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Comunidar Foundation

Prolongación Dr. Cantú 2600, L-3, Colonia Los Doctores
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon 64710
Mexico

Mission

To provide opportunities for individuals and organizations interested in the development of Monterrey to improve the quality of life for present and future generations

Most Meaningful Change

We have helped to mobilize and attract economic resources to the social sector that did not exist before.

2012 Year Founded

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Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

4,036,112

Identifying Information
OrganizationComunidar Foundation
Address 1Prolongación Dr. Cantú 2600, L-3, Colonia Los Doctores
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownMonterrey
State / RegionNuevo Leon
ZIP / Postal Code64710
CountryMexico
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone5281197210911
Emailcontacto@comunidar.org
Websitewww.comunidar.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Erika Laveaga Bermudez, Director
Primary Contact’s NameMariana Sandoval
Primary Contact’s PositionSocial Investment Projects Coordinator
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2012
Mission StatementTo provide opportunities for individuals and organizations interested in the development of Monterrey to improve the quality of life for present and future generations
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced4,036,112
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)2
Total Board Members8
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$76,323
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$7,014
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a slight role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed an important role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingImportant but not central
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationSlightly important
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityImportant but not central
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureNot at all
EducationLot
EnvironmentNot at all
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLittle
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingFair amount
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernNever
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentNever
Leadership developmentRarely
InternshipsOften
Providing space for local organizationsRarely
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentGetting worse
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesSome important achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsSome important achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesMuch achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesA few small achievements
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsSome important achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityMuch achievement
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingMuch achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsNot at all
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workNo
Local people control what our organization doesNo
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersNo
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentVery important
More volunteersNeither important nor unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceVery important
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe have helped to mobilize and attract economic resources to the social sector that did not exist before.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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