The Norfil Foundation, Inc. was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as non-stock, non-profit organization on August 25, 1983 by a Norwegian (Ebbe and Berit Gronvold) family through Angela Maria (Beth) Pangan, a retired social worker from DSWD. Norfil started its goal by helping children through community organizing and development work. Since its launching in 1984, Norfil has grown from a simple private effort to a long time institutional commitment for the development of the less fortunate families in depressed communities. Its main office is located at #16 Mother Ignacia Avenue corner Roces Avenue, Quezon City. It has field offices in Lapu-lapu, City, San Jose, Batangas and Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. The organization has 12 regular staff, 3 probationary staff, 48 project-based staff, 2 part time staff and 9 members of the Board of Trustees, 2 BOT seats are vacant.
It was first certified for 3 years on December 27, 1999 and which ended on December 26, 2002. First Renewal was for 5 years on September 27, 2004 and which ended on September 26, 2009. Second Renewal was for 5 years on February 21, 2011 and which ended on December 15, 2015.
Its purposes, among others, are “to be a lead organization in the care and rehabilitation of children who are orphaned, abandoned or neglected and children and youth with disability through family-focused and community-based programs; to promote human/child’s rights by protecting vulnerable children through the empowerment of community stakeholders for community-based and family-focused care and rehabilitation; to equip parents with capabilities on quality care giving; to assist families of children and youth with disability have access to opportunities and services that promote their rights to survival, development, protection and participation; to engage in training and research activities that would ensure effective programs and services; to develop and strengthen networking, linkages, and partnership with government and civil society for effective program implementation and sustainability”. The foundation’s programs focused on the following: (1) Community-Based Rehabilitation Program for Children and Youth with Disabilities (CBR); (2) Partnership for Inclusive Development (PFID); (3) Foster Care Program; (4) Home for Single Mothers (HSM); and (5) Training Center for Social Welfare and Development. Geographical scope of programs: Nationwide.