Private Foundations

23 July 2014

Alcantara Foundation

C & L Alcantara Foundation Inc. (CLAFI) is the social responsibility arm of the Alcantara Group of Companies, a provider of industrial, agricultural and other economic infrastructure in the country, particularly in Mindanao. It has programs in education, training, health, environment and livelihood. CLAFI implements community development programs and helps organize community-based cooperatives and foundations in Mindanao.

CLAFI partners with the local governments from Iligan City, and municipalities from Sarangani in sustaining the gains of children in learning outcomes.

Children’s Hour

As a fundraising and grant-giving non-profit organization, Children’s Hour Philippines, Inc. calls on companies and individuals to donate at least one hour of their earnings to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged Filipino children. Children’s Hour has helped finance 545 projects and help over 609,617 children since its first campaign in 1999. Children’s Hour supports the reading program in Alabel, Sarangani, Libon, Albay, and helped improve the learning performance of children in Iriga City.  Children’s Hour recently gave a grant to support a Reading Program in North Upi, Maguindanao.

Philippine Business for Education

Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) is a response of the business community to address the needs of the education sector. It spearheads policy reforms and the 1000 Teachers Program that provides scholarships to graduating high school students who have the potential to become good teachers.

PBEd provides scholarships for Synergeia communities especially from Tawi Tawi and Sarangani province

Zuellig Family Foundation

Zuellig Family Foundation focuses on promoting efficient healthcare systems in the Philippines, particularly in the rural areas of the country. It aims for better health outcomes through training programs, community disaster response programs, community health partnerships, health research and health outlook forums.

ZFF supports the education programs of municipalities from Samar, ARMM, and the Visayas.

Juan and Isabel Zapanta Foundation (ZIZF)

ZIZF generously supports the construction of school buildings that are complete with facilities (toilets, desks, blackboards, tables, and a library) in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.  Its first project is the Tudok Mamot Elementary School in North Upi, Maguindnao  which will be followed by another school building in Kabakaba Elementary School in North Upi.

The Foundation completes its gift with a reading program through the donation of school supplies and reading books for children.

SGV Foundation

The SGV Foundation gifted Mr. SyCip, its founder with  playground equipment that are installed in public elementary schools.  Synergeia receives application for the donation and administers the playground construction.

Washington SyCip Family Foundation

Mr. SyCip endowed Synergeia with ten million pesos (P10.0 million) to support programs that will  increase participation rate of children in schools, bring dropout to zero and increase the cohort survival rate.  Access of all children to quality education is his favorite advocacy and he never fails to influence his friends to support Synergeia’s programs.

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