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About Us

About the Foundation
We believe that a healthier and future-ready Philippines is a better Philippines.

We create the enabling environment for inclusive development through social innovations and impactful programs that will improve the mental health and well-being of young Filipinos, nurture integrated STEM learners and innovators and improve the active participation of the youth in promoting good health and well-being of Filipinos. We believe in promoting good health and wellbeing holistically – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

We aim for long-term transformational impact.

Through evidenced based programs and standardized processes, we design interventions that are innovative, impactful and sustainable. We are results-driven and therefore we monitor, evaluate and adapt our programs continuously. When programs mature, we scale up through our Spin-Off entities and/or other partners.

We are committed to building a healthier Philippines – with YOU.

Building a healthier nation is a task too big for one organization. Thus, we convene like-minded groups and individuals – from international NGOs to local volunteer groups, from the government to private institutions, from Chief Executive Officers to barangay health workers. Through bayanihan, we can build a healthier Philippines, one person, one community at a time.

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Our History

Our History

Adopts program

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and pilots

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Engaged 26 institutional partners.


Ideas Positive receives Grand Anvil Award.

Accepted in the League of Corporate Foundations.

Engaged 33 institutional partners.

Piloted Anihan.

Accepted in the Philippine Coalition on Volunteerism.

Engaged 86 institutional & program partners.



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as flagship program.

Project Inclusion receives Gold Anvil Award.


Unilab Foundation becomes fully operational.

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pilots in communities.

Engaged 5 institutional partners.

Piloted Health Science on the Go.

Accepted in the Associations of Foundations.

Receives Apolinario Mabini Employer of the Year Special Award for Project Inclusion.

Engaged 39 institutional partners.

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is established.

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PIN becomes first spin-off entity.


Receives LCF CSR Award on Health for Ideas Positive.

Launched National PLAY Advocacy week.

Convened National PLAY Coalition.

Organized 1st Integrated STEM Summit with US-based STEM Leadership Alliance.

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Established three 3 Program Pillars: STEM Education, Mental Health, and Youth Empowerment.

Reached 17 regions in the Philippines.

Engaged in over 100 institutions & program partners.

is established as a spin-off entity.


Co-convened 2nd Integrated STEM Summit with South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO).

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becomes second spin-off entity.

                        is established to strengthen mental health work amidst pandemic.

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Launched Pinays Can STEM advocacy.

DepEd cascade Play-based support programs and Covid-19 publications to over 12 elementary learners.

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under Youth Forward PH.

Piloted STEM KONECT under STEM+ PH.

USAID awards $5M grant to create Global Development Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing.

Co-organized the first Technical Working Group for Strategic Healthcare Workforce Education with the Philippine Business for Education (PBED) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Invited by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) J-WEL Workforce Learning as core partner to its Global Opportunity Initiative (GOI).

Enters into partnership with Harvard Wyss Institute.

Receive's SafeBirth Advocacy from Unilab.

Co-organized 3rd Integrated STEM Summit with SEAMEO, US SLA, MIT, CISTEM, and UP NISMED.

How it began

After 2012, ULF moved from piloting interventions in select communities, to pioneering solutions in the different fields of health – therapeutic play for pediatric patients and children in vulnerable situations; the holistic development of Persons with Disability; a traveling exhibit to improve health literacy; and youth engagement for healthier communities.With our belief that health and well being is holistic – physical, mental and emotional, we have further expanded our program and are now focused on three Pillars – Health, STEM Education and Youth Engagement.

From a newcomer in the sphere of health advocacy, we have become a convener of like-minded individuals and institutions from different sectors, both local and international: Government, Local, and Education (GIE).

We realize that building a healthier and future-ready Philippines is more than just about doing things right but it is also about doing the right things. In everything we do, we make sure systems are in place, processes are documented and outcomes are measured. That way our impact can be amplified, multiplied and scaled up to reach more communities.

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