Giving Back The Smile to Street Children

Who We Are


Virlanie Foundation was established in 1992 by Dominique Lemay, a French social worker, with the help of his Filipino friends.

Virlanie cares for children in need of special protection - those who are among the poorest of the poor, the abandoned, abused, exploited, neglected, and orphaned.

Through its various programs and services, the foundation strives to build a better future for these children by "giving back their smiles."

Our Programs

Virlanie has various programs to respond to the needs of the children living in the Foundation, in the streets, and those living in the Virlanie-supported communities.

Our Vision

To protect and empower children for a brighter future

Our Mission

To take care of children in need of special protection towards independence-enabling, and to advocate and lobby for the rights of a child.

Our Beliefs

To achieve its Mission and Vision, Virlanie has recently focused its efforts on 0 to 12 year-old children and those with special needs. This is being done in the following Homes: Babies and Toddlers, MPCC, Masaya and Tanglaw  (0 - 12 years old) and then in Aime Home and Jade Home (special children).

Virlanie still have 2 homes for the young adults : Ella Yallah Home and Elizabeth Home.

2014 Statistics


819 total children cared for:

297 children cared for in Virlanie's 12 Homes
52 children cared for in 7 Outreach Programs


878 Individual Sponsors


111 Employees
39 Local Volunteers
76 Foreign Volunteers

Our Friends

Bérénice BEJO, Godmother of Virlanie
Bérénice actor who visited Virlanie in 2006. Touched by the stories of our children, she accepted the proposal to become the godmother of Virlanie and help promote our various projects and campaigns for our beneficiaries.

Tim YAP, Ambassador of Virlanie
Tim Yap is a well-known Filipino TV host & personality who has been supporting Virlanie Foundation for a long time, actively promoting Virlanie's campaigns, and organizing various fundraising activities for the benefit of our children. He also invites his friends to visit our homes and organize educational and fun activities for our children.

Billy CRAWFORD, Filipino artist
Billy Crawford is a Filipino-American international artist and a former Ambassador of Goodwill for Virlanie Foundation. He was a part of Virlanie's annual fundraising concert in 2008, dubbed as "Somebody Someday," which highlighted the talents of the Virlanie children.

Our Affiliations

Virlanie Foundation, Inc. is...

  • registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • licensed and accredited by the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
  • an accredited member of the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC).*
  • a partner of Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) USA.**
  • a member of the Association of Child Caring Agencies of the Philippines (ACCAP)
  • a member of the Makati City Council for the Protection of Children.
  • a member of the National Council for Social Development (NCSD)

* Virlanie is a donee institution. Local donations are tax deductible
** AFI USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to Virlanie Foundation made in the USA are tax deductible.


Contact Contact Us

4055 Yague Street, Barangay Singkamas,
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines 1204

Tel: +63 2 895 5260 and +63 2 896 2289
Fax: +63 2 895 5232