About Us

We’re a passionate group of people working in service of the Filipino people

For 30+ years, ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. (AFI) has been a committed public service advocate in strategic sectors of the Philippine society, with the goal of empowering communities. We do this through our major advocacies: Disaster Management (Sagip Kapamilya), Child Rights and Development (Bantay Bata 163), Education (Programa Genio), Environment (Bantay Kalikasan), and Livelihood and Social Entrepreneurship (Integrated Area Development).

AFI aims to awaken hope in the Filipino people by championing these advocacies via multi-sectoral partnerships in the spirit of “Bayanihan” – a Filipino word denoting the spirit of communal unity. In line with this, we ensure that the projects we deliver support the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About Us

A Legacy of Service: AFI's History

Founded Company

With the support of the late Chairman and founder of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network, Geny Lopez, the ABS CBN Foundation was formed.

Pioneered Education

AFI pioneered Education through Multimedia (E-Media)

Advocates for Child Welfare

Bantay Bata 163 was founded (to protect disadvantaged children)

Advocates for the Environment

Bantay Kalikasan was founded to address environmental concerns

Advocates for La Mesa Watershed

Bantay Kalikasan initiated the Save the La Mesa Watershed campaign

Advocates for Disaster Relief

Sagip Kapamilya was founded to immediately aid in disaster relief operations

Advocates for Pasig River

Kapit Bisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) was initiated to restore the Pasig River one tributary at a time

Evolution of Programa Genio

E-Media evolved to Programa Genio, focusing on various educational programs

AFI Responds to Typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Yolanda hits and AFI becomes one of the major responders - from immediate relief to long-term rebuilding of affected communities

Gina Lopez Passes

Gina Lopez, internationally recognized environmentalist, philanthropist and long-serving Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of AFI, passes away

AFI Responds to Covid

AFI responds to the pandemic through the Pantawid ng Pag-Ibig and Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-Ahon campaigns

New Managing Director Appointed

Roberta Lopez-Feliciano appointed as Managing Director to continue leading the Foundation in the new era of public service

In the Service of the Filipino

A better life for all Filipinos worldwide.

ABS-CBN Foundation International is committed to making a difference. With your help, we can continue to pass on the hope to Filipinos around the globe.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the Philippines' most trusted foundation where partners can work together for the common good of our nation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to holistically transform the lives of Filipinos by protecting the children, enriching the environment, and building resilient communities through media and strong advocacy partnerships.

years of consistent and relevant public service
at-risk children helped
learners engaged through E-TV and education programs
families assisted in rebuilding their lives post-disaster
trees cared for

Our Values

Our core values are beacons that guide us in public service. Hope and a well-deserved future are the two reminders of the things that matter to our kapamilyas in need.

No one gets left behind. We are then a caring force of calm that alleviates suffering everywhere we may find it. We will be there when people need the presence of others, to help whether to rescue a child, to bring relief during calamities, and or to protect the environment.
We commit to serve with unwavering respect and honesty, striving to maintain our character and observing the values which are expected from us by those whom we have the privilege of serving.
We strongly apply focus, discipline, and rigor in anything we set out to do. We conduct ourselves to the highest standards and expect the same from our partners.
Transparency is a commitment to the people we are serving to assure the full success of our actions in the service of the poor and less privileged.
Service Orientation
Trust is the main foundation of all successful partnerships. We do not turn away anyone coming to us who is genuinely in need. We serve with joy and treat our donors, supporters, partners, our people and those we help - as our Kapamilya.
Driven by the vision of a better life for the Filipino, we support individuals and communities by creating opportunities for sustainable growth and transformation.

Crossing Bridges

In 1994, ABS CBN Broadcasting Network launched The Filipino Channel (TFC) from a garage in California. TFC created a unique connection between Filipino Americans and their homeland, which helped Filipinos send help back to their families in the Philippines.

As TFC's subscriber base grew, it had the potential to assist the ABS CBN Foundation's mission to alleviate poverty and provide a better life for Filipino children and families. ABS CBN Foundation International was created and incorporated in California under Conchita Taylor's leadership.

Meet the team

Let's work together

Ready to make a difference with your philanthropic giving? Let us know how we can help make an impact with your program.

United States

ABS-CBN Foundation International
1350 Old Bayshore Hwy
Ste 520, 4PMB 314
Burlingame, CA 94010