Charity Foundation

The foundation came into being on July 8, 2003 after the Rico Brizuela Foundation, Inc., originally registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 24, 2001, amended its by-laws and changed its name to AAI Charity Foundation, Inc.  (AAICFI). It is a non-profit, non-stock Corporation acting as the philanthropic arm of the AAI Group of Companies chaired by Mr. Rico Brizuela in recognition of its corporate social responsibility and its commitment to become a good law-abiding, ethical, and concerned citizen of the Philippine society.

AACFI was incorporated by seven trustees coming from different sectors of the community, majority of which are active officers of AAI GOC with the following purposes:

  1. To grant scholarships to deserving students, enhancement of professorial courses for teachers, and other assistance to educational institutions;
  2. To conduct training programs for the development of youth and athletes for national and international competitions, and grant assistance for sports development;
  3. To extend relief to the poor, distressed and underprivileged individuals or communities or otherwise, government assistance to charitable communities.

AAI Charity Foundation Inc’s HELPS describes their activities:
H for Humanitarian and Health
E for Education and Environment
L for Livelihood
P for Poverty Alleviation
S for Sports Development

AACFI is certified to Philippine Council for NGO Accreditation (PCNC) and an active member of the Philippine Association of Foundations (AF).

The programs and activities of AAICFI are supported through grants and donations, majority of which come from AAI GOC companies and employees.

AACFI Affiliations and programs:

I. Gawad Kalinga

The biggest partnership that AAICFI forged in the last quarter of Y2007 is with GK. AAI bought a 2,700 sqm lot Sitio Eldorado, Barangay Don Bosco, near Levitown Village and Better Living Subdivision in Bicutan, Paranaque. The formal donation was made in December, 2007 to the GK management. After so many meetings with the local government regarding roads, drainages, passing through spaces, the house building finally started in March, 2008. The area is called AAI-GK village with 4 clusters of 24 dwellings each or a total of 96 dwelling units.

The building of a multi-purpose hall was also sponsored by AAI in Y2010; this was blessed and inaugurated in June 10, 2010 with the presence of GK’s Head, Tony Meloto, Barangay Captain Teodoro Virata and Paranaque Mayor Jun Bernabe. This now serves as the venue of different GK acgtivities like the Sibol School for pre-schoolers, meetings, parties and other livelihood projects for the beneficiaries.

The CSR work in the AAI-GK village is still ongoing every Saturday, participated in by employee-volunteers who are set to complete 24 hours EVP hours annually.

II. PBSP

AAI is an active member of Philippine Business for Social Progress, an NGO organization that is operating nationwide who work with donors from all over the world. It has numerous NGO and Non-NGO member companies who help in the implementation of its programs such as Brigada Eskwela, the conservation and protection of water resources, tree planting, adoption of communities, relief operations, education for the  out-of-school youth, and other sustainable programs for the communities they serve and sponsor.

III. Philippine Eagle Foundation

AAI adopted one eagle named Gloria Victoria, hatched on Jan 16, 2003, AAICFI is the 16th registered protector of this eagle.

AAI through AACFI is living up to one of its mission statements – to be the protector of environment

IV. Scholarships

Mapua, Ateneo, UST, public schools alternative learning system

V. Philippine National Red Cross

Regular blood-letting activities; this earns the employees with 8 hours CSR.

VI. Others:

  1. Sports activities
  2. Financial assistance to employees
  3. Logistics assistance to relief operations

AAICFI CSR programs of the AAI GOC have gone way above its objectives of helping the less fortunate and the community at large. The AAI GOC together with all its employees will continue to do corporate citizenship work as a way of giving back its blessings and accomplishments.