The FICS foundation was conceived in 2011. Dr. Phil Santiago was the Secretary General of FICS at the time. He had worked with incredibly talented people on the FICS board. He felt he wanted to keep them engaged once their term had completed. He also wanted to include more of the profession and have a worldwide impact. He also saw a need to help athletes, athletic events and spread the influence of chiropractic. In order to accomplish this, Dr. Santiago realized he needed to find a way to raise significant amounts of money to achieve these larger goals. Creating the FICS Foundation became the means of achieving these goals.