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Giving and Volunteering in the Americas

Spring 2002 | Volume I, Number 3

Table of Contents

Editor’s Letter →

by June Carolyn Erlick

Community Based Programs

Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Not-for-profit housing, teacher training, and leadership training are philanthropic goals throughout much of the Americas. At the Puerto Rico Community Foundation, we seek to achieve …

Migrant Philanthropy in Latin America

Migrant Philanthropy in Latin America

When we think of philanthropy in the United States, we might think of the photographs of the rich and famous attending fundraising dinners that appear on the society pages of The New York Times …

Corporate Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility in Latin America

Social Responsibility in Latin America

Effective involvement in social issues is essential to business, both in the United States and Latin America. In recent years, most-although certainly not everyone-increasingly agree that business …

Social Enterprise Knowledge Network

Social Enterprise Knowledge Network

When you think of how to improve the lives of the poor in Latin America, you might first think of food, education, and health. However, one of the most pressing needs–even if not as obvious–is …

Philanthropy In Mexico

Philanthropy In Mexico

Philanthropy. It is defined in the New Expanded Webster’s Dictionary as the love of man or of mankind; benevolence towards the whole human family. And a philanthropist one who exerts himself …

Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Philanthropy

Is it the government or the philanthropist that should lead the way in combating poverty? It’s an old debate, with special relevance for today’s Latin America. In his Memoir on Pauperism (1835) …

Focus on Brazil

Brazil’s Comunidade Solidária

Brazil’s Comunidade Solidária

In a dynamic, complex and unequal society such as Brazil, processes of change may take a while to mature but once unleashed they tend to move forward at an accelerated pace….

GIFE: Strengthening Civil Society

GIFE: Strengthening Civil Society

Brazilian philanthropy is not a new phenomenon. Since the Portuguese colonized Brazil as a Catholic community in the 1500s, charities have been present from the very beginning of its history. …

Giving and Volunteering

Transparencia

Transparencia

When citizens throughout the world cast their votes be it in a presidential, congressional or municipal election they are exercising a fundamental right and responsibility: to participate in …

Soccer And Youth Leadership In Peru

Soccer And Youth Leadership In Peru

It ‘s Sunday at 2 p.m. in Lima, Peru. My friends and I meet to go to the stadium, as we always do on weekends. Nobody has watches or wallets, only the white and blue striped t-shirts we have …

Option Colombia

Option Colombia

While many Colombians are desperate to escape the bombings and kidnappings that have ripped into daily life here, others want to stay, roll up their sleeves and make a difference….

Chile’s Hogar de Cristo

Chile’s Hogar de Cristo

Brazil’s culture of philanthropy developed during the 19th and the 20th centuries, ranging from the contributions of immigrant industrialists through the establishment of charitable hospitals …

Roots of Philanthropy in Latin America

Peruvian Philanthropy

Peruvian Philanthropy

English + Español
Mothers’ clubs, volunteer groups, corporate social outreach, school organizations, and even glass of milk committees? comités de vaso de leche permeate today’s Latin American philanthropic landscape …

Thinking on Philanthropy

Program on Philanthropy

Program on Philanthropy

Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations have combined forces to establish the Program on Philanthropy …

New directions in Latin American

New directions in Latin American

It was in Amsterdam in the winter of 1978 when I first came into contact with an animal that would later become a monster with multiple heads. It was a time of exile and hundreds of people were …

Miscellaneous

Photoessay: Hurricane Mitch and Disaster

Photoessay: Hurricane Mitch and Disaster

Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and volcano eruptions are all natural disasters that strike Latin America with tragic frequency. They can bring out the worst in the society-corruption, looting, greed. …

En Español

Algunos Casos en Chile

Algunos Casos en Chile

Un caso fue José Tomás Urmeneta, un empresario del siglo XIX quien, en un momento de auge del sector agroexportador chileno, en su testamento dejó asignados recursos para …

Coming and Goings

Afterword