The Friends of Hope, Inc. (FHI) was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on October 6, 2011 by a group of incorporators who are interested in alleviating poverty in the country through education. Its flagship program is to build much-needed school classrooms across the Philippines using the profits from sales of “HOPE in a Bottle”, a purified bottled water. It is an operating organization. Its main office is located at 38 Pili St., South Forbes, Makati City. The foundation has 3 regular staff, 1 part time staff, 13 project-based staff and 5 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was first certified for 1-year on January 31, 2013 which ended on February 4, 2014. In its first renewal it was certified for another 1 year from September 16, 2014 to September 17, 2015. On its second renewal, it was certified for 3 years from August 27, 2015 which will end on August 28, 2018.
Its purposes (V-M-G), among others, are “to have a nation where every Filipino can achieve its full potential to prosper; and to enhance Filipino’s prospects for economic advancement by investing in educational and professional opportunities”. The Foundation’s programs/projects focused on the following areas: Education through building of classrooms to public schools and Agriculture by training farmers meet their full potentials. Geographical scope of programs: Nationwide.