• (+632) 8426 8402
  • ask@pef.ph
  • 69 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City


The Peace Equity Access for Community Empowerment Foundation, Inc. (also known as Peace and Equity Foundation or PEF) aspires to drive positive change in poor Filipino household communities by investing in social enterprises that will provide them with viable livelihood and better access to basic services. PEF works with partners who share this vision by developing models and best practices that will steer social enterprises to scale up. Founded in October 2001, PEF is the steward of an endowment fund and registered as a non-stock, nonprofit organization based in Quezon City, Philippines.


Self-sustaining and resilient households in partner communities.


As a steward of an endowment fund, PEF promotes socio-economic solutions, builds capacities, and fosters collaboration towards collective impact.

Our Values

  • Service orientation

    Mission of service to the poor

  • Innovation

    Seeking better ways and solutions

  • Participation

    Constructive participation of primary stakeholders

  • Accountability

    Prudent stewardship of resources

  • Transparency

    Openness to knowledge sharing and evaluations

Our Creation

PEF through the years

When the Peace Equity Access for Community Empowerment Foundation, Inc., or the Peace and Equity Foundation, was founded, the use of the word “peace” in its name was deliberate, as was “empowerment.” The idea was if Filipinos are able to take care of their families, then there will be peace.
To help make that happen became one of the missions of PEF. It was established in October 2001 with a clear mandate: To manage and preserve the value of the PhP1.3- billion endowment fund raised by the Caucus of Development NGO Networks from the issuance of the Poverty Eradication and Alleviation Certificates (PEACe Bonds).