The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. or RAFI was founded and registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit organization on November 16, 1966 by the heirs of Don Ramon Aboitiz to perpetuate his legacy through the implementation of the Foundation’s programs. It is both an operating and grant-making organization with its main office located at #35 Lopez Jaena St., Cebu City. The foundation has a regular staff of 56 and project-based staff of 15, and 9 total number of part-time staff. There are 9 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was certified by PCNC for 5 years on January 25, 2001 and was renewed for another 5 years on December 14, 2005. On June 02, 2011, the Foundation was granted a 5-year certification which ended on May 26, 2016.
The Foundation’s mission, among others, is to work in the Visayas and Mindanao towards “elevating lives through a comprehensive approach that champions best practices in community development”. The foundation’s programs now focus on Integrated Area Development, Culture and Heritage, Leadership and Citizenship, Education and Health.