The MSY Charitable Foundation is an NGO established in 1992, and its initial concerns was health centers in out-of-the-way barangays around Cebu province, where medical missions were done with volunteer doctors, nurses and dentists. The MSY Foundation’s scope also supported learning centers, repairing schools, constructing comfort rooms, and granting scholarships to poor deserving students from grade school to college.
For over a decade now, has been hosting Operation Smile in Cebu. Operation Smile was founded in 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia USA by doctors Bill & Kathy Magee to provide provide free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. To date it has changed the lives of over 2, 000 children in Cebu and neighboring areas.
In early 2008 MSY Foundation & Operation Smile began work on a 2,000 square meter building near Vicente Sotto Medical Hospital, that will provide treatment for the young & old Filipinos with deformities. The Province of Cebu, through its Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, has agreed to provide the land & fund the cost of the building.