The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation is the largest education-focused social enterprise in Malaysia, which owns and governs Sunway Education Group and its 16 learning institutions in Malaysia. Through the unique not-for-profit structure of the Foundation, operating surpluses are ploughed back into the institutions or disbursed as scholarships, research grants and expansion of faculty and facilities to ensure quality education in perpetuity. As of 2018, the Foundation has awarded more than RM402 million worth of scholarships to thousands of deserving students.
JCF's history began In 1997, when Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah established the Sunway Education Trust Fund, which was converted to the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) in 2010. He transferred his equity in Sunway Education Group’s (SEG) learning institutions worth in excess of RM1 billion today to the Foundation in perpetuity. The Foundation is governed by a distinguished board of trustees with His Royal Highness Sultan of Selangor as its Royal Patron.