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Our Mission

Shanghai Sunrise is a non-profit organization creating access to education through scholarships for underprivileged Shanghai youth. Read More

Established in 1996, Shanghai Sunrise’s scholarship programs have provided 3,600 students with education and mentorship - tools that help create a brighter future. Graduates are able to realize fulfilling careers and become a positive force in the community.      


Shanghai Sunrise partners with corporations, international associations and philanthropic individuals to achieve our mission. Since our inception, RMB 35 million has been raised for high school and university students.


Shanghai Sunrise is a registered program of the Shanghai Charity Foundation (SCF).

“What makes us unique”

Due Diligence


We closely partner with the Shanghai Charity Foundation and government social workers across Shanghai to identify students from low-income families. Our individual assessment ensures all accepted students are genuinely in need:  Students are from families whose income levels are at or just above poverty levels but who may not fully qualify for public support or suffer from additional hardships such as chronic or terminal illness.

Personal Connection


As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to build a relationship with your sponsored students. Meet them in person, hear their story in their own words, and receive individual letters as well as copies of their grades. You may witness their growth firsthand and become a personal champion for education.



Your entire donation will benefit the sponsored student: the scholarship of 6,000 RMB will go directly to the student and 500 RMB will contribute to cover a small part of Shanghai Sunrise’ costs of managing our student programs. As a volunteer-led charity, we promise to keep costs down so your generosity has the biggest impact possible.


For 6,500 RMB you can enable a student to go to high school or university for one year.

You decide how much you want to contribute to cover our program expenses and other student-related activities.

Gather your friends and family and give the gift of education.

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