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SM Foundation bolsters agri-enterprises with KSK Farmers’ Market

SM group’s corporate social responsibility arm, SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) has innovated its social good programs to better serve its stakeholders, especially those in grassroots communities. One of the efforts launched by SMFI is the Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmer’s Market Day, where KSK program alumni were given the opportunity to strengthen their learnings, market … Continued

SM Foundation extends helping hand to disaster-hit communities

Due to its location and geographic features, the Philippines is vulnerable to typhoons. In 2022 alone, about 10 typhoons have hit the country, causing significant damage to properties and forcing residents to leave their homes. Responding to the needs of Filipino communities, the SM group, through SM Foundation (SMFI), activated the Operation Tulong Express (OPTE) … Continued

Boosting health education

Pursuing its objective of driving Philippine social development by fostering the youth and the culture of excellence through education, the Henry Sy Foundation Inc. (HSFI) partnered with two leading universities in the Philippines–the Univesity of the Philippines (UP)–Manila and the University of Sto. Tomas (UST). Propelling research-based education In September, HSFI and the University of … Continued

SM Foundation receives awards, recognitions

Since its establishment in 1983, the SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) has aimed to provide opportunities to underserved communities to help them, and their families lead improved lives. Almost four decades in, it continues to strive by accompanying its goals with effective communication strategies to spread social good and encourage various like-minded organizations across the Philippines … Continued

It takes a community to raise trees

There is wisdom that takes root in the old proverb, ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ In the same vein, SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI), the social good arm of the SM group, and the Fast Retailing Foundation (FR Foundation), are partnering with communities to raise various species of trees in the hope that … Continued

SM Foundation, Uniqlo Philippines aid the vulnerable in Bicol

Due to its location and geographic features, the Bicol region is vulnerable to typhoons. Just this year, about eight typhoons have hit the area, causing significant damage to properties and forcing residents to leave their homes. Responding to the needs of Filipino communities, UNIQLO Philippines, in collaboration with SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI), distributed construction supplies … Continued

Sinag Schools Program

Working towards its goal of providing clean and renewable energy to schools in grassroots communities, SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) and Mexeon have installed solar panels in the SM School Building in Lemery Pilot Elementary School in Batangas. The partnership installed 21 solar panels, estimated to produce 6,510 watt-p. With the savings on electricity, the school … Continued

SM employees give the gift of volunteerism

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, SM employees went out of their way to ignite the spirit of volunteerism. Sharing the special gift of time and effort, they volunteered their skills, talents, and time to spread Christmas cheer, especially in communities that need it the most. SM employees give the gift of volunteerism … Continued

SM Foundation, partners’ blood donation campaign generates 3,000 bags

All it takes is just one poke to save lives. While blood donation drives are often conducted, blood shortages remain pressing in low- to middle-income countries. In the Philippines, blood donation activities were reduced during the height of COVID-19, making it even more challenging for the country to provide blood in times of need. Amidst … Continued

Healthcare where no one gets left behind

The sprouting acts of kindness have been one of the positive outcomes of the pandemic. As the world began to realize the value of health, stakeholders and volunteers stepped up and came together to respond to the needs of communities, especially its vulnerable members. SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) and its partners, for one, have continued … Continued

Uniqlo, SMFI bring new life to health centers

The pandemic reminded us of the unpredictable nature of health and showed us the strength of collaboration in the community–one that has remained constant throughout the course of COVID-19. Especially in local healthcare systems, the combined efforts of local health workers and community members allowed us to slowly pivot toward health, safety, and recovery. To … Continued

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