Message of thanks from SHIFT Foundation

Thank you very much to all AF members and partners who reached out to communities in Northern Samar who were affected by floodings from November 21-24, 2023 by donating to SHIFT Foundation, Inc., an AF member based in the area. SHIFT Foundation sends their loving prayers and gratitude for your generosity and solidarity during their time of […]

CEAP takes over COCOPEA chairmanship

The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) has taken over the chairmanship of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines (COCOPEA) from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU). The leadership turnover occurred during the COCOPEA Executive Committee meeting held at the Joy-Nostalg Hotel, Pasig City, headed by PACU President […]

Digital Tayo Learning Series

INVITATION TO DIGITAL TAYO LEARNING SERIES. Meta and the Association of Foundations will be holding the Digital Tayo Learning Series. Free event but pre-registration is required. Register here. Get to know our SPEAKERS.


The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) National Office and Metro Manila Region cordially invite you to the NGO Development Summit on January 25, 2023, 8 am to 5 pm at Century Park Hotel, Manila. The Summit aims to improve the effectiveness of NGOs so that they become more accountable, credible, and capable in providing services to […]


The Association of Foundations (AF), in partnership with TELUS International Philippines Foundation, Inc. (TIPF), conducted the workshop series “Write it Right” which aims to help NGOs in drafting project briefs that will effectively convey its relevance and impact and get them closer to clinching funding support from prospective donors. In the first session held on November 16, Ms. Boots Mendoza discussed Fundraising for Social Good and Fundraising Trends. In the second session held on November 23, Ms. Pia Ortiz-Luis discussed the project cycle (PDIMME) vis-à-vis developing a project proposal. TIPF’s Phoebe Carrera also discussed their funding guidelines. The current funding cycle will close on February 10, 2023. Over 500 individuals have joined the virtual learning sessions.


The LEAD to Serve Batch 3 came together on Oct 20-21, 2022 at Joy Nostalg for the first in-person session since the start of the pandemic. The group demonstrated their communication competency through their impressive individual presentations and assessments of another person’s presentation. They also had fun going through negotiation simulations as part of the introductory activities under the Consensus Building Module. The current cohort is scheduled to end its LEAD to Serve Course in March 2023 covering the 10 leadership competencies of the Philippine NGO Leadership Competencies Framework.


The CSO Academy in South Cotabato has officially started the training program for its first batch of 20 scholars on November 14, 2022. The first module, with a focus on Leading Self and Strategic Management, was held from November 14 to 17 and was facilitated by Joji Abot-Camelon and Pia Ortiz-Luis of the Association of Foundations (AF). Patterned after AF’s LEAD to Serve Course, participants revisited and reflected on their core values, motivations and life’s purpose, toward continuously improving as leaders. They also explored how they and their organizations can commit to a purpose creatively, systematically and strategically