Exempli Gratia, which literally means “for the sake of example”, is a movement of ordinary individuals (mostly young professionals, entrepreneurs, and students) who are committed to sharing their passion, time, and resources in the service of helping communities.
Through its Health, Education, Livelihood, and Preparedness (H.E.L.P.) Program, the Exempli Gratia Foundation (EGF) contributes to nation building by shaping productive and responsible individuals whose mission is to transform one community at a time. EGF builds social bridges that enable key stakeholders in a given area to gather the bricks needed for community and nation building.
Supporting the EGF Core Program is the Socially Motivated Individuals Leading by Example (SMILE) Project, which best describes the EGF’s membership profile. The SMILE Project seeks to inspire more and more ordinary individuals, especially young leaders and students all over the country, to contribute to nation building. The SMILE Project is EGF’s way of honoring the late statesman Sec. Jesse M. Robredo. Robredo and EGF Founder Ronald ‘Bong’ Rodriguez, together with EGF co-founders Atty. Manny Diaz, Tony Hing, Sigfredo Rivera, Jojo Mendoza, and Dave Peralta, started the Bayanihan ni Noy and Bicolano ni Noy movements in December 2009. The movements eventually evolved into Exempli Gratia, Inc. in 2010.
Now a full-fledged foundation, the EGF has served various communities in Caloocan, Calumpit & Hagonoy in Bulacan, Bacoor and Kawit in Cavite, Bula, Caramoan, Gainza, Magarao, Sabang, and Tigaon in Camarines Sur, Cotabato City in Mindanao, Iriga City, Isabela Province, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Palawan, Paranaque City, Rodriguez in Rizal Province, Taguig City, Valenzuela City, Quezon City, Bohol, Matarinao in Eastern Samar, Tacloban, and Naga City so far.
For inquiries, you may contact:
Raynor Rodriguez, EGF Program Coordinator
Micci Lopez, EGF Program Coordinator