Activities of the France-Philippines United Action Foundation, Inc. (FP-UA), prior to its incorporation, started when typhoon Haiyan in 2013 (Yolanda) swept through the Philippines affecting the lives of more than 14 Million people. The French business communities in the Philippines and in France decided to show their active support for the Philippines and its people in a collective manner. It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit organization on September 23, 2015. FP-UA Foundation now serves the concerted platform of French companies in the Philippines led by the French Chamber of Commerce that aims to coordinate relief and rehabilitation projects initiated by the Filipino-French business community after typhoon Haiyan and other calamities as well. It is a grant-making organization. Its main office is located at Unit 2901, 88 Corporate Center, Sedeño cor. Valero Sts., Salcedo Village, Makati City. The foundation has 1 regular staff, 5 active/regular volunteers (from the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.), and 5 members of the Board of Trustees.
Its purposes (V-M-G), among others, are “to be the key channel for French organizations in the Philippines for effective CSR driven solutions through FP-UA Foundation’s key pillars: Children’s Welfare, Disaster Rehabilitation and Health; and to be a vehicle of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines for building France-Philippines relations through valuable public and private partnership programs and unite the diverse French corporate participation in the country.” Its mission is to allow the underprivileged and vulnerable Philippine population to become economically sustainable and resilient to natural disasters and the effects of climate change by providing: decent housing: disaster resilient homes; access to Healthcare (dental mission, vision, clinic, etc.) and access to quality education (scholarships). The priority scope of its programs: North of Cebu.
It was certified for 1 year on May 12, 2017 and which will end on February 20, 2018.