The Foundation for the Philippine Environment was established on January 15, 1992 to help mitigate the destruction of Philippine’s natural resources. FPE was created through a process of nationwide consultations with 334 Philippine non-government organizations (NGOs) and people’s organizations (POs) and 24 academic institutions. The Philippine NGOs and POs took the lead in conceptualizing and organizing FPE and its subsequent program directions. The collective efforts of the Philippine and the United States government agencies and NGOs paved the way for the funding of FPE, making it the first grant-making institution for the environment in the Philippines.