Mercury Drug Foundation, Inc. was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on March 25, 1983 by Mr. Mariano Que and the late Mr. Mariano Yu and the top management personnel of the companies under the Mercury Group. Originally named Mercury Group Foundation, Inc., it was established to contribute their share in raising the standard of living of the Filipino people and in enhancing their cultural and social values. In 1990, the Foundation changed its name to Mercury Drug Foundation, Inc. It is an operating corporate Foundation. Its main office is located at Mercury Avenue, Bagumbayan, Quezon City. The foundation has 3 regular staff, 3 part-time seconded staff, and 9 members of the Board of Trustees.
Its purposes (V-M-G), among others, are “to be a pillar in building a healthy, educated and productive nation; to contribute to the reduction in the incidence of diseases; to promote health and well-being of Filipinos; to contribute in building pharmacy profession and to help in the recovery from calamities”.
In 1983 to 2011, the Foundation focused on programs benefiting Mercury drug employees and its affiliate companies. It also helped in the Mercury Drug’s CSR initiatives like Operation Bigay Lunas, Potable Water System Program and Disaster Relief Assistance.
In 2012, The Foundation realigned its programs to provide focus and concentrate its efforts on national concerns. Projects benefitting employees of Mercury Drug and affiliate companies were turned over to Mercury Drug and Mercury Group of Companies.
The Foundation now focuses on the following programs: a) Operation Bigay Lunas; b) Operation Pa-Tubig; c) Bantay Kalusugan; d) Pharmacy Scholarship Program; e) Academic Recognition Program; f) School Assistance Program, and g) Disaster Relief Assistance. The Foundation implements its program nationwide.