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Ciudad Viva

Dominica 14
Recoleta, Santiago Chile

Mission

To work for integral solutions in city planning and citizen involvement, based on transport for equality, inclusive recycling and other urban services, respect for heritage and identities, democratization of urban and regional planning, and strong empowered civil society organizations

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Most Meaningful Change

We have influenced urban planning by catalyzing powerful relationships across diverse niches in the public policy sphere. Today, many of Santiago’s different local governments are led by politicians who have formally cooperated on our Citizens Agenda for Inclusive, Green, Socially Just Cities, and a former foundation president is mayor of one of the most emblematic local governments, Providencia. Another former president now works on community-based research projects in one of our most prestigious transport engineering departments, and other leaders are active in both university and community spheres. We are generating new knowledge and change in city planning and city systems.

2000 Year Founded
$30,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

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Population Area Served

6,000,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCiudad Viva
Address 1Dominica 14
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownRecoleta
State / RegionSantiago
ZIP / Postal CodeDid not answer
CountryChile
ContinentSouth 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
Phone56-2-2737 3072
Emaillake@sagaris.cl
Websitewww.ciudadviva.cl
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Magda Morel, executive director
Primary Contact’s NameLake Sagaris
Primary Contact’s PositionAdvisor, former president
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2000
Mission StatementTo work for integral solutions in city planning and citizen involvement, based on transport for equality, inclusive recycling and other urban services, respect for heritage and identities, democratization of urban and regional planning, and strong empowered civil society organizations
Organization DescriptionOther
Other DescriptionCitizen-led urban planning organization
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced6,000,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Board Members9
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$150,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$140,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$30,000
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 YearsStayed about the same
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsNo role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a centrally important role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyFair amount of time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingImportant but not central
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsSlightly important
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentSlightly important
Serving donor needsSlightly important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communitySlightly important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyNot important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLittle
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLittle
Human rightsLot
International relationsFair amount
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentFair amount
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLittle
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLot
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOften
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffOccasionally
ResearchOften
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsOften
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyOften
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting much better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsGetting better
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 much better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting much better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationNo change
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeSome important achievements
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 policiesSome important achievements
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
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 equitySome important achievements
Charitable giving through the community foundationDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDo not work in this sphere
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLot
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsHelpful
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
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 peopleYes
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 environmentVery important
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe have influenced urban planning by catalyzing powerful relationships across diverse niches in the public policy sphere. Today, many of Santiago’s different local governments are led by politicians who have formally cooperated on our Citizens Agenda for Inclusive, Green, Socially Just Cities, and a former foundation president is mayor of one of the most emblematic local governments, Providencia. Another former president now works on community-based research projects in one of our most prestigious transport engineering departments, and other leaders are active in both university and community spheres. We are generating new knowledge and change in city planning and city systems.
 

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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

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