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About Tanoto Foundation

Tanoto Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization founded by Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto based on the belief that every person should have the opportunity to realize his or her full potential. Tanoto Foundation started its work in 1981 when our founders established a kindergarten and elementary school in Besitang, North Sumatra.

Tanoto Foundation’s programs stem from the belief that quality education accelerates equal opportunity. We harness the transformative strength of education to realize people’s full potential and improve lives.

Core Belief & Mission

Core Belief


Quality Education Accelerates Equal Opportunity


We harness the transformative power of education to realize people’s full potential and to improve lives

Our Convictions

Realize People’s Full Potential

We enhance learning environments, develop future leaders and support medical research to empower communities in realizing their fullest potential.

Enhance Communities

We support the development of resilient communities that contribute meaningfully to the economy and nation.

Improve Lives

Our programs uplift lives through the improvement of skills and capabilities, building resilience among our beneficiaries so they are better placed to pay it forward and improve the lives of others.

Leverage Partnerships

We forge and also catalyze partnerships across public and private sectors to achieve our vision and scale up the impact of our programs.

Where We Operate



JI. M.H. Thamrin, no 31
Jakarta 10230, Indonesia
+62 21 392 3189


80 Raffles Place #50-01
UOB Plaza 1, Singapore 048624
+65 62169368


5th floor, East Fortune Time Plaza
11 Fortune Garden, Beijing China 100032
+86 1058362277

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