The Mabuhay Foundation became a Live Well San Diego Recognized Partner on June 10, 2017 during the 7th Annual Mabuhay Festival. The Mabuhay Foundation has a mission to foster a sense of community and promote pride in the Filipino cultural heritage, build collaboration and cultural understanding among Filipinos and Filipino-Americans, young and old alike. They engage, unite, build and educate the community on economy, social, health and empowerment through civic engagement, developmental programs and special projects.
The Mabuhay Foundation aligns with the Live Well San Diego vision by providing free community educational programs in promoting healthy lifestyle choices, advocating for community improvements, addressing health and safety needs, and hosting an annual health and wellness fair on Philippine Independence Day. They recognize “Community Heroes” during the Mabuhay Festival for their contributions to the community. The Mabuhay Foundation also award scholarships to graduating High School seniors for pursuing higher education. Other scholarship recipients include the Little Miss Mabuhay Philippines pageant and the Mabuhay Singing Star winners. The Mabuhay Foundation hosts the Little Miss Mabuhay Philippines pageant to promote self-awareness and develop leadership skills for girls aged 6-9. Winners are awarded a scholarship, perform community service, and become role models for the community.
The Mabuhay Foundation is committed to supporting the Live Well San Diego vision by collaborating with the network of Live Well San Diego recognized partners to achieve sustainability of safe, healthy and thriving communities.