OPF was founded in 2007 by Congressman Jesulito “Jess” Manalo as a non-profit organization with the vision of utilizing art as a tool for nation-building in the Philippines. Since 2009 the development of its art collection has been spearheaded by his son Joshua Alexander “Joey” Manalo. OPF continues to support emerging artists and a diverse range of projects from contemporary visual art to classical music.