The Keswick Foundation is a charitable organization established in Hong Kong in 1979 by Sir John Keswick and his daughter Maggie Keswick Jencks. Sir John, Chairman of Jardine Matheson Ltd from 1952 to 1956, set up the Foundation in order to support those in need in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Maggie continued her father’s commitment to improving the welfare situation and was the driving force behind the expanding work of the Foundation. Maggie died of cancer in 1995. Today, the Foundation thrives and continues to be operated by a team of dedicated volunteers and professionals.
Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation Limited (YAF) is a charity that provides high quality, non-competitive arts experiences for all young people aged 5 to 25.
Established in 1993 by Lindsey McAlister, OBE, YAF organises inclusive and inspirational projects that reach out to young people of all cultures, backgrounds, languages and abilities, and actively creates opportunities for disadvantaged and underprivileged young people. Each year we reach over 800,000 young people through our projects, exhibitions and performances.
Hong Kong Jazz Association was founded by a group of closely-knit jazz lovers who became friends after attending a Jazz workshop in 2000. The association is now a non-profit-making organization with Jazz music promotion among the Chinese communities in Hong Kong as its aims. Since its inception, HKJA has organized many events and months-long jazz programs. It has a record of inviting talented and big-time overseas
artists alike to take part including, among others, Tiger Okoshi from Japan, Dale Barlow from Australia, Damon Brown from UK, Quinsin Nachoff from Canada. Jazz has became more and more popular in Asia. Many talented artists are still waiting to be explored and recognized.