About the PLDT-SMART Foundation
The PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that fully serves as the social outreach arm of the country's oldest and largest telecommunications conglomerate, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). In its pursuit for social, political, and economic development, it provides helpful communication tools and various avenues for progress and empowerment through partnerships and tie-ups with non-government organizations, people's organizations and cooperatives throughout the Philippines.
Formerly named PLDT Foundation when incorporated in August 1994, the PSF is now stronger and more active, leveraging on the strengths of PLDT and its wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications, Inc., since February 2007. With the PLDT group's state of the art technologies and extensive reach nationwide, the PSF is maximizing the services, facilities and infrastructure of the companies to be able to give back to the community.
Today, the PSF is the expanded version of the former organization, with efforts consolidated and aligned to create a bigger impact in dealing with corporate social responsibility, yielding better and more significant results in connecting people and resources.
Headed by PLDT and Smart chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, the PSF is now mainly involved with corporate social responsibility programs focused on six areas: education, livelihood and social entreprise, disaster response and recovery, youth and arts, and sports development. All these endeavors are committed to one singular goal – that of fulfilling the needs and uplifting the quality of life of each and every Filipino.