The Khon Thai Foundation is a social purpose organization that emphasizes upon the development of platforms enabling wide ranges of stakeholders active on social issues to connect, collaborate, and share resources, including knowledge expertise, volunteers, funding, with each other in order to create multipliers on social projects for large scale collective impact. The ultimate purpose of its effort is in order to strengthen the social ecosystem in Thailand.
“To take part in developing Thailand’s well-being society”
The Khon Thai Foundation’s mission has been focusing on the following:
- To engage citizen participation in solving social issues,
- To develop platforms that emphasize on solving major social problems, and
- To mobilize resources needed by the social projects through the collaborative platform
These three missions are hoped to strengthen the social ecosystem that can transform Thailand into the sustainable & prosperous country.
Due to the variety of social engagement, the Khon Thai Foundation’s stakeholders include distinct categories of individuals and organizations.
- Practitioners/Change Makers
- Social Purpose Organizations (public/private/civil society organizations) in all levels such as local, national, regional, and international level
- Academic Organizations
Thailand Collaboration for Change
Definition: A collaborative platform that pools a wide range of resources consisting of human capital, networks, knowledge, and funds and performs resource mobilization actions to support the scaling-up of social organizations.
Impact: Collectively changes which supports Khon Thai Foundation’s ecosystem development through mobilizing resources from the various sectors and scale-up the on-going social projects.
Our Hands for Better Thailand
Definition: A marketplace for social volunteers from social networks and business sectors from all over the country.
Impact: An emergence of social networking which co-creating and developing a sharing atmosphere.
Good Society Expo (GSE)
Definition: A platform that is designed to be a marketplace among profit and non-profit organizations to accelerate and scaling-up impact created by the social projects.
Impact: The emergence of an area that engages people from all sectors to participate in the sharing society.
Definition: A social giving platform (www.taejai.com) that allows philanthropists to donate money to projects that have positive impact on the environment, education, health, culture, technology, and others.
Impact: The emergence of the sharing society. Donations come from the general public to beneficiaries through an innovative giving platform.
BKIND Mutual Fund
Definition: A platform that supports social projects through the form of mutual fund investment in businesses which are restricted to the Environment, Social, Governance, and Anti-Corruption (ESGC) criteria.
Impact: The sharing society that donates 0.8% of its total asset value which comes from individual business investors to the beneficiaries.
*Good Society Expo is the collaboration among the Khonthai Foundation with businesses that provide various resources including the Central Pattana Public Company Limited and the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA)
*Taejai.com is the collaboration between the Khonthai Foundation and the ChangeFusion Institute under the Foundation for Thailand Rural Reconstruction Movement under Royal Patronage (TRRM)
*BKIND Mutual Fund is a partnership between the Khonthai Foundation, BBL Asset Management Company Limited, and the ChangeFusion Institute.
Outputs & Results
In 2016, all four platforms, except for Good Society Expo which will happen first time in 2017 developed from the previous Our Hands for Better Thailand are vital elements to develop the social ecosystem that leads to the sustainable society. The outputs and results are as shown below.
- Reached 191,530 beneficiaries
- Reached 372 target organization
- Reached 40,000 active citizens
- Reached 25 skill-based volunteers
- Raised 73,241,036.29 Baht in funding