With rapid economic development, societal conditions also face major changes and challenges, such as the wealth gap, an aging population and declining birth rate, the uneven distribution of educational resources, and the overconcentration of social resources in specific spheres, which affect the lives of disadvantaged groups. Although the government provides certain policies and benefits to improve this situation, social cooperation and corporate assistance can also play an important role in bringing about a positive and supportive response.
As companies have paid increasing attention to social responsibility, approaches to giving back to society have become increasingly diverse. To make more efficient use of resources, the various subsidiaries and units of the Yuanta Group have established systems for the rigorous screening of potential recipients of donations and partnerships. They also make use of the charitable platform model set out by the Yuanta Cultural and Educational Foundation to link management and usage of resources. In addition to donations, our staff also actively work to understand local needs and serve as a driving force pointing the subsidiaries’ efforts in the right direction.
The operating model of the financial industry entails close interactions with both customers and local communities. Through communicating with our customers, we can get insight into the particular needs of their communities and the problems that residents are facing. In this way, we set the stage for the fulfillment of our corporate social responsibility and for achieving our goal of mutual growth by "giving back to society as we benefit from it".
In addition to calling for internal volunteers, we also invite beneficiaries from past charity events to join the volunteer ranks of external volunteers and take part in charitable activities with us, changing from a “palms up” role of receiving to a “palms down” role of giving, thus creating a virtuous cycle of social prosperity.
Yuanta has long had a commitment to the underprivileged, sparing no effort in promoting education and believing deeply that education is the cornerstone for improving lives and achieving dreams. As such, we strive to help underprivileged groups in our society learn and grow, helping children stand tall and reach their full potential by embracing their passions and dreams.
In particular, the Yuanta Cultural and Educational Foundation is committed to providing education and after-school tutoring to children in rural areas. To help rural children enjoy the same educational opportunities as their urban counterparts, we established the Yuanta and Fu Jen University Dreams Take Flight Scholarship program, assisting children in completing their studies and building their self-confidence, while also making society as a whole a more caring place. In addition, with providing Top Scholar Program grants to gifted but economically-disadvantaged children, we ensure that they can complete their studies even in spite of their financial difficulties.
Since 2016, Yuanta Cultural and Educational Foundation has conducted the “Dream Big Plan”, assisting social welfare groups dedicated to education that reach out to all corners of society. Through a variety of activities and creative ideas, along with resources from Yuanta Financial Holdings, the project works to help encourage the spirit of charity via a platform that facilitates interactions between the online and offline worlds, generating greater charitable impact. The six units selected serve different groups, but with a shared faith in the plan’s ability to provide rural communities with a launchpad for new journeys. Through the Dream Big Plan, educational programs are integrated with Yuanta volunteer groups around Taiwan to provide a platform for shared resources and bigger dreams.
|Type||Unit (s) | Dream Big Plan|
|Arts and Culture Publishing||Chiayi County He Shun Elementary School: Outdoor Education Program|
|Talent Cultivation/Arts and Culture Publishing||Syin-lu Social Welfare Foundation Hsinchu Branch Office: Homemade Fun, High-flying Dreams|
|Talent Cultivation||Taitung Country Guan Shan Junior High School: A Taste of the Future Career Exploration Program|
|Intergenerational Learning||Pingtung Country Private Bjorgaas Foundation: Getting Involved with the Elderly|
|Community Development||New Taipei City Neighborhood Volunteers Association: Educational Welfare Plan for Society's Disadvantaged Groups|
|Community Development||New Taipei Municipal Fongjhu Elementary and Junior High School: Learning by Hiking the 100 Peaks of Taiwan|