The Henry V. Moran Foundation (THVMF) is a non-profit organization which was established in 2009 as a means of helping improve the plight of the poor through community development, education, and livelihood.
Danny Moran, second of the seven children of Henry V. Moran and Edita Moran, had been active in community development efforts for some time. He therefore broached the idea to his siblings of starting a foundation named after their late father, which would draw from the lessons, values, and ideals they had all learned from him as the basis for reaching out to the less fortunate. Thus, the Henry V. Moran Foundation (THVMF) was born.
Development Through Sports – Henry Moran had been an avid sportsman. He believed that the discipline and hard work involved in playing sports was an ideal way to develop character, skill, and self-confidence—all qualities needed to deal with real life.
It is with this philosophy, then, that the Foundation’s entry point to helping the less fortunate has been through football programs for children and teens, as well as training for football coaches. It is working with organizations such as Gawad Kalinga, Tuloy sa Don Bosco in Alabang, Manila Boys’ Town in Marikina, Nayon ng Kabataan in Mandaluyong, Football Club, Philippine Christian Foundation, Muntinlupa United Football Club, Sisters of Mary, Silang Cavite as well as with Homeless World Cups Melbourne and Milan and the Philippine Football Federation.
The Foundation’s football program has made it possible for the Philippines to send teams to the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne, Australia (2008) and Milan, Italy (2009); and to the Streetchild World Cup in Durban, South Africa (2010).
Community Development, Education, and Livelihood
At the same time, the Foundation is involved with community development and socialized housing through its Mountainville project in Binangonan, Rizal. It is now gearing up to provide education and livelihood opportunities as well for the community’s residents.