Corazon De Vida Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   80 reviews


1820 E Garry Ave Santa Ana CA 92705 USA


To improve the lives and living conditions of orphaned and abandoned children in Baja. To help provide hope and opportunity for accomplishment.

Target demographics:

Financial support for children living in orphanages in Baja, Mexico. Volunteer opportunities for teens and adults in the US.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 700 children


Life sustaining support: through this program Corazon de Vida foundation provides assistance for the basic necessities of life - drinking water, gas/propane and electricity as well as fresh fruits, vegetables, protein and dairy to ensure a nutritious diet. We believe that every child's life is valued and holds the same potential, excitement and opportunity as any other life. It is up to us to work together to make sure our care transforms into each child's hope for the future.

quality of life improvement: through this program, Corazon de Vida foundation provides assistance for medical and dental services, to include organizing medical and dental missions to ensure basic health. Other improvements include facilities improvements to ensure safety and well being and volunteer visits to provide the much needed love and attention.

education: through this program, Corazon de Vida foundation provides assistance with primary, jr. High and high school expenses such as uniforms, registration fees and tuition. The program also covers career education and tutoring as well as university tuition and expenses. Our aim is to provide teens aging out of the orphanage system with the skills necessary to become productive members of their communities.

management and fundraising expenses

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Reviews for Corazon De Vida Foundation

Rating: 5 stars  

This is an organization the provides and brings people together to help our most vulnerable...the children. The trips are very organized and helps to some people that have never been to Tijuana do it in a safe and group like environment but for me that I have volunteered with several other organization, the opportunity to do more. I'm so grateful that this non-profit exists and I'm looking forward to getting even more involved with them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful experience. Big thank you to George for making everything flow so smoothly. Meeting those children was a dream! What angels...

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an organization that really makes a difference. Incredibly low overhead so you know almost every dollar you donate goes to the cause. The orphanages in Mexico are all private homes that get no government support yet the government sets the standards for care and has the right to shut them down. Without Corazon de Vida, these kids would have no where to go. The organization provides donors with the opportunity to visit a home every month, visit with the children -- so many who just want to be held or hold a hand. A visit will change your perspective and will make such a difference to several children.

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I have been involved with Corazon de Vida for the last 2 years and everyone in this organization is incredible: the founder and the management staff all do this for the right reasons! The non profit is truly transparent and you know exactly where your money goes. The cause is extremely valuable and the kids are fantastic. They all need love and care and it feels incredibly good to be able to provide them with a place to grow safely. They are also very strong on pushing these kids to be educated by locating sponsors and paying for their education after they turn 18. All in all, it's an amazing organization that deserves 5 stars!

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I was first made aware about Corazon de Vida over 5 years ago through word of mouth within my alumni club - University of Notre Dame. I had expressed interest on volunteering with an organization that helps children. The 1st visit still resonates with me. I didn't know what to expect and didn't know much about the organization and its impact it has on the orphaned children of Baja. What makes this non profit so unique is that it's founder was in the exact same situation as these children that it helps. She also grew up in one of the orphanages in Baja. Her success and generosity in creating an organization to help other children growing up the way she did is a positive reminder to the children it helps that there is hope and there are people that care for them. Today I'm not just a volunteer, I'm also a donor and enjoy doing what I can to raise money for CDV. The fact that such a small org can help over 720 kids is amazing. I love the kids as if they were my own. In fact my son was named like one of the kids we love visiting. He knows that too so when my son visits, big Diego takes my little Diego by the hand and in my heart they are brothers. All children are blessings from God and all deserve the best in life. CDV is doing what they can to give them a better life. Spread the message on what they do so that so that more children can realize their dreams too

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