Below please find a list of organizations focusing on Arts & Culture in the Dominican Republic.

Entity Name About Us
Asociación Casa Abierta, Inc.

Casa Abierta is the first Dominican institution (since 1974) dedicated to aiding Dominican society in the prevention and treatment of the problematic use of psychoactive substances.

Asociación Club Nuevo Ambiente, Inc.

Asoclubnuam, founded on August 9, 1987, as a simple sports club, has been adapting itself to the needs of the sector. It has acquired legal status and defined its scope of action and line of work, n . . .ow not being just for sports, but also for education, health, culture, environment and sports. Currently, it works in all of these areas, but with an emphasis on adolescents, sexual and reproductive health, and teen pregnancy, utilizing youth networks with pair and theater strategies in order to expose the adolescents and youth to the problems of violence based on gender, gender inequality, and the prevention of teen pregnancy.


ADEMI is a private non-profit institution, that is neither political nor religious, which was created by Presidential Decree No. 745 of February 11, 1983, by virtue of Law 520 of July 26, 1920, relat . . .ing to organizations with a social interest.
It was founded by Mr. Camilo Lluberes H., together with the national private sector, as a response to the need to address the prevailing problems of unemployment and underemployment in the country.
It started its operations in 1983 in the marginalized neighborhoods of the city of Santo Domingo, with the principal objective to create and strengthen employment through financial and managerial assistance to micro and small enterprises that operate in this urban area. Afterwards, on the initiative of groups and provincial organizations from different regions of the country, it began to extend its program throughout the entire national territory.
In 1988, the Monetary Board approved a license to carry out banking operations as Banco de Desarrollo at the same time that it opened its doors as Banco Ademi. At this moment, ADEMI because the social arm of Banco Ademi.

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.

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 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 IOMG

The Fundación IOMG was founded in 2008 to promote independent thought and the formulation of strategies with respect to legal aspects related to the development of the Dominican Republic.
It arose a . . .s the initiative of a group of professionals and academics who saw the need to strengthen higher education in the country, believing it appropriate to created a foundation dedicated to fostering the development of general education, in the fields of research and formation through through the establishment and support of entities that promote it.
The INSTITUTO OMG (IOMG) was FIOMG’s first initiative to foment research and teaching, constituting an Institute Specializing in Research and Formation in Legal Sciences. It was accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología (CONESCYT) in November of 2010 and began its programs in 2012.

Fundación José Ignacio Morales, Inc.

The Fundación José Ignacio Morales, Inc. (el “Artístico”), a Dominican non-profit organization founded on January 13, 2007, is dedicated to the formation of children and the technical, artisti . . .c and job training of youth, adults, and individuals with different abilities of scarce economic resources. It arose from an idea of Mr. Jose Ignacio Morales, founder and owner of Decoraciones Metálica, S.A., who began this altruistic initiative with young people who wash windows, shine shoes and sell things in the streets, inviting them to learn a trade in his workshop Decoración Metálica El Artístico. Thus, the foundation and school “El Artístico” was founded, which offers workshops, programs and other activities. It has been recognized by the national system of schools without cost by the Secretary of State of Culture, offering training in areas such as handicrafts, metalworking, drawing and painting, clothing manufacturing, interior decoration, fashion design, decorative metals, belly dance, among other things, and also offers its services in a variety of activities promoting health, community consultation and the preservation of the historical- cultural record of the community.

Fundación Manos Samaritanas

Created on November 6, 2014, in the principal municipality of El Seibo Province “the day of the constitution of the Dominican Republic,” as the idea of newscaster and marketing specialist Félix . . .Calderón, Fundación Manos Samaritanas has the sole goal of fighting for and with the most vulnerable sectors of society, to change lives. It is a non-profit organization, inspired by individuals without economic resources.
History: On August 19, 2013, I had an accident in which I lost one of my legs and each time that I had to visit my doctor, I appreciated the treatment of the dispossessed, making me think that all institutions should be equal (Félix Calderón).
: We work each day on education, giving our community technical courses for professional development, in different areas such as: English, painting, and computers. And now we are beginning to work in 2017 on accounting, refrigeration, advanced residential electricity, sales, and entrepreneurship, among others in collaboration with INFOTEP.
: We periodically carry out medical missions, and try to be a helping hand to those who are sick by the means within our reach, such as: medicine, wheel chairs, pins for broken legs, support to the last minute, with the support of medical friends as well as from public and private institutions.
Housing: We collaborate to attach roofs and reconstruct houses so that extremely poor families may have a dignified home.
Donations: We deliver baskets with basic foodstuffs, notebooks, pencils, clothes, shoes, and medicine; provide support to students who need to print out school/university assignments, as well as give them access to our institution’s computers for their academic use, etc.; offer talks and lectures through diverse programs and films in the neighborhoods and education centers, where we project through projects and sound, motivating them to be diligent in their studies, have dreams, not engage in age-inappropriate relationships, avoid teenage pregnancy and diseases, and fight for a clear, precise and collective goal.

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.