List of charities in the Philippines

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This is a list of charities in the Philippines. There are numerous charities in the country, including both foreign and Philippine-founded charities. Most Philippine-founded charities also help in various forms.

USAID Philippines[edit]

U.S. Assistance in the Philippines: Since 1946, USAID has provided the Republic of the Philippines with more than US$5 billion in economic assistance, including about a billion in food aid.[1]

RP- Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RP-MD)[edit]

Philippine Development, provides equal opportunity among Filipinos and helping leaders in government. [2]

Bahay Bata Center, Angeles City[edit]

An institution taking care of street children, orphans and abused children in Angeles City, Philippines. The Bahay Bata centre was founded by local businessmen to take care of street children by providing a home, education and spiritual guidance for them to face the future. Rotary Club Clark Centennial was the driving force behind this, and raises funds to maintain the center and help the children.[3][4] [5]

Buklod Center[edit]

NGO in Olongapo City, Philippines, working to help women and children trafficked into prostitution. Provides a health clinic where women and families can come and do a health-check up. Seeks to promote the welfare of children. Buklod main programs are Organizing, Education and Networking/Advocacy and Direct Services. under Direct Services we support Children and Women Victims of Trafficking and Prostitution, Buklod also encourages women to continue education through the DepEd "Alternative Learning System" or (ALS)[6][7]

Tingog sa Kabataan[edit]

Tingog sa Kabataan (or Voice Of The Children) provides a forum for a group of youngsters, who have all themselves been victims of sexual abuse of one form or another. The aim - to warn youngsters of the dangers of being lured into the commercial sex trade. The programme is assisted by various NGOs in Cebu. [8] [9]

Salvation Army[edit]

The Regional Headquarters for the Salvation Army is located in Manila. [10] Set up office in Angeles in 2005 and have been active in helping the victims of the child prostitution trade. [11]

Time-Bound Program[edit]

The Time-Bound Program (TBP) was launched in 2002. The programme will work toward the elimination of the worst forms of child labor in the Philippines.[12] Stopping the Trafficking of children for commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) purposes will be treated as a cross-cutting issue in the project.[13]

CATW - Asia Pacific[edit]

In April 1993, the "Conference on Women Empowering Women: A Human Rights Conference on Trafficking in Asian Women" held in Manila, Philippines gave birth to the CATW - Asia Pacific. The Coalition conducts education/training for government officials, students and communities on violence against women, trafficking and prostitution including the Bantay Bugaw (Trafficker Watch) for the concerned local government offices and communities. [14]

Children's Shelter of Cebu[edit]

Since 1979, the Children's Shelter of Cebu has been providing homes for orphaned, abandoned and surrendered children in the Philippines. aw [15] Please see Children's Shelter of Cebu

Maharlika Charity Foundation[edit]

Founded in May 1973, Maharlika Charity Foundation provides free medical and dental treatment to the poor and sick of Davao. [16]

Visayan Forum[edit]

Visayan Forum works in issues of domestic work, child labor and human trafficking especially of women and children.[17]

Dr. Pablo O. Torre Foundation, Inc.[edit]

The Dr. Pablo O. Torre Foundation, Inc. (DPOTFI) was created by the family of the late Dr. Pablo O. Torre in honor of his memory. Based in Bacolod City, Philippines, DPOTFI was founded on 22 February 1991. The foundation serves destitute communities through its regular medical missions, free clinics, bloodletting activities, information drive on health- and environment-related campaigns, tree planting, and scholarship program. [18]

Give a Life Charity Foundation[edit]

Founded by Mr. Steven J. Jarvis and Dr. Philip Cruz to provide equipment, medicine, and medical supplies for sick children and pediatric wards in the Philippines. as of 2007, Give A Life has channeled nearly PHP 92 million towards antibiotics, cancer therapy drugs, and the refurbishment and upgrading of a number of charity pediatric wards.[19][20]

Sisters Plus[edit]

Founded by three HIV-positive women, Sisters Plus offers counseling and peer education to help protect sex workers in Angeles City's Fields Avenue and Friendship Road areas from HIV.[21]

Reproductive Health and Wellness Center[edit]

Originally named the Angeles City AIDS Clinic, it was later changed to into the Angeles City Reproductive Health and Wellness Center. The main objective of which is to establish care and support programs for people with HIV/AIDS and serve as resource center on HIV/AIDS-related concerns for the community.[22] Daily, between 480 and 600 clients come for the routine weekly smear checkup, RHWC chief, Dr. Lucielle Ayuyao.[23]

Kabataang Inyong Dapat Suportahan (K.I.D.S) Foundation Inc[edit]

Founded in November 2006. It was developed by Diether Ocampo. Its aim is to preserve and protect the rights of Filipino children and to safeguard the child's right to be a child. [24][25]

Ang Bata At Kalinga – Volunteers for Children's Welfare Inc.[edit]

The Abaka-VCWI is a non-stock, non-profit, non-sectarian socio-civic, volunteer organization that helps to improve the quality of living of special and under privileged children. The organization provides help for children who have been trafficked into the child prostitution trade in Angeles and Olongapo.[26][27]

Tw-mae-w, Third World Movement Against the Exploitation of Women[edit]

Third World Movement Against the Exploitation of Women (TW-MAE-W) started on Human Rights Day, 10 December 1980 in response to the "sexploitation" of women.[28]

Kapampangan Development Foundation[edit]

The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF)is an organization of Kapampangans who live outside of the region, yearning to do their share in its social and economic development.KDF was inspired by the assumption to presidency of Corazon C. Aquino in 1987. During its first few years, KDF created key milestone programs on rural industrialization which it called RICH (Rural Industrialization Can Happen). And over the last five years, KDF has been able to help provide social and health services to indigents of Pampanga through its HELP (Health, Education and Livelihood for Pampanga) program, which was made possible through the assistance of different international organizations, non-government organizations, people's organizations, local government units, and other government agencies.[29]

Kaisahan Ng Magulang At Anak Na May Kapansanan (KAISAKA, Inc.)[edit]

Kaisahan ng Magulang at Anak na Maykapansanan (KAISAKA, Inc.) is a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) program for persons with disabilities and their families based in the urban poor community of Malate, Manila, Philippines. Started as a parish outreach program in 1989, KAISAKA, Inc. was registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a People's Organization (PO) On August 6, 1998, with mothers and people with disabilities themselves as the frontrunner of the program. Its vision is to unite, educate, rehabilitate and advocate for the betterment of the disabled person and their families.[30] Programs and services includes: early intervention classes, home tutorials, occupational/physical therapy, special socialization activities, assessments and referrals, committing to provide various medical, educational, and financial assistance to its members.[31] In 2012, delegates from KAISAKA, Inc. participated in the ASEAN Childrens Forum in Singapore, promoting awareness and better opportunities for disadvantaged children.[32]

Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines Inc. (NHFPI)[edit]

The Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines Inc.(NHFPI) is an NGO a non stock, non profit voluntary organization committed to provide quality services on Natural Health,Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. NHFPI is registered First by Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). Second, registered by Technical Education & Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Third, registered by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA). Also an affiliate with 3 association namely: the World Association of Non-Governmental Organization (WANGO) New York, USA, Philippine Hospital Association (PHA) and Professional Association of Massage Therapists, Philippines Inc (PAMAT-PHIL) . An Affiliate Educational Provider by New York State Alternative Medical Board, NY, USA. NHFPI is registered as such with the Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C) under Certificate of Registration No. CN2002251308 dated 17 July 2002 and registered with TESDA under Certificate of Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) Program Registration No.NTR0313020170 dated 26th day of August 2003. and registered with the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency under Certificate Registration No. 2006-0046 dated 29th day of August 2006. As part of NHFPI educational and humanitarian activity and effort to upgrade capacities of complimentary and alternative medicine, NHFPI carries out conference, convention, awareness seminar, livelihood skills training, in-house training, workshop, outreach activity, medical and dental mission, and symposia on local, regional and national levels in line with alternative health care delivery system. Most of the government agencies, LGU, NGO, and private institutions avail our humanitarian services in support with the Department of Health and Department of Tourism campaign program on Medical Tourism " Preventing Disease, Promoting Wellness". The community based program provided with our group is to promote natural healing thru TCM acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, cupping therapy, shiatsu therapy, sports massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, spa therapy, thai massage, Filipino traditional massage, Swedish massage, remedial massage, reflexology,iridology and other manipulative therapy in line with Section 19 of the Republic Act No. 8423 ( " The Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act of 1997- TAMA). In 2005, delegates from the Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines together with the volunteers of Sports Massage Therapist promote the effectiveness of Sport Massage Therapy to Team -Philippines Athletes during the 23rd South East Asian Games ( SEA GAMES ) held at Manila on November 27- December 5, 2005.

Rise Above Foundation Cebu (RAFC)[edit]

With the slogan that goes "Together we can make a difference", Rise Above Foundation have been working as volunteers in Cebu City, Philippines since November of 2000. Their team is striving to help improve the quality of life for the poor and underprivileged by means of providing educational opportunities, livelihood training, and health and hygiene programs. RAF connects and cooperates with volunteers from several countries and help facilitate their work and accommodations in Cebu. It establishes contacts with schools and institutions for students in the internship program, and organizes "dental missions" to treat the poor in "Free Clinics". Dentists and dental hygienists from several western countries participate in their projects to provide treatment as well as oral education for poor children and adolescents. RAF's vision is to give people a chance to lead better lives through education and training. Ongoing projects include the Rise Above Community Center, Family Care Child-minding Center, RecyBags Livelihood Program, Dental Mission and Tooth Brushing Program, Feeding program, Internship/Volunteer program for students from all over the world, Educational programs for under privileged children and reconstructions of houses and buildings for typhoon-stricken areas in Cebu, particularly in the North area where damages have been great. The official website for this organization is as follows

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1].
  2. ^ RP- Mission and Development
  3. ^ rotary club clark centennial, angeles city, philippines. district 3790
  4. ^ Bahay Bata Centre for street kids, Angeles City, Philippines
  5. ^ Sun.Star Pampanga - 36 street kids rounded up
  6. ^ Women, Peace and Security Contacts: Philippines
  7. ^ Preventive education on STD, HIV/AIDS for women's prostitution in the Philippines
  8. ^ "Radio helps sex industry victims". BBC News. December 16, 2001. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  9. ^ Ecpat International - CSEC : Good Practices - Youth Peer Education Programme on Life Skills
  10. ^ Philippine Territory : Welcome to the Salvation Army Philippine Territory Website
  11. ^ Progress in the Fight
  12. ^ BataMan - Time-bound program launched versus worst child labor forms
  13. ^ | Philippines: Government Best Practices
  14. ^ | Philippines International Organization: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women- Asia Pacific (CATW-AP)
  15. ^ Children's Shelter of Cebu in the Philippines
  16. ^ The Maharlika Charity Foundation, Inc
  17. ^ Visayan Forum Foundation Inc
  18. ^ Sun Star: Planting Trees, Planting Good Deeds
  19. ^
  20. ^ Business - MFMCP Donates Cancer Drugs to Give A Life Foundations -
  21. ^ Orejas, Tonette (March 25, 2008). "'Sisters Plus' Aids Angeles Sex Workers". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved April 27, 2008. 
  22. ^ PIA Information Services - Philippine Information Agency.
  23. ^ 'Sisters Plus' aids Angeles sex workers -, Philippine News for Filipinos.
  24. ^ The Manila Times Internet Edition | WEEKEND > Diether Ocampo learns the art of giving back.
  25. ^ Diether Ocampo - Biography.
  26. ^ [2].
  27. ^ [3].
  28. ^ [4].
  29. ^ [5].
  30. ^ [6].
  31. ^ [7].
  32. ^ [8].