Below please find a list of organizations focusing on Community Development in the Dominican Republic.

Entity Name About Us
Consorcio Energético Punta Cana–Macao, S. A

The Consorcio Energético Punta Cana–Macao, S. A. (CEPM) is an electric energy generation, distribution and commercialization company which currently has 198.95 MW of installed capacity with which . . .it supplies energy through its 12.8 kms. of high, medium and low tension networks to more than 60% of the national hotel offerings divided in approximately 40,000 hotel rooms and more than 21,000 residential, commercial and industrial clients, acting as a fundamental proponent of tourism development in the region.
In the region in which it operates, CEPM implements Corporate Social Responsibility programs in the areas of Environmental Education and Orientation, Community Development and Company-Community relations.

Dispensario Médico Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Dispensario Médico Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is an institution that receives everyone who seeks help without regard to their means.

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.

Fondo Ecuménico de Prestamos de la República Dominicana

Eclof Dominicana is a microfinance institution that offers assistance to productive entities that need to finance their commercial activities.

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 De Corazón a Corazón Dominicana

Fundación De Corazón a Corazón is a non-profit organization, legally incorporated in 2007. In 2010, the project Una Mano Amigo was born, with the sole goal of promoting holistic developmen . . .t and growth in the communities that they serve. Their work is focused on vocational education which is completely free, with Cutting and Sewing, Jewelry, Computer, Gardening, Baking and Painting Workshops. In addition, they offer a literacy program for children and adults.

Fundación Dominicana de Desarrollo, Inc.

La Fundación Dominicana de Desarrollo, Inc. (FDD) arose as a development initiative of a group of Dominican businesspeople who were looking to break the paternalistic culture of hand-outs that predo . . .minated in the country. Over several decades FDD has promoted the modern concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, emphasizing the relevance of sustainable development, as well as social, economic and community services and projects. In 1982, the Foundation was once again a pioneer with the introduction of micro financing in the Dominican Republic. Today, it continues offering credit services and training to low income women and men in our society, in such a way that they may expand and develop their personal and familiar autonomy, reaching higher levels of human development. It is for this that FDD assumes with passion and professionalism its commitment to “change lives, creating businesses.”

Fundación La Merced

La Fundación La Merced was born 7 years ago with the goal of providing a more dignified life to children and adolescents, freeing them from child labor and teaching them about their rights. La Fund . . .ación was born from the raising of consciousness among a group of people from the community who were worried about the extremely dangerous situation of shoeshine boys of the area. In a spontaneous manner they organized to provide assistance. Little by little, a team of volunteers started forming and began organizing activities according to the observed needs. Since then, the team has strengthened and formalized, explanding the areas of intervention in order to offer a systemic response to these problems. The activities are based on a rights-focused community work. The interventions are made in the following areas: Education, Recreation, Nutrition, Health, Social Work, Legal Assistance, Raising Awareness and in response to Incidents .