Below please find a list of organizations focusing on Human Rights in the Dominican Republic.

Entity Name About Us
Fundación Centro Nuestra Esperanza

The Fundación Centro Nuestra Esperanza, a project of the Religiosas Oblatas del Santísimo Redentor, is dedicated to promoting the dignity and rights of girls, adolescents and women who have been v . . .ictims of the slavery of prostitution, who are marginalized and excluded from society which renders them invisible, denying them access to health care, education and dignified employment opportunities.

Fundación Francina Hungría

To work for equal rights for the visually impaired in the Dominican Republic.

Fundación Hogar de Niñas MADELAES

The Fundación Hogar de Niñas MADALAES strives to provide a home to girls who are orphans, abandoned or from extremely impoverished homes. It began in the year 1995, with the taking in of two girl . . .s into a rented house. At that time, the foundation had only its vocation of service and its unbreakable faith in a merciful God. With the help it received from individuals and institutions, both local and international, the foundation obtained land and built an actual home. Its family has been growing so that today it has 49 girls and young women between the ages of 6 months and 25 years of age (university students),

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 .

Fundación Manos Unidas por Autismo

La Fundación Manos Unidas por Autismo is a non-profit organization that arose from the initiative of families united by the same vision and needs. Currently, we have a Center where we offer differe . . .nt types of assistance, in order to offer our families and their children our services in the integral manner that they deserve.

Fundación para el Desarrollo Comunitario, Save the Children Dominicana, Inc.

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. Established in the United King . . .dom in 1919, Save the Children seeks to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. Save the Children began its work in the Dominican Republic in 1972, in the Community of Loma de Cabrera near the Haitian border. In 1976, Fundación para el Desarrollo Comunitario (FUDECO), also known as Save the Children Dominicana, Inc., was established, and today has projects in eight Dominican provinces.

Fundación Popular, Inc.

Fundación Popular, Inc. is the social agenda arm of Grupo Popular and its affiliates and works in the area of economic, social and environmental sustainability policies. It also strengthens other f . . .oundations and social organizations in the Dominican Republic which promote sustainability initiatives in favor of the social, economic and environmental growth of the nation.
As a corporate foundation, Fundación Popular operates as a guarantor of the other social responsibility actions of Grupo Popular and its affiliates, through Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), as a fundamental part of the Sustainable Action Model.


La Fundación Pro Bono RD, Inc. –ProBonoRD,, is a not-for-profit institution organized and constituted in conformity with the laws of the Dominican Republic . The Foundation is a . . .member of the Pro Bono Network of the Americas directed by the Cyrus Vance Center and the Pro Bono Foundation Chile and the work performed by the signatory offices to the Declaration Pro Bono of the Americas .

Fundación Redes Micaela

Fundación Redes Micaela is a united front which lends a hand to young women who have been victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, as well as to their families. Created in Santo Domingo on J . . .une 18, 2015, it is the fruit of the common interest and commitment of various individuals who support the social work of the Religiosas Adoratrices in the Dominican Republic.
Its activities are wide-ranging:
-support in the training and financing of projects regarding insertion in the labor market.
-participation in events and forum that promote non-profit organizations through the sale of articles made in the workshops.
- creation of a video presentation of the Fundación Redes Micaela.
- strengthening of an artisanal workshop program in Santiago.

Fundación Vida sin Violencia, Inc.

La Fundación Vida sin Violencia Inc. (FVSV) is a non profit institution that was incorporated by resolution 0020/2009, issued by the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic in conformity with Law . . . 122-05, which works to prevent domestic and gender violence in the National District. La Fundación Vida sin Violencia Inc. arose from the will of a group of citizens who, after understanding the role that psychological help offered by the Center for Attention to Survivors of Violence can have in achieving physical, emotional, moral and social recuperation of victims, began to unite with the primary goal of forming a group of volunteers to help this branch of the National Prosecutor’s Office. After later receiving training on this grave social problem, they believed that there was a need to promote this type of prevention and decided to become legally incorporated.