The Friends of the University of the Philippines Foundation in America (Friends of UP) is a non-profit

organization incorporated in California in 1982. Friends of UP is recognized as a charity as defined by

the US Internal Revenue Code section 501©(3).

The objectives of Friends of UP are:

  • To promote the growth and development of collegiate and graduate education and scholarship;
  • To foster better understanding and promote good relations between Philippine educational organizations and institutions, and similar United States institutions;
  • To develop such programs, projects, and other activities that will enhance the quality of education and learning in the Philippines and the United States; and
  • To help provide financial and technical assistance to institutions and organizations by way of direct or indirect monetary donations and other forms of support, including without limitation, soliciting the donations of books, journals, and equipment; arranging for scholarships, study and research grants; and inviting prominent educators to visit the Philippines and the United States to lecture or participate in appropriate study of training programs.