A charitable initiative by Ananda Krishnan Tatparanandam and Usaha Tegas Group


At YCF, we believe that every student deserves an opportunity to succeed.

We focus on providing grants to educational institutions that promote the study of vernacular languages and scholarships to deserving Malaysian students of all races pursuing studies in Mandarin-based schools

The Yu Cai Foundation is committed to supporting the multilingual and multicultural facets of the Malaysian education system. We believe it is advantageous for the country to cultivate talent with multilingual capabilities across diverse backgrounds to provide them with a competitive edge on a global scale. In addition, vernacular languages help to preserve our unique cultural heritage.

Education is the basic foundation that shapes our lives and talent must be nurtured to give the students an opportunity to uplift succeed. For the next generation to flourish, our children need to be equipped with knowledge, skills, qualifications and confidence. As such, we are committed to improving education and making opportunities accessible.

The YCF logo encapsulates our aims- it originates from the Chinese character “人” (or “person” in English) and the Chinese proverb “it takes 10 years to grow a tree but 100 years to nurture a person

YCF is merely a conduit, facilitating these opportunities, which will enable the recipients of our scholarships and grants, as well as educational institutions to excel. With the assistance provided, they can embrace opportunities and make a positive difference.


About YCF

  • YCF was officially launched on the 28th of January 2015. We are a community-dedicated foundation, initiated by Ananda Krishnan and the Usaha Tegas Group. We are funded by surpluses from Pan Malaysian Sweeps Sdn Bhd.


  • Our vision is to enable deserving students with the opportunities to achieve the fullest potential of their academic and vocational aspirations through education


  • Yu Cai, or 育才, literally translated, means “to nurture talent” in Mandarin. Our primary mission seeks to advance, uplift, and benefit deserving students by providing them with support, resources, and financial aid.

How YCF Helps?

  1. Providing scholarships / sponsorships to Malaysian students wishing to further their studies in Mandarin-based schools
  2. Providing scholarships to students pursuing training as vernacular language teachers
  3. Provide funding to ensure that adequate laboratory equipment, conducive for a good learning environment is available in vernacular schools
  4. Providing grants to educational institutions or individuals involved in scientific, artistic, technical, and vocational, or advanced academic pursuits that contribute to Malaysia’s socio-economic development
  5. Working with Mandarin-based educational institutions in collaborating with other institutions within the Malaysian education system to transform and improve the level of education in the country

YCF’s Secretariat

  • The YCF Secretariat is headed by Tiong Ting Ming, General Manager.

Yu Cai Foundation
Level 7, Menara Maxis,Kuala Lumpur City Centre,50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: +603 – 2380 6688
Fax: +603 – 2380 6493

Email: enquiries@ycf.org.my