Teach for the Philippines Receives USD 250K Grant from Visa Foundation to Address Learning Loss in Public School Communities


Visa Foundation aims to work with Filipino communities to improve learning and life outcomes post-pandemic


Teach for the Philippines will receive a USD 250,000 grant from Visa Foundation to continue championing financial literacy and education in the country. Teach for the Philippines CEO Mavie Almeda Ungco (eighth from left) was present when Visa Vice President Patsian Low (ninth from left) announced this grant from Visa Foundation, pictured here with representatives from the Visa volunteers team at the Global Money Week event recently held at the Visa office in the Philippines.


Teach for the Philippines announced a USD 250,000 grant from Visa Foundation to support its nationwide student and leadership development programs.

Visa Foundation will enable Teach for the Philippines (TFP) to help public school students and communities recover from learning loss exacerbated by the pandemic. The grant will support student development programs that significantly improve the reading, numeracy, and life skills of early graders, and leadership development programs that deploy transformative teachers and changemakers in schools as well as education governance agencies. Through this partnership, TFP aims to improve learning and life outcomes for Filipino children and communities nationwide.

The grant is a part of the Visa Foundation Gives program, an ongoing initiative launched in 2022 dedicated to addressing local social issues in the communities where Visa employees live and work. The initiative will also enable Visa employees to volunteer with Teach for the Philippines to further advance its mission and amplify their impact in the community.

“We are deeply grateful for the grant, as it allows us to directly improve functional literacy and life skills for Filipino students. It also allows us to develop the future education leaders of the Philippines.” Mavie Almeda Ungco, TFP Chief Executive Officer shares. “Having Visa Foundation’s support allows us to contribute towards sustainable and positive change in the Philippine education space.”

Visa Foundation is committed to supporting inclusive economies where individuals, businesses, and communities can thrive. 

Visa Foundation is working around the world with partners to help ensure the communities where employees live and work thrive,” said Graham Macmillan, President, Visa Foundation. “We are proud to launch Visa Foundation Gives in the Philippines and partner with one of the leading organizations focused on uplifting young people through education.”

For more information about Teach for the Philippines visit https://teachforthephilippines.com/. To learn more about the latest grants, partnerships, programs, and events from Visa and Visa Foundation, visit: Visa.com and visafoundation.org


About Teach for the Philippines

Teach For The Philippines (TFP) works to ensure all Filipino children benefit from an inclusive, relevant, and excellent education. TFP engages with new and tenured public school teachers who have enormous potential for leadership, and provide professional development opportunities that help them become agents of change within and beyond the classroom. Through their reading, math and life skills programs, TFP also develops Filipino children who have functional literacy and who will become responsible citizens who can think critically, articulate clearly, and pursue goals that they have set for themselves, their community, and country. For more information, please visit www.teachforthephilippines.com