Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation, Inc. is duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission September 25, 1995 as a non-stock, non-profit Family Foundation. It was founded by its Chairman, Pura Kalaw Ledesma in 1995. The Foundation was established to contribute to the development of art and culture, and to address other pressing social needs in the country. Its main office is located at KL Tower, Mezzanine, 117 Gamboa St. Legaspi Village, Makati City. The Foundation has 3 seconded, and 5 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was certified for one year on Oct. 15, 2001 which ended on October 14, 2002. It was renewed on March 23, 2004, giving them a 3-year certification which lapsed on March 22, 2007. On September 15, 2008, it was given another 3-year certification and lapsed on September 14, 2011. On November 28, 2011, it was again given a 3-year certification which lapsed on November 03, 2014.
Its purposes (V-M-G), among others, are “to promote the protection and advancement of Philippine art and culture, provide scholarship to educational activities, support charitable and social work, and to protect environment and sanitation awareness.” The Foundation’s programs/projects now focus on the following areas:
• Purita Kalaw Art and Criticism Award
• Purita Kalaw Ledesma Center
• Scholarship Grants
• Loan of Artworks