Call to participate in the Doing Good Index (DGI) Survey

The Association of Foundations is, once again, partnering with the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) on the Doing Good Index (DGI) for its next iteration due in 2024 or the DGI2024. The DGI aims to generate more financial and institutional support for the social sector. The confidential information collected in this survey will become part of a larger body of evidence […]

Invitation to forum on protecting the nonprofit sector from financial crimes

The Association of Foundations (AF), Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), League of Corporate Foundations (LCF), Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) jointly present this forum which aims to help increase awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) to terrorism financing and money laundering exploitation. […]

INVITATION: Write It Right – proposal writing series

The Association of Foundations (AF), in partnership with TELUS International Philippines Foundation, Inc. (TIPF), will be holding another run of proposal writing learning sessions. Entitled “Write it Right”, the sessions aim to help participants particularly NGOs, foundations, and people’s organizations (POs) in drafting project briefs that will effectively convey an organization’s relevance and impact and get them closer to […]

AF, CAPS partner anew for Doing Good Index

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) and the Association of Foundations (AF) renew their partnership to gather data from the Philippines for the next iteration of the Doing Good Index due in 2024. AF participated in the CAPS’ Doing Good Index (DGI) 2024 Partner Workshop in Bangkok held on Feb 9-10. AF was […]

AF holds orientation for CSO Academy mentors

On 21 February 2023, AF held a Local Governance Orientation for the mentors of the LEAD to Serve Course participants in South Cotabato. Officials and staff of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) of Region 12 served as resource persons. The LEAD to Serve […]

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 Association of Foundations (AF), in partnership with TELUS International Philippines Foundation, Inc. (TIPF), hosted a face-to-face session of the workshop “Write it Right” on December 1, 2022 at Novotel Manila Araneta City in Cubao, Quezon City. Inputs on PDIMME was provided by Ms. Pia Ortiz-Luis and on Risk Management by Ms. Joji Abot-Camelon. A highlight of the event was a panel discussion with seasoned resource mobilization leaders including Mr. Mario Deriquito of BDO Foundation, Dr. Harvey Carpio and Ms. Mylene Lagman of Childhope Philippines, Mr. Felix Tonog of PCNC, Ms. Boots Mendoza, and Mr. Austere Panadero of The Zuellig Family Foundation. TIPF’s Ms. Phoebe Carrera also discussed their funding guidelines. The current funding cycle will close on February 10, 2023. More information on the TIPF grant


The Association of Foundations (AF), a co-Lead Convenor of the Zero Extreme Poverty 2030 (ZEP2030) Movement, successfully organized a learning session on “Bridging and Building Strategic Collaborations in ZEP2030 Communities” held last November 15, 2022. The virtual session was designed to bring together ZEP2030 local convergences and prospective partners, and demonstrate the role of local convergences in achieving collective impact and helping Filipino families rise above extreme poverty. The session featured the poverty profile and collaborative efforts in four areas, namely, Quezon City, La Union, Eastern Samar, and Bukidnon


We are pleased to announce the opening of the fourth batch of our LEAD to Serve Course, covering the 10 leadership competencies of the Philippine NGO Leadership Competencies Framework. The Course features assessments of the leadership competencies and organizational capacities, planning to achieve results, mentoring support and hybrid sessions (in-person, synchronous and asynchronous). Registration fee is P75,000 for AF members and P85,000 for non-AF members. Limited slots only. We will accommodate applications until January 31, 2023 or until all slots are taken, whichever comes first.