we hope more Malaysians will be able to overcome the barriers that impede them from living and fulfilling their full potential.


To support scalable education models that promote equity and increase access to quality education

Community Development

To enable and support community-led actions that strengthen social cohesion, inclusivity and equity through sustainable social and economic development


To protect Malaysia’s natural capital and resources through conservation efforts and building of environmental consciousness

Arts, Heritage & Culture (AHC)

To transform Malaysia into a distinctive destination for AHC by enabling and supporting AHC-led initiatives that positively advances the AHC ecosystem in the country


To support sound and evidence-based policy-making and advocacy to affect positive change and impact on the pressing issues affecting Malaysia


The Hasanah Report 2014 (THR2014)

THR2014 captures Hasanah’s key highlights in 2014 made possible through our Partners.

The Hasanah Report 2015 (THR2015)

THR2015 is a fresh concept that shares stories about Hasanah’s Partners and their beneficiaries. Through the Report, we hope it will provide a better understanding of the work we do in delivering impact and touching lives everyday. Key highlights for 2015 are summarised in the mini booklet
‘A Quick Review: Progressing With Partners’ for ease of reference.

Here are several short-impact videos which will help to better articulate the work of Hasanah and its partners - in touching and improving the lives of the bottom 40 percent of Malaysia’s community.

Yayasan Chow Kit

Posted On: October 19, 2015

A heart-warming story of Hussein, who was a beneficiary of Yayasan Chow Kit and is now studying in UKM under a Yayasan Khazanah scholarship.

TECH Outreach

Posted On: October 19, 2015

How TECH Outreach empowers women to create self-sustaining livelihoods through their TECH model of micro loans.

Teach For Malaysia

Posted On: October 19, 2015

How Teach For Malaysia is helping to end education inequity in Malaysia


Civil Society Organisations Collaboration Workshop

Posted On: September 19, 2014

In July 2014, Yayasan Hasanah organised a half-day Collaboration Workshop involving 33 participants from the many different partner organisations that we work with. The objectives of the workshop were twofold, firstly to bring together everyone to begin exploring potential ways of working together to enhance impact to our beneficiaries, and secondly to gain valuable feedback from our partners on how we at Yayasan Hasanah can better our partnership and support the work they do.

The workshop was received positively by participants, who welcomed the honest discussions, opportunity to get to know each other and work together, as well as voice out concerns openly. Yayasan Hasanah’s partners were keen on receiving support in a more encompassing way, beyond just funding, and also looked forward to having more workshops and meet-ups.

This Collaboration Workshop marks the first of more planned activities and initiatives under Yayasan Hasanah’s capacity building approach, which aims to strengthen our partners and also Malaysia’s non-profit sector as well as drive collective impact. It is through capacity building of our partners and the wider non-profit or social sector that Yayasan Hasanah  aims to differentiate itself from traditional corporate foundation efforts.

Feedback from partners:
“Partners can be more collaborative in future programmes, thanks to the networking opportunity we had from this workshop and partners can expect more support to be provided by Yayasan Hasanah.”

“I didn’t come with any expectations but now I’m leaving very satisfied; new friends, new networks, and a good sense of belonging amongst the partners.”

“Very useful. The interaction with Yayasan Hasanah and partners proved exciting and revealing as we realised there’s a lot to share … The honesty in discussions and the receptiveness of Yayasan Hasanah team was good.”