Who We Are
With the establishment of TeaM Energy Foundation, Inc. (TEFI), TeaM Energy goes beyond the business of providing electricity. By extending its CSR program and practices, the Foundation helps in national development through its strategic and high-impact projects designed to specifically address the structural causes of poverty and underdevelopment. Our programs focus on rural electrification, education, environmental stewardship and engagement of stakeholders for collaborative efforts on community growth and development. TeaM Energy Foundation aims to infuse learning, ignite growth, inspire change in the lives of the people and it recognizes the need to balance economic growth and sustainable development.
On July 25, 2001, TeaM Energy Foundation, Inc. (then Southern Energy Foundation) began operations with the launching of the Bringing Information Technology to Grassroots through Science and Technology Advancement Resources (Project BIG STAR), a program that set up computer labs for certification on the Cisco system in partnership with the Philippine Science High School, Department of Education, and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). Later that year, the Barangay Electrification Assistance for Countryside Development Program (Project BEACON) was launched in partnership with the Department of Energy in the government’s goal of achieving 100% barangay electrification. Since then, TEFI had implemented more than Php2B worth of programs reaching 300,000 households, over 1,000,000 Filipinos nationwide.
On August 13, 2007 and as result of another change of ownership, the SEC approved the change in the Foundation’s name from Mirant Philippines Foundation, Inc. to TeaM Energy Foundation, Inc. This change of name has no significant impact on the nature of the Foundation as a non-stock, non-profit corporation organized to undertake local and national development program and projects designed to improve the quality of life of families and contribute to enhance the economic development of the country.
We are TeaM Energy Foundation, an active partner in the country’s growth and development. We are committed to provide significant impact in uplifting lives through relevant and sustainable programs for economic development, educational improvement, and environmental stewardship. We will do this through meaningful collaboration with and engagement of local communities, government units, civil society, and employees by fostering the spirit of volunteerism and social responsibility.
The TeaM Energy Foundation is the country’s leading partner in sustainable development initiatives and a catalyst for positive change. We improve quality of life through our passionate resolve to create self-reliant, self-sustaining and progressive communities.