The Unilab Foundation, Inc. (formerly Unilab Health Foundation, Inc.) is a corporate social responsibility arm of Unilab Corporation. It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on May 7, 2008 to address concerns in the areas of education, nutrition and special aide. However, its actual operations started only and it was re-launched on September 2011. It was only in June 2012 that the vision, mission and goals was crafted and work plan and timelines for each program were defined. Unilab Foundation aspires to remain true to the mission of its founders to reach, help and make a positive difference to as many lives as they can and succeed to be known for doing well by doing good. Its main office is located at 132 Bayanihan Center Annex, LVP Compound, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City. The foundation has 1 regular staff, 19 project-based, 4 volunteers and 7 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was certified for 1 year on January 22, 2014 and which will end on December 17, 2014.
Its purposes, among others, are “to be a leading foundation in the Philippines focused on health by providing holistic health for all and aim to be the first and most trusted choice for health-related projects and advocacies, to be able to get local and global partnerships, achieve significant measurable outcomes, and become a center of knowledge and expertise; and to build a healthier Philippines through Bayanihan, Holistic Transformation, Sustainability, Shared Responsibility and Partnerships”. The Foundation’s programs/projects focused on: (1) Play It Forward Program (Post Disaster and Hospitals) – community and hospital-based program which is a curriculum based developmental and therapeutic intervention designed to help children cope with and recover from the trauma they experienced from diseases and disaster; (2) BINHI (a Social Enterprise-by sourcing products from community producers); (3) Ideas Positive (nationwide competition empowering the youth in making a positive difference); (4) Unilab Foundation Leadership Journey (a strong partnership with health care professionals) – a 5- 6 day development program module designed to train high potential doctors to become effective leaders in the health field. The journey culminates with the trained doctors implementing interventions to solve identified community health gaps; (5) Project Inclusion (program for Persons with Disability) – a research-based intervention wherein the PWDs are provided opportunities to be employed with the Foundation as a regular staff in partnership with an institution that closely monitored the adjustments and progress of the PWD in the workplace; and Educational Grant. Area of Coverage: Nationwide.
Its main source of income are donations from the United Laboratories and its affiliates and interest income.