The Homer Foundation, Inc. (HFI) was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on December 14, 1999. It is the social development arm of Magsaysay Group of Companies that aims to address the social and economic development needs of Filipino seafarers working on board ships both local and overseas, reaching as well to their families and the communities where they are. Its main office is located at 7th Floor, Magsaysay Bldg., 520 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. The foundation has one (1) regular staff, one (1) project- based staff, four (4) seconded staff from Magsaysay Maritime Corporation and five (5) members of the Board of Trustees.
It was first certified for 3 years on December 24, 2008 and which ended on December 23, 2011. First Renewal was certified for 5 years on June 27, 2013 and which ended on July 4, 2018.
Its purposes, among others, are “to uplift the social and economic needs of Filipino seafarers, their families and the communities where they live as well as the need of the less privileged; to conduct programs and provide services on Education, Culture and the Arts, Health and Child Care, Community Empowerment, Environmental Protection and Volunteerism; and to cooperate and work closely with the Government and NGOs in the development and implementation of its programs and projects”. The Foundation’s programs focus on the following areas: 1) Education; 2) Health and Wellness; 3) Volunteerism; 4) Disaster Relief and Rebuilding; and 5) Environmental Protection. Geographical scope of areas: Nationwide.