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

Entity Name About Us
Acción Callejera-Fundación Educativa, Inc.

Acción Callejera Fundación Educativa, Inc. began its work in 1989 in Santiago, in the arms of its Founding Members Manuel Bonnelly, Margarita Guzmán and Irenarco Ardila. It was created to benefit . . . street children of that time, with a program based on fundamental children’s rights. This organization then found support in civil society and many people joined to aid with its mission. Today, more than 7,400 children, adolescents and young people at high social risk in 19 communities in Santiago receive quality services through our programs, more than 4,000 members of their respective families and more than 620 key community actors and leaders. More than 12,000 people benefit from our community and prevention programs in marginalized neighborhoods.

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.


La Asociación de Damas Colombianas (ADACOL) is a private non-profit organization that was created in 2005 to aid in the development of the poorest sectors of the Dominican Republic. The institution . . . was founded in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on November 2, 2005.


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.

Cámara Americana de Comercio de la República Dominicana

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic) (AMCHAMDR) (La Cámara Americana de Comercio de la República Dominicana) is a non-profit organization comprised of 2,100 companies . . ., both Dominican and American, that seeks to empower its members to maximize the development of their potential based on three pillars – economic, professional and social – through the facilitation of access to information, opportunities, a best practices culture, respect for the rule of law and corporate social responsibility.
AMCHAMDR is the only institution of its kind with a true presence at the national level through 9 offices throughout the country: Santiago, Moca, San Francisco, La Vega, Puerto Plata, San Pedro, La Romana, Higüey y Baní.
The activities organized by AMCHAMDR are specifically designed to keep its members informed of the most important business world trends, both nationally and internationally. Through its offering of services it strives to, in addition, offer them concrete solutions and opportunities for business and professional growth that succeed in having a positive impact on the economic development of their companies and, as a consequence, of the country.

Chispa Emprendedora

CHISPA EMPRENDEDORA is an organization that is led by a group of young people. The organization Chispa Emprendedora arose out of the necessity of creating social conscience regarding the value added . . . by the entrepreneur, at the individual as well as societal level, transforming dreamers into doers who adopt a culture of entrepreneurism as their life’s work.

Compañía de Electricidad San Pedro de Macorís, S.A.

The Compañía de Electricidad de San Pedro de Macorís (CESPM) arose out of the bid emitted by the Compañía Dominicana de Electricidad (CDE) in 1997. In December of 2006, CESPM was acquired in it . . .s entirety by a consortium led by the Basic Energy Group, which began to manage the approximately 60 employees which comprised the company, as well as each of the three 100 MW combined cycle units of Siemens, for a total of 300 MW, which turned it into one of the mayor energy centers of the country. CESPM is the owner of a power purchase agreement for 20 years, which constitutes the first and only sovereign contract ratified by the Dominican National Congress.
In CESPM, Corporate Social Responsibility is a pillar of the corporate culture, and impacts everything done on the inside and outside of the company. Its Corporate Social Responsibility policy is reflected in its organizational values, its corporate ethics with which it carries out its business. and the strict compliance with the law which governs its operations.

Congregación de Santo Niño Jesús, Departamento de Dispensario Médica de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, Fe y Alegría

In 2004, the Congregation del Santo Niño Jesus, with the support of the Parrish Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, constructed a dispensary in the Batey Lechería, located in Santo Domingo West, wher . . .e approximately 450 Haitian families were living in conditions of absolute poverty. Today, the Dispensario Médica de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, Fe y Alegría (Dispensario Lechería) operates every day offering its best services to this forgotten community.

Consejo Internacional para la Promoción de la Libertad y el Desarrollo Humano Sostenible (PROLIDER)

We are a non profit organization from the Dominican Republic and registered in Mexico and Colombia. In the Dominican Republic we work with education and communication for development. We have a lit . . .eracy program in 23 regions across the country that benefits 5000 students, and more than 200 professors.