The Henry Sy Foundation, Inc. was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on October 21, 2008, founded by SM Founder and Chairman Henry Sy, Sr., to promote the general well-being of the human individual and to foster education by providing assistance, scholarships and endowments to various institutions. The Foundation began with donations to health care centers and hospitals and continued with providing assistance to educational institutions. The foundation’s projects are undertaken in partnership with civic organizations in pursuit of Mr. Sy’s passion for social responsibility and civic duty. It is a grant making organization. Its main office is located at 10th Floor, L.V. Locsin Building, 6752 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. The foundation has 1 regular staff, 6 volunteers (from SM Investment Corp.) and 11 members of the Board of Trustees (1 vacant position).
It was first certified for 1 year on February 23, 2015 and which ended on November 27, 2015. First Renewal was certified for 3 years on October 26, 2015 and which will end on October 25, 2018.
Its purposes, among others, are “to support the empowerment of Filipinos through education; to extend immediate and long-term assistance to various sectors of Philippine society, particularly the educational and health-care sectors; it aims to be a leader by example by advocating and providing long-term and sustainable solutions to the needs of the less fortunate; and to develop and implement programs to improve and/or establish public and private health care and educational facilities”. The Foundation’s programs focused on giving grants to health care centers and educational institutions.