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Working towards equitable social development in Panama

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 improve the living and housing conditions of the Panamanian community. Under guidance from the Semah-Valencia Foundation, Semah Group has carried out and supported philanthropic efforts in Panama.


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


  • Quality education

  • Accessible health care 

  • Meaningful employment that fulfills the needs of families

  • Adequate infrastructure

  • Proper housing

  • Access to art and culture for all

Initiatives we support

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.


In the search of citizen empowerment


Fundación Espacio Cívico was founded and is managed by Fundación Semah-Valencia. Its main objective is citizen empowerment and the promotion of transparency and accountability in public management, providing access to information and tools to improve citizen participation.


Our philanthropic mission can take place only within the framework of a society with strong and transparent institutions, and productive and committed citizen participation.

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