The Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on September 12, 1977 by a group of executives of Dole Philippines, Inc. as a response to the request of its mother company to establish a social development organization in South Cotabato (now SOCSARGEN). Its office is located at Cannery Housing, Cannery Site, Polomolok, South Cotabato.
Its purposes, among others are: a. To promote sustainable development through conservation, regeneration and proper management of natural resources; b. To improve productivity of assisted communities through application of appropriate technologies, proper management and utilization of available resources; c. To increase income of assisted communities through provision of livelihood assistance and development of community-based enterprise; d. To help community build partnership with other development players in accessing basic social services; e. To strengthen management capability and capacity of assisted communities towards viability and self-reliance. MFI’s programs now focus on the following areas: (a) Environment Conservation and Regeneration; (b) Livelihood Enhancement and Enterprise Development; (c) Cooperative Development and Institution Building; and (d) Basic Social Services. Its sources of income include donations from DOLE, its mother company, grants from various funding agencies based within and outside the country, investment/ stocks/ bonds/ placements and fund raising activities such as golf tournaments and coin banks . It has an approved budget of P30,832,718 for the year 2010. Total don