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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Rating: 5 stars  

I was first introduced to the incredible work of the Mariposa Foundation when my daughter volunteered through Middlebury College. As she became more involved, so did my interest in supporting their work through my personal donations. I had the privilege to visit in March 2015 and see the facility, meet the staff and girls. Wholeheartedly, I endorse the core mission of breaking the generational cycle of poverty by focusing on girls...and the Mariposa Foundation is doing it right. Be confident that your donation will change lives, and perhaps, the world!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Inspiring, valued, cutting-edge, holistic, and highly impactful education for girls and women. Making a daily difference in reducing global poverty and increasing human understanding. The only foundation in Cabarete, DR with such a wide, informed vision and scope. I will continue to support and donate to these awe-inspiring programs.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

A friend of mine is a teacher here and gives regular updates on the Foundation's activities with the girls via her blog. My favorite updates are the ones featuring a girl from a previous year at Mariposa. Reading about their accomplishments big and small really brings home the impact these selfless volunteers have in the community.

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As the father of a volunteer I have first hand knowledge of the benefits of my donation. My daughter volunteered for the first time during the summer of 2009 to act as a summer camp leader. She returned the following summer and decided that she would like to spend the year. When I learned of her desire I know I needed to check the foundation out. My family visited Aug of 2011 and saw firsthand the dedication and benefits of the foundation and the programs provided to the young ladies. The funds that my wife and I provide are all put to good use and well spent.

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