PCSO Institutional Partnership (IP) Program

The PCSO Institutional Partnership (IP) Program stands as a key initiative by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office aimed at bolstering the capabilities of welfare agencies and charitable medical facilities throughout the nation. This financial grant program is designed with a clear purpose: to assist these organizations in broadening their charity services to cater to the medical and health necessities of the impoverished and disadvantaged segments within local communities. By offering this support, the IP Program plays a significant part in enhancing healthcare access and services, directly benefiting those who are most in need.

Targeting government agencies actively involved in healthcare and social welfare, as well as non-government organizations (NGOs) holding valid Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) accreditation, the initiative ensures a broad reach. Applicants are expected to prepare a comprehensive set of documents, including an application form, DSWD Accreditation Certificate, and a detailed project proposal among others, to qualify for the grant. This thorough process underscores the initiative’s commitment to addressing the healthcare gap highlighted by the 24.3% of Filipinos without health insurance, as reported by the Philippine Statistics Authority in 2021. With significant financial assistance, including a notable ₱1.5 million awarded to various institutions in 2023 alone, the IPP not only aligns with the “Universal Health Care Act” but also actively contributes to the government’s overarching goal of universal healthcare, ensuring a healthier future for all Filipinos.

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What is the PCSO Institutional Partnership (IP) Program?

The initiative is a financial grant designed to boost the resources of various welfare agencies and charitable medical facilities across the Philippines. Its main goal is to assist these organizations in expanding their charity services, with a significant focus on medical and health needs for the poor and disadvantaged in local communities.

Significance of the Program

The IPP helps bridge the gap in healthcare access for Filipinos, particularly the underprivileged. According to a 2021 Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) report, 24.3% of Filipinos lack health insurance, highlighting the need for alternative healthcare support systems. It addresses this by empowering welfare agencies and charitable medical facilities to expand their services. In 2023, the PCSO awarded ₱1.5 million to various institutions like the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation, which provides care for patients with facial deformities, demonstrating its direct impact on vulnerable communities. This initiative aligns with Republic Act No. 11223, also known as the “Universal Health Care Act,” which emphasizes ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare for all Filipinos. By providing financial assistance, the IP initiative contributes to government efforts and supports the goals of universal healthcare in the Philippines.

Legal Basis

The PCSO, established to generate funds for health initiatives and charities, operates under the Philippine government. The IPP is one of its initiatives aimed at fulfilling this mandate, ensuring that financial assistance reaches those institutions that extend medical and health services to the nation’s most vulnerable populations.


The benefits of the IPP are wide-ranging and impactful. By augmenting the resources of qualified institutions, the program:

  • Ensures that more indigent patients receive the medical treatment they need.
  • Supports the purchase of essential medical equipment and supplies.
  • Facilitates the implementation of comprehensive healthcare programs.
  • Covers operational expenses, enabling institutions to focus on service delivery.

Eligibility / Qualifications

Eligible applicants include:

  • Government agencies actively involved in healthcare and social welfare.
  • Non-government organizations (NGOs) that possess a valid DSWD accreditation certificate, demonstrating their commitment to social welfare and development.


To apply for the IPP, interested parties must prepare:

  • An application form.
  • A copy of their DSWD Accreditation Certificate.
  • A detailed project proposal, including a work and financial plan for government agencies or sources of fund for NGOs.
  • The latest accomplishment report to showcase past successes.
  • A liquidation report of any previous PCSO grant, if received.
  • For NGOs, SEC registration and audited financial statements for the past three years.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Benefit from the IPP

  1. Review Program Guidelines: First, visit the PCSO website to understand its objectives, eligibility criteria, and application process.
  2. Prepare Required Documents: Gather all necessary documentation, ensuring that your project proposal aligns with the program’s goals.
  3. Submit Your Application: Forward your application to the PCSO Charity Assistance Department, adhering to the guidelines provided on their platform.
  4. Wait for Evaluation: Your application will undergo a thorough review based on eligibility, relevance, capability, and sustainability.

Success Stories / Recent Updates

PCSO Supports Medical Needs of Children in Need of Special Protection in Iloilo City

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has responded to Bidlisiw’s call for assistance by granting three hundred thousand pesos through the Institutional Partnership Program (IPP). This grant aims to support the health and medical needs of 60 children enrolled in Bidilisiw Foundation’s Program or referred by partner organizations in Iloilo City. 


Institutional Partnership Program Boosts Charity Services for the Poor and Disadvantaged

The Institutional Partnership Program provides financial grants to welfare agencies and charitable medical facilities, enhancing the government’s charity services, particularly in the medical and health needs of the underprivileged. Recently, the Office granted Php 300,000.00 worth of Financial Assistance to Bahay Tuluyan Foundation Inc., an NGO in Quezon Province that supports children and youth who have experienced abuse, violence, neglect, exploitation, contact with the law, or abandonment.

PCSO Supports SOS Children’s Village Lipa Through Institutional Partnership Program Grant

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has provided support to SOS Children’s Village Lipa through its Institutional Partnership Program Grant. The virtual Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing took place on September 7, 2021, with representatives from both organizations in attendance. The grant, facilitated by the PCSO Regional Office, was officially turned over on February 15, 2022, and will help sustain the programs and services provided by SOS Children’s Village Lipa, benefiting 126 children and youth under its SOS Family-Care Program and 574 children in 144 families through the Family Strengthening Program.


Video: PCSO Prioritizes Health and Welfare Under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., has launched the Institutional Partnership Program to address societal needs and concerns. The IPP provides funding assistance to accredited social welfare and development agencies, as well as health-related foundations and agencies, to support nutritional, medical, and health interventions for specific clientele groups.



The PCSO IP Program embodies the true essence of bayanihan, providing a lifeline to institutions dedicated to the health and well-being of the Philippines’ most vulnerable. By supporting these organizations, the program not only addresses immediate medical needs but also fosters a healthier, more resilient society. Whether you represent a government agency or an NGO, if your mission aligns with the goals of the IP Program, consider applying to become a part of this transformative initiative. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of many.


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