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From adversity to abundance: The triumph of mothers in urban gardening

Mheryll with a fellow KSK famer in SM City San Lazaro’s Urban Garden The world is steadily redefining how cities are deemed. Through the transformative power of urban gardening, cities are no longer concrete jungles but vibrant oases, teeming with life greenery.  As urban gardening takes root, it allows people to rediscover the bountiful benefits … Continued

Iloilo farmer sees new tomorrow in agribusiness

Iloilo City farmerand KSK alumna Rita Soltis Many passionate and devoted farmers continue to explore ways to address the age-old challenge of making agriculture a viable livelihood. They continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and yield as they play a key role not only in the country’s economy but also in securing access to … Continued

From passion to prosperity

KSK alumna Virgie with some of her mushroom chicharon products Gone are the days when farming was viewed as a backbreaking profession with limited growth potential. With the advent of modern practices, agriculture is emerging as a field ripe with profitability and positive impact. Virgie showcases her products at a Women’s Month fair in Angeles … Continued

Public-Private Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture

Sr. Vice President and SM Cares Program Director for Disability Affairs Engr. Bien Mateo and SM Foundation AVP for Livelihood and Outreach Cristie Angeles join the harvest festival in Zambales. In the Philippines, agriculture is the backbone of many communities. But for far too long, farmers have struggled with outdated methods and limited resource access.  … Continued

200 reasons to smile

Dr. Elmira Montesa and the health workers of Santa Cruz Rural Health Unit (SCRHU) are all smiles in front of the new health center SM Foundation brings cutting-edge care as it achieves a milestone in its health program Rural health centers are more than just buildings— they’re lifelines, offering a comprehensive range of health services … Continued

Breathing new life into UP-PGH’s pulmonary hub

Through UP-PGH and SM group’s collab for social good, the hub was laid out with rooms that will help the Division of Pulmonary Medicine staff comfortably perform their tasks From pandemic relief to long-term rehabilitation, SM Foundation happily serves the community SM Foundation, the social good arm of the SM group, continues to extend its … Continued

SM Foundation revamps educational clinic, strengthens commitment to health, education

With the refurbishment of the school-based clinic, SM Foundation and DepEd move closer to providing accessible healthcare to students, teachers, and staff. SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) has consistently invested in critical areas such as health and education to support the country in attaining inclusive growth. A testament to this commitment is the transformation of the … Continued

Launchpad for changemakers

SM Foundation’s Education Programs rounded up 2023 by propelling students and communities towards a brighter future. The School Building Program proudly turned over President Manuel Roxas Memorial Integrated School in Roxas City, San Antonio Elementary School in Batangas, and Laguna Resettlement Community School, creating a conducive learning environment for future changemakers. Graduation caps and dreams … Continued

Bountiful harvests, holiday cheers in communities

SM Foundation’s Livelihood and Outreach Programs pave paths on the ground to champion agripreneurship and ensure swift relief when challenges hit the country. Through the program, public and private institutions joined forces and bring together agricultural experts and fellow farmers to share the latest in agripreneurship– from farming techniques and soil management to business management. … Continued

We care, and we’ll always do

By Albert H. Uy The Health and Medical Program team spearheading the medical mission provides free check-ups as SM Foundation turns over the Santa Cruz Rural Health Unit (SCRHU), Laguna SM Foundation’s workplace is unique in its own right. We, in the health and medical programs, provide care in crowded gyms or wherever our Mobile … Continued

Ready to serve: Palawan health centers upgraded by SM Foundation

Inside the newly revitalized Brgy. Irawan Birthing Facility in Puerto Princesa, Palawan SM Foundation, Inc (SMFI), the philanthropic arm of the SM Group, has recently renovated two vital healthcare centers in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. These facilities, the Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon Medical Dispensary and the Barangay Irawan Birthing Facility, were reopened, increasing SMFI’s upgraded health … Continued

SM Foundation activates relief program for Typhoon Egay-hit communities

SM employee volunteer hands out Kalinga Packs in Pampanga. Amidst the onslaught of Typhoon Egay in various parts of the Philippines, SM group through its social good arm, SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI) activated Operation Tulong Express (OPTE), providing relief to affected communities throughout the country. With its recent activation, SMFI and SM Supermalls distributed Kalinga … Continued

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