SGV Foundation programs

In pursuit of its primary purposes, the Foundation undertakes programs under these major areas: Education, Entrepreneurship, and Social and Community Development

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In line with its vision to leverage knowledge, learning, and other social development initiatives as catalysts for improving the lives of Filipino families and communities, the SGV Foundation continues to provide educational support to accountancy students – as it has to thousands of its scholars before.   

This comes in the form of tuition fees, book allowances, and stipends both as undergraduate students and during their Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam (CPALE) review. 

EY Ripples 

The SGV Foundation supported the launch and implementation of EY Ripples, the EY global corporate responsibility program that aims to support the next generation and impact entrepreneurs through teaching programs and business clinics. 

In cooperation with Junior Achievement Philippines (JAPI), SGV conducted a series of training workshops for SGV volunteers before conducting teaching programs in different schools in Metro Manila.  In these programs, the volunteers taught 6th grade students about the basics of entrepreneurship and financial management. 

The SGV Foundation also assisted the EY Ripples team in conducting business clinics for impact entrepreneurs, co-organized with Endeavor Philippines.  The program, conducted by SGV volunteer partners and managers, equipped impact entrepreneurs from the fintech, production and services, and business process outsourcing industries with practical knowledge in tax and financial planning as they grow their businesses. 

Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines 

Ernst & Young (EY) began the Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) program in the United States in 1986 to recognize the achievements of outstanding entrepreneurs with successful, growing, and dynamic businesses. 

In 2003, the SGV Foundation established the EOY program in the Philippines.  Since then, it has become one of the most prestigious awards programs in the local business community.  The winner of the title then goes on to represent the Philippines in the World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards held internationally. 




Since 2011, as part of Washington SyCip’s 90th birthday and SGV’s 65th anniversary, the SGV Foundation (SGVF) has committed itself to building 90 school playgrounds in conjunction with the Synergeia Foundation.  This effort is to honor one of Mr. SyCip’s core advocacies – to promote nation-building by supporting educational development projects throughout the Philippines. 

Since then, SGVF has funded the construction of nearly 40 playgrounds for schools in Manila, Iloilo, Bukidnon, and many others. 

Disaster relief 

One of the goals of the SGV Foundation is to undertake projects relating to the social, moral, and economic development of families of communities, with the end view of promoting the general welfare of society.   

Following various calamities in 2020 such as the Mt. Taal eruption in Batangas, the COVID-19 pandemic, and Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses, SGVF gathered donations in the millions from partners and staff.  The funds raised were used to aid the programs of other foundations and as relief goods for affected communities. 

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6760 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, 1226
Tel: (632) 8891-0307
Fax: (632) 8819-0872 / (632) 8818-1377
SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.
6760 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, 1226
Metro Manila, Philippines