The Bahay ng Diyos Foundation, Inc. (BDF) is now a proud member of the Association of Foundations (AF), the Philippines’s first network of bon-government organizations (NGOs), with a primary mission to enable its member foundations to develop sustainable programs that serve their communities.
In an official communication dated 30 March 2017, the AF Board of Trustees noted that they are “convinced the Bahay ng Diyos Foundation is a reliable foundation” and that AF is proud to have it as a member. The formal acceptance and oath-taking as a regular member will take place on May 22-23, 2017, during the 45th General Assembly of the Association of Foundations at the AIM Conference Center in Makati City.
Prior to its AF membership, BDF has been certified thrice by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (2011, 2013, 2016), and also recognized twice by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in 2014 and 2016 for its financial assistance to the conservation of Filipino cultural properties, specifically heritage churches in various dioceses throughout the Philippines.
BDF envisions a “vibrant and dynamic Catholic Church in the Philippines, with parish communities enlivened in their liturgical, pastoral, and missionary activities, and who come together in their parish church that serves as the central place for their Catholic life as a community that mirrors the love and majesty of God.”