Profiles

SIMAG Foundation

AHSSI Building, Rizal Street
Brgy. Mambulac
Silay City, Negros Occidental 6116
Philippines

Mission

To assist each SIMAG member in maximizing its full potential by providing professional opportunities and services

Most Meaningful Change

Self-reliance is our most meaningful change. Our local communities organize and work together on solutions to their problems. Our foundation has gone from being a provider to a catalyst, helping people work to change their situations themselves.

1989 Year Founded
$23,809 Endowment Value
$47,619 Total Annual Grantmaking
Identifying Information
OrganizationSIMAG Foundation
Address 1AHSSI Building, Rizal Street
Address 2Brgy. Mambulac
City / TownSilay City
State / RegionNegros Occidental
ZIP / Postal Code6116
CountryPhilippines
ContinentAsia
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone909.775.2972
Emailroweldemecino@gmail.com
Websitewww.simagfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Felicidad D. Flores
Primary Contact’s NameRowel Demecino
Primary Contact’s PositionProject Coordinator
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1989
Mission StatementTo assist each SIMAG member in maximizing its full potential by providing professional opportunities and services
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced210,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)15
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)320
Total Board Members7
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$142,857
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$95,238
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$47,619
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$23,809
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed an important role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a centrally important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyNone
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthLot
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsFair amount
International relationsLittle
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLot
Information technologyLot
Strengthening local or regional governmentFair amount
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefFair amount
Advocacy with authoritiesFair amount
Job trainingLot
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffOccasionally
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting much better
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting much better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting much better
Gender equityGetting much better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyMuch achievement
CrimeA few small achievements
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesSome important achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsSome important achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesA few small achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesA few small achievements
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityMuch achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsMuch achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityMuch achievement
Gender equityMuch achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery helpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearNo
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersVery important
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsSelf-reliance is our most meaningful change. Our local communities organize and work together on solutions to their problems. Our foundation has gone from being a provider to a catalyst, helping people work to change their situations themselves.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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