The Tanoto Foundation traces its roots to 1981, when founders Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto started a kindergarten and elementary school in rural Besitang located in the Sumatera Utara province of Indonesia. Today, the  Tanoto Foundation  has grown into a full-fledged, multi-faceted philanthropic organisation. 

 The 2015 Annual Report demonstrates how the values of the founders are being embodied in the Education, Empowerment and Enhancement themes of the Tanoto Foundation.

In the report, you will hear from Tanoto Scholar Asep Fajar Kurniawan who has emerged as a young leader in Indonesia who having graduated from a post graduate programme at Universitas Indonesia, is today a lecturer and youth leader.

You will also hear from Pak Haji, who through Tanoto Foundation’s SME Development programme was given training and tools to start his own pallet production business which today generates some IDR 20-28 million in revenue.

No less compelling is the story of Walter Sitorus, Headmaster of SDN 51/V, Merlung, Riau, whose 200 students and teachers gained access to clean and safe water as part of Tanoto Foundation’s community enhancement projects.

You're invited to browse the Tanoto Foundation 2015 Annual Report where you’ll uncover how our founders’ philosophy that “Every person should have the opportunity to realise his or her full potential” is being brought to life.

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Sukanto Tanoto Website

Sukanto Tanoto is a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Founder and Chairman of Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), which manages a global group of companies in resources manufacturing. Tanoto is also the co-founder of Tanoto Foundation, a philanthropy that aims to improve lives by alleviating poverty.