Established in 1983 by its founders Henry Sy, Sr. and Felicidad T. Sy, the SM Foundation was created to help the less fortunate in the communities it serves by supporting their needs in education, health and community development as well promoting environmentally-conscious efforts and care for persons with special needs.
Through its programs, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and give opportunities for positive change in urban and rural communities nationwide. Now, three decades later, SM Foundation continues to adhere to its philosophy of PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE, serving more as SM builds more malls around the country.
A Philippines where everyone has the opportunity for self-improvement and the environment is sustained for future generations.
We will make targeted social investments in education, healthcare, 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.
“It has always been the vision of SM Foundation to make a difference in the lives of every Filipino.”