The Foundation

Our Beginnings

We serve as the heart of the SM group of companies focused on social inclusion by nurturing and caring for underserved communities where SM is present. Established in 1983 by Henry Sy, Sr. and Felicidad T. Sy, we continue to pursue our mission which is anchored on our founding principle of PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE. We are committed to serve by supporting and empowering our host communities through education, healthcare, shelter, disaster response, farmers’ training, environmental programs and care for persons with special needs.

Our Vision

A Philippines where everyone has the opportunity for self-improvement and the environment is sustained for future generations

Our Mission

We will make targeted social investments in education, health care, livelihood and shelter to help underserved Filipinos improve their lives; and we will promote initiatives to protect and enhance the Philippines’ unique and diverse ecological heritage. We will do this by working directly with communities to give them the assistance they require, by leveraging our corporate assets to secure resources and build awareness and by engaging with strong partners to create programs that promote a cycle of positive change.

Our Journey

1983

SM Foundation was founded by Henry Sy, Sr.

1993

SM Foundation accepted its first batch of college scholars

2001

The first medical mission was conducted

2002

The first Felicidad Sy Wellness Center was renovated

2002

SM Foundation donated its first school building

2004

SM Cares was established

2007

Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers’ Training was launched

2007

SM Foundation accepted its first batch of technical-vocational scholars

2008

Felicidad T. Sy Foundation, was established

2013

Grow A Million Trees was launched

2013

SM Foundation becomes one of the first responders for Yolanda victims

2014

Completion of majority of SM’s Yolanda Rehabilitation Projects

2015

Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan conducted its first ever Urban Farming Training

2016

Completion of SM Cares’ 1,000 houses for Yolanda survivors

2016

SM Foundation welcomes 1,000 technical-vocational scholars

2017

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