The AIM Scientific Research Foundation, Inc. (AIMSRFI) was established and registered with the SEC in November 21, 1968 by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) as a non-stock non-profit organization to support the development initiatives of AIM. Its purposes are: 1) promote, encourage, and sponsor/initiate scientific research and development projects which focus on the “nexus” of management and development issues in Asia, and; 2) establish scholarships or professorial chairs to promote management and development in Asia. Its main office is located at the Eugenio Lopez Building, Joseph R. McMicking Campus, 123 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. The Foundation has 19 regular staff, 11 project-based staff and 10 members of the Board of Trustees.
It has seven (7) Centers that received endowment funds from Philanthropists and corporations. It conducts different studies affecting governance, leadership, tourism and the economy of the Philippines and Asia. Each center correspondingly focuses on: competitiveness of the Philippines; banking and finance; corporate social responsibility; corporate governance; bridging leadership; Asian business transformation and tourism. While these centers are directly under the Board of Trustees, each center has a Board of Advisors that help in the identification and conceptualization of projects. Program plans of each center are reviewed by the Dean of the graduate school to ensure that these are relevant to the academic needs of AIM.
Among its secondary purposes are: to build and improve buildings and facilities acquire properties, receive contributions, gifts, endowments, donations of all kinds, raise funds and invest its funds and properties in pursuit of the Foundation’s purposes and mission.
It has applied for PCNC Certification 3 times and has consistently received a 5 – year certification in March 22, 2001; August 22, 2006 and October 12, 2011.
The funds of the Foundation are largely endowments that are “prudently invested and managed based on Investment Guidelines approved by the Board. Other sources of funds are donations/grants from individuals, corporations and grant-making institutions.