The Semah-Valencia Foundation is a non-profit civic association created in 2018. Our general objective is to support third-party initiatives that promote education and health in Panama, and to undertake our own initiatives for the improvement of living and housing conditions for the Panamanian community. Under guidance from the Semah-Valencia Foundation, Semah Group has carried out and supported philanthropic efforts in Panama.


Semah-Valencia Foundation Directors:
Lorena Valencia, Carlos Valencia (RIP), Mónica Valencia, Claudio Valencia and Marissa Valencia.

The core of our philanthropic mission is a fairer Panama with equitable
social development

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The philanthropic goals of the
Semah-Valencia Foundation
are carried out through six channels:

  • Quality education

  • Accessible health care 

  • Meaningful employment that fulfills the needs of families

  • Adequate infrastructure

  • Proper housing

  • Access to art and culture for all

The Semah-Valencia Foundation supports the following initiatives:

The Semah-Valencia Foundation established the Espacio Cívico Foundation in 2018, with the goal of building a fairer and more transparent country. 


The Semah-Valencia Foundation has supported transparency and anti-corruption initiatives of this foundation for the development of free citizenship since 2019.


The Semah-Valencia Foundation has supported Enseña por Panamá since its founding in 2015.

The Semah-Valencia Foundation has supported JUPÁ since 2015 with the commemoration of the global movement that celebrates Good Deeds Day.

The Semah-Valencia Foundation has supported Techo since 2019 with the preparation of a report on illegal settlements in Arraiján District, Panamá Oeste.

About the Espacio Cívico Foundation:

The Espacio Cívico Foundation was founded and is managed by the Semah-Valencia Foundation. It seeks to empower citizens and promote transparency and accountability in public administration, providing access to information and tools to improve citizens’ participation.


Our philanthropic mission can only be carried out within the framework of a society that has strong and transparent institutions, with the participation of productive and committed citizens.