The Power to Transform Our World

“You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan, focus, work hard, and be very determined to achieve your goals.”
– Henry Sy, Sr.

Henry Sy, Sr. believed that education is the greatest equalizer. SM Foundation supports this notion and designates majority of its social investment in education. This year, the SM Foundation Education Program marked its 25 years of service.

A Life of Learning

College Scholarship Program

2,991College Graduates to date

4,044Current College Scholars

333College Scholar Graduates in 2018

494New College Scholars in 2018

645College Graduates with Latin Honors from 2010-2018

128Partner Schools

Where are our College Graduates *

  • Metro Manila
  • Luzon
  • Visayas
  • Mindanao
  • Abroad

What are their jobs or vocation *

  • Academe
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • IT
  • Telecommunications
  • Others

Skills that Make the World Go Round

Technical-Vocational Scholarship

2,199Technical Vocational graduates to date

4,199 Technical-vocational scholars

1,000 Technical-vocational scholar graduates in 2018

2,000New technical-vocational scholars in 2018

40Partner Schools

Pillars of Change

School Building Program


To Date


To Date

Students served



Teacher's Desk



School Buildings



Wall Fans












PWD Friendly Facilities



Arm Chairs


1000 of which

100 are left handed

To Date

14,650 of which

340 are left handed

Left-handed student arm chairs

Disaster Resilient

PWD-friendly facilities

The Wealth of Wellness

"When our spirit and body are well, we are happy."
- Felicidad T. Sy

As the spiritual and emotional anchor of the Sy family, Felicidad T. Sy places so much value on one’s well-being. While her personal foundation focuses on caring for spiritual well-being, we help our communities enjoy good health by making medical services within their reach.

Compassion Knows No Boundaries

Medical and Diagnostic Missions

Medical Missions Conducted

To Date: 1,406

2018: 85

Patients Served

To Date: 1,097,758

2018: 80,983

Diseases Treated

To Date: 878,306

2018: 80,974

Mobile Clinic Services Rendered

To Date: 165,664

2018: 14,021

Building Healthy Communities

Community Health Centers


To Date


To Date

Public health and medical facilities renovated and upgraded



Community-based Senior Citizen Centers



Community Health Centers renovated



Hospital-based Pediatric Centers refurbished



Centers assisted for PhilHealth Accreditation



Breastfeeding Units built



Out-Patient Departments renovated



Patients served



All Hands on Deck

Military and Police Medical Facilities

Military Health Facilities Refurbished

To Date: 33

2018: 7

Police Health Facilities Reconditioned

To Date: 4

Medical Missions Conducted

To Date: 2,376,000

2018: 504,000

A Profession of Hope

"Entrepreneurs are everywhere. It's a matter of giving them opportunities."
- Teresita Sy-Coson

Long before food security has become a global concern, Henry Sy, Sr. recognized that our farmers remained to be the most underserved sector of society. He also recognized early on that small-scale sustainable farming would be key to food security, not only for the individual families, but also for the greater communities.

Seeds That Nurture

Rural and Urban Farming


3,370 farmers trained through 32 farmers training sessions conducted in 189 barangays in 68 municipalities and cities

To Date

23,170 farmers trained through 187 farmers training sessions conducted in 2,925 barangays in 772 municipalities and cities

Developing Clusters of Farming Communities

Barangay Food Security

In partnership with the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Barangays and Local Government Units, we launched the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmers’ Training Programs that focus on addressing barangay food security sources with the objective of locally producing the vegetable and fruit requirements of the local barangay markets.

3,370 farmers from
32 barangays in
68 municipalities and cities
completed the training
program in 2018






trained in urban farming


in rural farming

4% of the participants trained were from Lanao del Sur who were geographically displaced due to the Marawi Siege


of the participants are from Luzon


from Visayas


from Mindanao

Colors of Hope

"What started out as a vision borne out of compassion and social responsibility became a move to heed our patriotic duty to answer the call in nation building. The SM Cares Housing Project for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan is a living testimony that much can be done if we all work together and move in one direction with the goal of helping our fellowmen in need."
- Hans Sy

A Rainbow After the Storm

SM Cares Housing Project

1,000 disaster-resilient homes built that can withstand winds up to 250 km/h for the families affected by Typhoon Haiyan

The Amazing World
of Different Abilities

Henry Sy, Sr. envisioned SM Supermalls to be a place where everyone felt at home. SM Cares promotes social inclusion by making SM malls a ”mall for all”.

The Power of Human Kindness

SM Cares Programs

Persons with Disabilities

The SM Cares Program on Persons with Disabilities ensures that SM becomes a mall for all, helping raise awareness, acceptance and inclusion for persons with special needs.

Woman and Breastfeeding Mothers

SM highlights significant roles women play in the family and in society through various programs celebrating their uniqueness and individuality.

Children and Youth Development

The SM Cares Program on Children and Youth Development works in partnership with various organizations that promote the rights and welfare of the Filipino youth.

Senior Citizens

SM gives the elderly Filipinos the opportunity to rediscover their self-worth in society through the Community Service Program for Senior Citizens and other mall activities.

Overseas Filipino Workers

The establishment of SM Global Pinoy Centers in SM Malls nationwide offers services that cater to the needs of the OFWs and their families.

Pink Ribbon Day

A total of 1000 women comprising of different women’s groups, doctors and advocates attended the Pink Ribbon Day, where women received free clinical breast examinations. Celebrity breast cancer survivors also shared their stories--inspiring women to take care of themselves through their journey in fighting breast cancer.

Global Youth Summit

Close to 20,000 students registered to discuss the top UN Sustainable Development Goals they consider to be the most pressing

Happy Walk for Down Syndrome

Impact to date


participated in Happy Walk to raise awareness for Down syndrome

2018 Accomplishment


participated in Happy walk to raise awareness for Down syndrome

Angels Walk for Autism

Impact to date


participated in Angels’ Walk to raise awareness for autism

2018 Accomplishment


participated in Angels’ Walk to raise awareness for autism

AutiSM @ Work

A Special Place to Work

In partnership with Autism Society Philippines, SM Markets is a place where adults in the autism spectrum can work and be productive. From its pilot program at Savemore Market Light Residences in 2016, AutiSM@Work has expanded to 17 SM Market branches with 63 exceptional individuals in the program.


Known to always accomplish his tasks with a positive attitude, Kalvin is a busy guy balancing SM Markets, his studies and his hobbies.


When Brainard is off duty from Savemore, he plays ball or bakes pastries.


Kerstian is well-versed in assisting customers with his extraordinary patience.

Ray of Light Through Gloomy Skies

Rising Together

Operation Tulong Express

Disasters Responded

2015 - 2018: 38

2018: 19

Kalinga Packs

2015 - 2018: 190,232

2018: 74,133

1,500Kalinga packs for Southwest Monsoon/Habagat victims in San Mateo, Rizal

3,000Kalinga packs for Southwest Monsoon/Habagat victims in Marikina, Metro Manila

3,000Kalinga packs for Typhoon Ompong victims in Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley

800Kalinga packs for landslide victims in Naga City, Cebu

2,200Kalinga packs for Typhoon Rosita victims in Cauayan, Cagayan Valley

A closer look...

Social Change

Strengthening Foundations for Social Development


The Power to Transform Our World


The Wealth of Wellness

Farmer's Training

Treasures from the Good Earth


A Profession of Hope

Social Inclusion

The Amazing World of Different Abilities

Operation Tulong Express

Ray of Light Through Gloomy Skies