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


SM Foundation was founded by Henry Sy, Sr.


SM Foundation accepted its first batch of college scholars


The first medical mission was conducted


The first Felicidad Sy Wellness Center was renovated


SM Foundation donated its first school building


SM Cares was established


Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers’ Training was launched


SM Foundation accepted its first batch of technical-vocational scholars


Felicidad T. Sy Foundation, SM Foundation’s religious arm, was established


Grow A Million Trees was launched


SM Foundation becomes one of the first responders for Yolanda victims


Completion of majority of SM’s Yolanda Rehabilitation Projects


Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan conducted its first ever Urban Farming Training


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


SM Foundation welcomes 1,000 technical-vocational scholars


SM Foundation, Inc.