Introduction of the Foundation

Introduction of the Foundation

Chen Yidan Foundation is a private charitable foundation established in March 2013, upon approval by the Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau. Mr. Charles Chen Yidan, core founder and Adviser Emeritus of Tencent, founded the Foundation to promote, rejuvenate and develop the Chinese traditional culture and education. The Foundation is devoted to support projects in the field of cultural belief and heritage, ethics education and life wisdom education. It implements two flagship projects, namely the “Heart of Purity” and the “Heart of Maple Tree”.

“Heart of Purity” support educational projects, focusing on traditional culture and education. We carried out “Standards for Students public parenting class” at more than 10 urban communities in different cities; set up "YiDan Traditional Culture Education Fund" to support primary school or secondary school for traditional culture construction; and signed the agreement with Shantou City Chaonan District Tianxin Middle School and Wuhan Collage (Founded by Mr. Charles Chen Yidan) on projects “Scholarship and Research Grants”, both of them were set up for 10 years.

“Heart of Maple Tree”support cultural projects, focusing on non-material cultural heritage protection. We published several albums of intangible cultural heritage, including Miao Costume, Miao Embroidery, Daolang, Bai Miao Picture and Folk Song, "Chinese Crafts Inheritors Series (3 volumes)". Another project, "Cultural Experience Exhibition", were designed innovatively, used new media to show the beauty of non-heritage culture with a new visual experience.

  • Mission To explore inheritance and innovation of traditional culture, and to promote social advancement and development.

  • Goal To promote, rejuvenate and develop Chinese traditional culture and education, including cultural heritage, cultural belief, ethics education and life wisdom education.

  • Vision To strengthen national consciousness and cultural confidence so as to enhance national competiveness.

Milestone

2015

  • 2015.05

    The 5th Session of the 1st Council Meeting of Chen Yidan Foundation convened.

  • 2015.04

    Kick off of “Heart of Maple Tree” project, a funding project for publications on intangible cultural heritage.

2014

  • 2014.06

    The 4th Session of the 1st Council Meeting of Chen Yidan Foundation convened.

  • 2014.05

    The first pilotcourse “Heart of Loyalty”Standards for Students public parenting class launched in Shenzhen Bao’an District Jufu Community.

  • 2014.05

    China’s first HD charity Sanskrit MV Subtle Buddhist Sound released in Beijing in order to promote online and offline charity communication.

  • 2014.02

    Chen Yidan Foundatioin signed the donation agreement with Shantou City Chaonan District Tianxin Middle School on “Ciying Research Grants”.

  • 2014.01

    The “Heart of Purity” Standards for Students public parenting class project launched.

2013

  • 2013.12

    The 3rd Session of the 1st Council Meeting of Chen Yidan Foundation convened.

  • 2013.10

    The intangible cultural heritage project of Subtle Buddhist Sound kicked off.

  • 2013.06

    The 2nd Session of the 1st Council Meeting of Chen Yidan Foundation convened.

  • 2013.03

    A large album Daolang was published, which was the third achievement, after the publishing of two intangible cultural heritage projects Miao Costume and Miao Embroidery, that the Chen Yidan Foundation have made through exploration, consolidation, compilation and publication.

  • 2013.03.18

    Chen Yidan Foundation registered in Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau.

  • 2013.01

    The 1st Session of the 1st Council Meeting of Chen Yidan Foundation convened.