NGO Details

Name:Share An Opportunity (SAO) Philippines, Inc.
Address:Rm. 306, Bencom Bldg., 146 West Ave., Philam, Quezon City
Region: NCR (National Capital Region)
City/Province:Quezon City
Telephone Number:(02) 920-8092
Fax Number:(02) 426-9466
Newly Established:No
Contact Person:Mr. Vladimir T. Mata
Position:Chief Executive Officer
Purpose for which Organized:Charitable,Social Development
Company Description:

Share an Opportunity (SAO) Philippines, Inc. was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 8, 1996, as a non-stock, non-profit organization, whose primary objective is to equip and assist churches and community-based groups in expressing love and ministering to poor individuals, families and communities through education and training, financial assistance, enterprise development and linkage-building. SAO Philippines wants to address the needs of indigent families in supporting their children’s education and in providing other services so that these children grow as responsible citizens and active participants of the development processes in their respective families and communities. Its main office is located at Rm. 306, Bencom Building, #146 West Avenue, Philam, Quezon City. The foundation has 43 regular staff, 21 volunteers and 7 members of the Board of Trustees.

It was first certified for 5 years on July 10, 2003 and which ended on July 9, 2008. The reason for not renewing after the lapse of their certification is that they don’t have local donations and they solely depend on international funding (Transform Aid International-Australia formerly Australian Baptist World Aid (BWAid)) and committed to support them up to year 2020. Will begin seeking local donations in case funding from Transform Aid International-Australia is not renewed after 2020.

Its purposes, among others, are “to nurture Filipino children to their God-given potentials to serve; to lead, equip, network, mobilize the Church, families, communities and partners to be responsive to the needs of children at risk; to advocate the empowerment and holistic development of individuals, groups and communities through active participation and continuous education; to facilitate people’s transformation through community and bible-based strategies together with Christian churches and like-minded groups; and to mobilize local and foreign support through excellent professional work, creative fundraising efforts and purposive networking and linkage-building. The Foundation’s programs focused on the following: (1) MAKABATA (Maunlad na Komunidad Angkop sa mga Bata), a holistic community development program for children; (2) Resources and Services Development Program (RSDP), an enterprise development program designed to help community-based organizations (CBOs) attain financial capacity and economic sustainability, and become drivers of local economic development; (3) Communities-Adapt (Communities Adapting to Climate Change and Disaster); and (4) Institution-Building & Staff Development. Geographical scope of Programs in Five (5) Ministry areas: Central Northern Luzon (CNL); Southern Luzon and Mindoro (SLM); Negros (NEG); Panay Romblon Guimaras (PRG) and Mindanao (MNA).

Its main source of income are grants from Transform Aid International-Australia, some local donations and investments. Total donations received for the last 2 years is P80.2 Million. They have an approved budget of P33.7Million for the FY 2015-2016.

Certification Info
BIR Certification No:132-2015
Date Certified: 2015-12-14
Years of Certification:3
Expiration: 2018-09-24