Association of Foundations (AF)


Association of Foundations (AF) provides support to NGOS in preparation for their undergoing certification with the Philippine Council for NGO certification.


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Convergence for Community-Centered Area Development (CONVERGENCE)


Convergence for Community-Centered Area Development (CONVERGENCE) is a coalition of 8 non-government development organizations working to employ a common and integrated approach to community-centered area development. Its formation in February 1991 was in response to the need to demonstrate ground-level alternative development paradigms and approaches. CONVERGENCE is guided by the development principles of self-reliant and self-sustaining communities, ecological completeness (sensitive use of resources through community-based resource management and appropriate technology) and community empowerment – encouraging people-centered and gender-sensitive development processes.


Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative, Inc (FPSDC)


Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative, Inc (FPSDC) is a secondary cooperative that provides credit access to local organizations serving the urban and rural poor. It also provides technical assistance like training, systems development and on-the-job coaching. It has 57 members – 31 of which are cooperatives/POs and 26 are NGOs. Their project beneficiaries are mostly women and other micro-entrepreneurs.


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Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC)


Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) is a nationwide coalition conducting advocacy work on the national, local and international arena with active advocacy efforts on fiscal, monetary, debt issues and multilateral financial institutions.


Mindanao Alliance of Self-Help Society – Southern Philippines Education Center for Cooperatives (MASS-SPECC)


Mindanao Alliance of Self-Help Society — Southern Philippines Education Center for Cooperatives (MASS-SPECC) MASS-SPECC started in 1966 with the SPECC as the early organization and then MASS in 1972. Both were integrated in 1984 in order to unify its political and educational trainings. As a network, MASS SPECC member-cooperatives call themselves the Mindanao Federation of Cooperatives with a total of 289 primary cooperatives and provincial federations. Across all types of cooperatives such as savings and credit, consumers, housing, MASS-SPECC provides services from womb to tomb.


National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO)


National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) is the biggest and strongest national federation of cooperatives in the country in terms of geographical reach, membership, financial capacity, and array of services. It has 1,200 affiliate primary cooperatives located in the country’s rural (75%) and urban areas (25%).


National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)


National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) Founded in 1963, is an ecumenical fellowship of non-Roman Catholic denominations in the Philippines working for unity in faith and order. This implies providing the churches opportunities for common prophetic witness and service in responding to the people’s issues, specifically justice and peace, human dignity and rights, and the integrity of creation. It finds its theological basis on the fact of the incarnation – of God in solidarity with us, especially with those who suffer and the vulnerable – for the affirmation of just and inclusive communities. It also compels the church to bring about Christian hope in to the realm of the possible in a society weighed down by systemic violence and degradation.


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National Council for Social Development (NCSD


National Council for Social Development (NCSD) continues to be a network of social service and social development agencies and organizations, demonstrating the capacity to undertake capability building, advocacy and social mobilization activities towards influencing change in national policies and development programs. From its initial children’s concerns during the past years, NCSD now gives equal emphasis to \”total family and community development\” to be more responsive to the thrusts of its member organizations.


National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)


National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA) work has been strongly grounded on the Church social teachings. It gives criteria for reflection, guidelines for judgment and direction for action. Thus, NASSA views social teachings as the application of the Gospel to concrete situations.


Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PHILSSA


Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PHILSSA) is a network of 43 partner-NGOs engaged in varied fields of development service, such as education and training, research and documentation, legal service, socio-economic and other technical support, issue and policy advocacy, and other innovative endeavors. PHILSSA embarks on a mission of prototyping innovative paradigms of sustainable development for the effective empowerment of urban sectors, namely, the slumdwellers, the formal and informal labor force, the youth, women, children, and the development workers themselves.


Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP


Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) is a private and non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting business sector commitment to social development. For the past 32 years, PBSP has been the business sector’s vehicle in delivering organized, professional, and sustainable assistance to the Filipino poor, particularly the landless farmers, fisherfolk, rural workers, urban poor, and indigenous cultural communities.


Philippine Network for Rural Development Institute (PhilNet-RDI)


Philippine Network for Rural Development Institute (PhilNet-RDI) envisions the attainment of self-determining rural communities whose development is founded on equity, ecological sustainability, gender fairness, respect for people’s rights and culture, and the economic, socio-cultural and political empowerment of the marginalized rural sectors and peoples. PhilNet-RDI believes in a balanced or an all-sided development initiatives for rural development and democratization at the ground level. Its overall framework aims at evolving a development strategy that works towards the broadest possible participation and balanced development of the marginalized rural sectors and peoples.


Philippine Partnership for the Development of the Human Resources in Rural Areas (PHilDHRRA)


Philippine Partnership for the Development of the Human Resources in Rural Areas (PHilDHRRA) has 64 member-NGOs that are involved in appropriate technology, income generation, community organizing, education and training of grassroots leaders, agricultural extension, primary health care, cooperatives development, integration of gender and environment concerns and advocacy for agrarian reform.


Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS)


Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS) concentrates its commitment on those people who have no secure means of existence, who cannot avail themselves of their rights or who suffer as a result of conflicts. HEKS supports projects in the following fields: (1)emergency aid and rehabilitation and disaster aid (2) refugee aid (3) development cooperation in Asia, Africa and Latin America (4) collaboration with churches and reconstruction aid in Europe (5) counseling and integration of socially disadvantaged Swiss citizens and migrants HEKS collaborates with partner organizations who work for others on the spot


Philippine Cooperative Federation (PCF, formerly VCF)


Philippine Cooperative Federation (PCF, formerly VCF) is a coop-based organization providing development financing to cooperatives in the Visayas. It finances an average of PhP 12 million worth of projects annually. It accepts investments and deposits from cooperatives and NGOs to support its initiatives. It has been in operation since 1978 and has 160 investors and serves 29 cooperatives/organizations.


Women’s Action Network for Development (WAND)


Women’s Action Network for Development (WAND) is a national network of autonomous organizations that recognize the systemic causes of gender oppression and are committed to transforming these discriminatory systems. WAND is engaged in empowerment work, especially empowerment of grassroots women; development work with special focus in integrating and mainstreaming; and advocacy for gender equality and women’s rights.


Alliance of Philippine Partners in Enterprise Development (APPEND)

Alliance of Philippine Partners in Enterprise Development (APPEND) is a large Christian microfinance NGO in the Philippines that provides financial and educational support to all groups notwithstanding their religious affiliations.


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Green Forum Philippines (GF)


Green Forum Philippines (GF) is a network of 125 member organizations (NGO, PO, CBO, Church and cause-oriented groups) working for social equity, sustainable development and environment. Its vision is achieving sustainable development and creating a common future through global cooperation. Its goals are to see a community-focused, equity-led, decentralized and bio-regional-based economic growth towards a better quality of life for people and environment in our local and global community.


Mindanao Coalition for Development (MINCODE)


Mindanao Coalition for Development (MINCODE) is a coalition of nine networks of NGOs and POs which serves as the forum for discussion, dialogue and coordination among Mindanao networks and NGOs concerning development programs and its impact to the Mindanao community. It also serves as advocacy center of NGOs and POs in Mindanao on issues related to development of tri-peoples-Lumad, Moro and Christian settlers. It facilitates and promotes Mindanao consciousness and greater tripeople awareness among Mindanawons and Mindanao NGOs and POs.


Visayas Cooperative Central Fund Federation (VCF)


VICTO National is a federation of cooperative societies which provides various services to its members and other clients. These include education and training; consulting; project development, business incubation and enterprise development. Employing 30 persons VICTO National brought together 250,699 individual members within its 2008 member societies.

VICTO National is a renowned for being the only cooperative which received the Benigno S. Aquino Foundation Award for its work in disadvantaged communities. In addition, VICTO National was also the first awardee for the development management sponsored by the World Executive Digest and Japan Airlines.


Partnership for Clean Air (PCA)


The Partnership for Clean Air (PCA) is a multi-sector network in the Philippines with organizational members from government, civil society, academic institutions and private sector. PCA promotes air quality management as a multi-stakeholder effort in the Philippines. The organization was launched in June 2001 and incorporated as non-stock, non-profit corporation in November 2003. PCA facilitates the active participation of all sectors of society in the planning and implementation of activities that aim to promote better air quality management in the Philippines.