The Manila Water Foundation, Inc. (MWFI) formerly known as MWC Foundation was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on February 11, 2005 to undertake programs on livelihood and environmental protection as well to provide financial assistance to the marginalized sectors of the society. However, in the year 2010 it underwent organizational transformation that involved change of name and enhancement of programs extending Manila Water Company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives to communities beyond its concession areas in the East Zone. Its main office is located at Ground Floor SEAMED Innotech Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City. It has three (3) regular-seconded staff, fifteen (15) regular staff, and 14 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was certified for one (1) year on August 14, 2012 and which ended on July 25, 2013. On September 15, 2014, the Foundation was granted a three (3) – year certification which ended on May 19, 2017.
Its purposes (V-M-G), among others, are: “To become the enabler of change that will uplift the quality of life of Base of the Pyramid (BOP) communities in the East Zone, through access to sustainable water and wastewater services; to undertake community development and livelihood programs; to promote and/or carry out programs for environmental protection and other sustainable development programs.” The Foundation’s programs/projects focused on the following areas of concern: Water Supply and Sanitation, Water/Environmental Education, Community Assistance and Livelihood. Geographical scope of programs: Nationwide, specifically in Calauan, Laguna, Cebu, Caticlan, Aklan and Pampanga.
Its main source of income is donations from the mother company (Manila Water Corporation).