What does your organization do?
For 14 years now, PHIBA Foundation has continuously assisted a total of 274 children from less fortunate families to send their children to school.
The program has two main objectives :
- To provide continued education to the children in the elementary and secondary level
- To aid the children in the tertiary level to enroll in courses that would give them skills for employment.
What is your mission?
To assist disadvantaged families in sending their children to school.
How can we donate?
Through the King Baudouin Foundation website:
How can I have tax reduction?
If you are donating from Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Denmark and The Netherlands, and wish for a tax reduction, you simply have to make the donation through the Donate Now button and the process is automatic. The minimum amount to receive tax reduction is of 40 euros a year.
If you do not reside in the mentioned countries above but still wish for a tax reduction, PHIBA foundation is registered at the King Baudouin Foundation and permits a 60% fiscal reduction all around Europe via the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE).
TGE is a partnership of leading European foundations and associations facilitating tax-efficient cross-border giving within Europe. The TGE network enables donors, both corporations and individuals, resident in one of the participating countries, to financially support non-profit organizations in other member countries, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence. TGE is
currently operational for donations from and to :
Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
If you reside in one of these participating countries and wish for a tax reduction, do not use the donation link in this website, instead contact your national foundation in the document below :
How does the TGE work ?
A donor resident in one of the participating countries and wishing to make a gift to a public interest organization in one of the other partner countries should: 1) Contact the partner foundation in the country of its residence (please refer to the document in the question above). 2) This foundation establishes contact with the foundation in the recipient country for an assessment of the intended beneficiary (which is another non-profit organization). 3) If the evaluation is positive, the donor makes the gift to his home-country foundation which then provides the donor with a tax receipt and transfers the gift to the beneficiary organization.
How do I know if my donation will be used correctly?
All expenses by the foundation are accounted for by our bookkeeper. Furthermore, PHIBA foundation is audited annually by an auditing company (Machica Group).
How do you distribute the donations?
The donations are distributed through materials needed for school or in cash, for their commute or personal necessities like school shoes, by our social worker who has constant contact with the children.
What type of partners do you work with to execute your mission?
We partner with King Baudouin Foundation, vie d’enfants asbl, and individuals who understand the need to give back and make sure all kids have what they need to learn.
How do you choose the children?
We usually help children coming from very large families, children from single parents, or taken care of by their grandparents. We ask the children or their families to write a letter of motivation, the social worker then interviews the family and the barangay (district) official, and writes a report. We generally support 1 child per family. This child will, eventually, help his/her other brothers and sisters go to school.
Do you assist/support students older than 18?
We assist children throughout their education period up until they are ready to apply for a job. In the Philippines, there are board exams that people have to pass to be licensed workers; we also support students during their preparation period for the said exams.
Is this a scholarship program?
No, it is not a scholarship program because we do not pay the schools, and the students do not have to “earn” their place to be able to profit from the program.