The J. Amado Araneta Foundation, Inc. (JAAFI) was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on May 9, 2002 by a group of incorporators who were interested in establishing the corporate social development foundation of the Araneta Group of Companies. It is a grant-making foundation. Its main office is located at 18/F Aurora Tower, Araneta Center, Quezon City. The foundation currently has one (3) full time seconded staff; 2 part time staff and eleven (11) members of the Board of Trustees.
Its purposes (V-M-G), among others, are “to provide assistance to not-for-profit agencies, organizations, & individuals with programs for human & socio-economic development; to provide gateways to opportunities”. The Foundation’s programs/projects now focus on the following areas: education, community development, culture, and spiritual enrichment. Geographical scope of programs is nation-wide.
The Foundation was certified for 1 year, by the PCNC Board on July 25, 2013 however the BIR did not issue the Donee Certificate due to lack of Government Certification. During the visit, the DSWD already visited the Foundation and it took several monthsg for the awarding of Certificate.