The Foundation

We help improve the quality of life of Filipinos by doing our share in providing access to quality education, healthcare, farmer's training, shelter and social inclusion

Our Beginnings

We serve as the heart of the SM group of companies focused on social inclusion by nurturing and caring for undeserved 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, farmer's training, environmental programs and care for persons with special needs.

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

Our Vision

We will make targeted social investments in education, health care, livelihood and shelter to help undeserved 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, SM Foundation’s religious arm, was established
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2013
Grow A Million Trees was launched

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2013
SM Foundation becomes one of the first responders for Yolanda victims
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2014
Completion of majority of SM’s Yolanda Rehabilitation Projects

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2015
Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan conducted its first ever Urban Farming Training

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2016
Completion of SM Cares’ 1,000 houses for Yolanda survivors

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2016
SM Foundation welcomes 1,000 technical-vocational scholars