The Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. Center for Family Ministries Foundation, Inc. (formerly Center for Family Ministries Foundation (CeFaM) , Inc.) was formally established in 1987 with the involvement of three Jesuits : Fr. Ruben Tanseco, SJ, Fr. Nilo Tanalega, SJ and Fr. Teodulo Gonzalez, SJ. It was later registered as a non-stock, non-profit corporation with the SEC on December 11, 1991.
It is an operating organization. Its office is located at the Spiritual-Pastoral Center, Ateneo De Manila University Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The foundation has 6 regular staff; 2 part- time staff and 38 volunteers and 9 Board of Trustees. RMT-CeFaM is the official family apostolate of the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus, hence, the 5 seats in the BOTs are solely given to the Jesuits while the remaining 4 seats are open to its lay partners subject to invitation and some requirements.
It was certified for 3 years on May 14, 2002 and which ended on May 13, 2005. On the second visit, it was granted a five (5)-year certification for donee institution status on February 15, 2006 and which ended on February 14, 2011. It was certified again for 5 years on February 21, 2011 that ended on January 24, 2016.
Its primary purpose is to aid in the promotion and enrichment of the Filipino family as a “domestic church”, a community of love, justice, freedom, and peace, both within the home and in its social role and responsibility to the nation and to the world.
The Foundation focuses its direction in the multiplication of competence, the training of lay persons, clerics, Brothers and Sisters, with the hope of reaching out to all sectors of Philippine society. The Foundation’s programs now focus on the following areas: Psycho-Spiritual approach for counseling services, growth seminars and academic training programs.
Geographical scope of operations include: The cities of Quezon, Manila, Marikina and Makati, the municipalities of Montalban, Rizal, Liloan & Bantayan, Cebu and Tanauan, Leyte.