Below please find a list of organizations focusing on Children & Youth in the Dominican Republic.

Entity Name About Us
DREAM Project

The DREAM Project became a formally recognized U.S. Section 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2002, but the groundwork was laid in 1995 when a group of Dartmouth students came to the Dominican Republic for a seme . . .ster to volunteer in two Cabarete public schools. With the help of local and foreign supporters, DREAM began building classrooms, libraries, computer labs and modern bathrooms in the local schools. Tourists began to bring down books and school supplies and contributed computers and funds to operate our then small programs. The word got out and increasing numbers of student volunteers began coming down for a year at a time. DREAM then moved on to building entire new schools, greatly expanding our reach. In 2006, DREAM Project because a legally constituted Dominican non-profit organization. DREAM has since grown into a major success run by a paid local staff of more than 40 Dominicans, four expatriates and numerous volunteers from all over the globe. Every year, DREAM helps more than 4,500 children receive a better education through its 15 programs in 15 different communities, affecting the lives of over 7,000 community members. DREAM’s programs focus on early childhood education, high quality primary education, holistic youth development, and arts, culture and community enrichment.

Escuela Hogar Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

In 1954, a boy was arrested for stealing from the poor box of a small church in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. The young priest in charge, Father William Wasson of the United States, was unwilling to p . . .ress charges against this “thief.” Instead, he asked for custody of the boy. One week later, the judge sent him eight more homeless boys. By year’s end, 32 boys were in residence and Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos™ (NPH), Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters,” was born. Over 20,100 children have grown up in the NPH family, which now operates homes in eight additional countries: Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Bolivia. In the Dominican Republic, Escuela Hogar Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos has been operating as a non-profit organization since 2003, and runs a home in San Pedro de Macoris for 232 children. In addition to living in a safe, loving home environment, the children also attend a semi-private school on site, and receive medical and dental assistance.

Eternally Cherished

Eternally Cherished was founded in October 2014. It is Eternally Cherished’s mission to encourage, empower, and employ girls and women in the Dominican Republic.

Fundación Abriendo Camino

The Fundacion Abriendo Camino (FAC) is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of children in the marginalized neighborhood of Villas Agricolas, in northern Santo Domingo, Dominican Re . . .public.

Fundación Alianza De Corazones, Inc.

The Fundación Alianza de Corazones, Inc. is duly incorporated and was registered in August of 2008 as a non-profit association. Its principal mission is to support the Guardería (Day Care) “San . . .Martin de Porres,” located in the yard of a church with the same name, in the sector of Villa Marina, Los Rios. Currently, each day the Guarderia takes care of 50 children of limited economic resources, with ages ranging from 3 – 6 years, who are helped by a staff trained in early education. In addition, they are offered a balanced diet (breakfast, snack and lunch), medical and psychological attention, in an adequate and familiar environment.

Fundación Amigos Contra el Cáncer Infantil

La Fundación Amigos Contra el Cáncer Infantil (FACCI) is a non-profit organization that was born in 2004 to provide help to children of limited economic means who are suffering from cancer and who . . .are being treated at the Hospital Infantil Robert Reid Cabral. FACCI has constructed, remodeled and maintains the Hospital’s different oncology areas. In May of 2014, Casa FACCI was inaugurated, a place where children with cancer who live in the interior of the country can stay for free while they are receiving their treatments.

Fundación ANSPAC

The Asociación Nacional Pro Superación Personal (ANSPAC) is a non-profit organization organized in accordance with the laws of the Dominican Republic. It was started on February 14, 2000 and was i . . .ncorporated by Presidential Decree No. 949-02 on December 16, 2002. ANSPAC is an education and community-oriented foundation which seeks to empower women as the pillars of their families. It is affiliated with ANSPAC International, based in Mexico.

Fundación Budista TZU CHI

La Fundación Budista Tzu Chi (TZUCHI), established by Dharma Master Cheng Yen in 1966 in Taiwan with the help of thirty housewives each saving fifty cents whenever she could, today works with chari . . .table, educational, health, cultural and environmental missions. Wishing that every day the world would suffer fewer disasters and that society would be full of peace and harmony.

Fundación Corazón Del Siervo

Drs. Francisco and Diane Sabado have been living in the Dominican Republic since the fall of 1995 when they moved there to study medicine. Their vision is to create an environment of collaboration a . . .nd cooperation among all those who seek to advance the common good in the Dominican Republic, and to provide home care for children and adults facing terminal illness. Their dream is to see a hospice and palliative medicine specialty recognized by the medical community in the Dominican Republic and a hospice home established for children and adults that would provide a place to continue living as they face death. In addition, FCDS is involved in community development in garbage dumps and migrant communities in the Dominican Republic.

Fundación Entre Nosotros Y Mañana Los Niños

In the month of October of the year 2001, Jaclyn Krieg, with her own funds, opened the first house to receive boys from the streets of Boca Chica, near Santo Domingo. Several years later a second ho . . .use opened, which allowed more than 30 boys to be taken in. To assure its sustainability, Jacklyn Krieg founded Fundación ENED (Entre Nosotros y Mañana Los Niños) in 2002. This united front brings together private groups, associations, companies and clubs to finance the two houses by means of sponsorships and donations. However, additional funding is constantly sought to cover the maintenance and operation costs of the two houses.
We want to give the boys living in our Project the opportunity to freely choose their future and offer them a home where they can receive the basic necessities for their development: food, clothes, lodging and above all love, health and education.