CFSI has “Special Consultative Status” with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York. CFSI has been a member of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies  (ICVA) since 2003 and was re-elected in March 2015 to the Board of ICVA for its third, consecutive three-year term.

In March 2009, CFSI became the 30th Member of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) which in 2015 merged with People in Aid to become CHS Alliance.

At the regional level, CFSI is a member of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) and the Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Network (ADDRN) – the first focused on human rights and the latter a combination of humanitarian action and development.

In the Philippines, CFSI is a member of the Association of Foundations (AF), the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC), and the Philippine International NGO Network (PINGON). CFSI is also a member of a variety of local networks, such as the Pasay City Network for the Protection of Children (PCNPC), and helped establish the HIV/AIDS Coordinating Council of Palawan.

CFSI is registered as a non-profit organization with the Philippine Government’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Further, CFSI is certified, at the highest level, by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) as a “donee institution.” CFSI is accredited and licensed, for nationwide operations, by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and, in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), by DSWD-ARMM. CFSI is also accredited for training in social work by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC).