The Mariposa DR Foundation

Rating: 4.96 stars   45 reviews

Address:

309 Third Street Ithaca NY 14850 USA

Mission:

The Mariposa DR Foundation, a U.S. 501(c)3 not-for-profit, is a community-run organization that provides sustainable and creative solutions to end extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic, especially empowering girls to achieve their full potential.

Target demographics:

Adolescent girls ages 11-17 living in extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic.

Geographic areas served:

North Coast

Programs:

We have provided significant funding for the following programs. Without our support, these programs would not exist today. Our primary grantee is the mariposa foundation in cabarete dominican republic. We have funded this organization since our inception in 2009. To date this program in the dominican republic has been able to serve the needs of more than 100 girls living in poverty and their families. The mariposa foundation has daily programs that include academic tutoring, sports, art, theatre, health, environmental education and more. The program has expanded from serving just 15 girls at the beginning of 2010 to 100 in 2012. (continued on schedule o)our support has fully funded six main initiatives - academic enrichment, community engagement, experiential learning, health and wellness, international awareness and summer programs. We work with the international community especially students to fulfill our mission. In 2012 we funded the purchase of a 5,000 square meter piece of property to transform an abandoned school into the brand new mariposa center for girls. Our support of the mariposa foundation has also allowed them to partner with ceprosh, local public schools and host community events. Our work with the mariposa foundation has directly affected more than 3,000 people.

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829-578-0900
www.mariposadrfoundation.org

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Reviews for The Mariposa DR Foundation

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a member of the Advisory Board of the Mariposa DR Foundation and I am very impressed with the magnificent work that is being done in Cabarete. I am a native of Dominican Republic and believe in giving back to my native country. My values align with those of the Mariposa DR Foundation because education is one of the key components of the Foundation's programs and I believe education is the key to success.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, I have witnessed the issues and obstacles that young girls and women in the DR face as they develop and mature and try to find their role in society. Many of them never have an opportunity to even play, because they are too busy cooking and cleaning and taking care of their families. As a current member of the board for the Mariposa DR Foundation, I am proud and honored to support Tricia and the Mariposa staff and volunteers. They are offering these girls a safe and nurturing space where they can develop and grow (how we typically think youth/adolescents experience life and learn), which not only empowers them to be creative but also to think more critically. They are learning not only how to take care of themselves but also how to take chances...they are truly learning how to FLY! I highly recommend stopping by the center if you are in the Cabarete area. This is a trustworthy organization that truly invests in these girls and their communities.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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