Profile and Pattern of Philanthropy from Canada to the Philippines

This case study, led by Geoffrey Ducanes and Philip Kelly will profile donors (Filipino organizations and individuals) from Canada and beneficiaries in the Philippines using interviews in both the Philippines and Canada as well as analysis of available data.  In particular, this study will make extensive use of the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) data collected by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO).

LINKAPIL is a program spearheaded by CFO that is designed to facilitate the transfer of various forms of assistance from Filipinos or other donors overseas to support projects in livelihood development, education, health and welfare, small-scale infrastructure, and technology and skills transfer.  The LINKAPIL data contains information on donors and beneficiaries, and the type and monetary value of the donations from 1990 to 2014.

By analyzing data sets and conducting interviews, the study will examine the pattern of donations coursed through LINKAPIL including motivations for giving and transnational relationships.  As part of its goals, the study hopes to come up with policy recommendations as to how the system of philanthropy from Canada to the Philippines can be improved.