Profiles

Fundación Comunitaria Oaxaca

Alonso García Bravo 103, Fraccionamiento Villa de Antequera
Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca 68020
Mexico

Mission

To promote social participation in and out of Oaxaca to improve the welfare and quality of life of vulnerable population groups and those marginalized in the Oaxacan community, through initiatives that generate fundamental and lasting changes

Most Meaningful Change

The most meaningful change we have made in our community is nurturing the idea of working for what you want or need. We help people achieve their dreams through training and support, and show them that they can accomplish their goals by themselves.

1996 Year Founded
$3,785 Endowment Value
$1,000,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

 Suggest an Update


Last Updated: 09.19.14

Population Area Served

2,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationFundación Comunitaria Oaxaca
Address 1Alonso García Bravo 103, Fraccionamiento Villa de Antequera
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownOaxaca de Juárez
State / RegionOaxaca
ZIP / Postal Code68020
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
Phone529511336045
Emailfernanda.mendez@fundacion-oaxaca.org
Websitewww.fundacion-oaxaca.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Luis Ruiz Saucedo, General Manager
Primary Contact’s NameMaría Méndez
Primary Contact’s PositionTechnical Secretariat
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1996
Mission StatementTo promote social participation in and out of Oaxaca to improve the welfare and quality of life of vulnerable population groups and those marginalized in the Oaxacan community, through initiatives that generate fundamental and lasting changes
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced2,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)13
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Board Members12
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,000,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$609,832
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$100,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$1,000,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$3,785
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 centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a slight role
Grassroots activismPlayed a slight role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyVery little time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationSlightly important
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversitySlightly important
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsImportant but not central
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
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
EnvironmentLot
HealthNot at all
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsFair amount
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenNot at all
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernRarely
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOften
Providing space for local organizationsRarely
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingNever
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting better
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting much better
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
PovertyMuch achievement
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Social position of marginalized groupsMuch achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityMuch achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsMuch achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityMuch achievement
Gender equityMuch achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsHelpful
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesNo
Have local people represented on our boardNo
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleNo
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsThe most meaningful change we have made in our community is nurturing the idea of working for what you want or need. We help people achieve their dreams through training and support, and show them that they can accomplish their goals by themselves.
 

Suggest an Update

Submit any additional information, updates or changes to your profile. Completed sections are indicated with a green check mark. Submissions will be emailed to your foundation’s contact email for approval before being published. Thank you for taking time to suggest an update!

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

×