ABOUT GIVE TO COLOMBIA (G2C)
With fifteen years of experience in the Colombian social sector, Give to Colombia (G2C) has become an intelligence hub for non-profit entities, ensuring that our donors get the most return for their investment. Based in the United States, with a remote task force in Colombia, G2C creates, promotes and facilitates alliances between international donors and Colombian grassroots organizations, optimizing the social impact of private and institutional donors’ investments in the social sector. To do so, Give to Colombia selects and partners with local foundations to implement high impact social projects, ensuring that they comply with the donors’ standards of reporting, accountability and effectiveness.
Our broad range of projects, access to any Colombian sector, and versatile model as an umbrella organization places us among the most knowledgeable of Colombian NGOs. Some of our partners include Levi Strauss Foundation, Inter-American Development Bank, Goldman Sachs & Co., SABMiller, Diageo, Cisco Systems and Motorola Solutions Foundation, among others.
Give to Colombia is an organization whose mission is to increase the flow of international donations and provide enduring, scalable and sustainable solutions to Colombia’s most vulnerable populations. Our model has been successful because we are not merely an intermediary, but we also advise our donors on how to give effectively in order to maximize the return on their social investment.
Moreover, our work begins with an assessment of the needs and inclinations of our donors. We offer advising services to the donor in order to ensure that their social investment benefits initiatives that are tailored to them. We maintain a portfolio of initiatives by local foundations focused in our four main focus areas: education, economic development, water and sanitation and the environment. Initiatives are chosen based on criteria related to their operational and administrative capacity, and their ability to efficiently manage resources while guaranteeing transparency. To select these foundations, we perform a due diligence process in which we thoroughly revise legal and financial documents of our potential partners.
Furthermore, through our Transforming Philanthropy initiative, we offer individuals and their families consulting services with the aim of promoting and facilitating collaborative and strategic social investment among Colombia’s leading families. The Transforming Philanthropy initiative includes regional seminars during which participants explore innovative approaches to maximize the social impact of their investments and achieve sustainability.
As of 2017, G2C has developed 510 high impact social projects, served 500.000 direct beneficiaries and raised nearly US$ 25 million in order to accomplish its mission of increasing the flow of international donations and provide enduring, scalable, and sustainable solutions to Colombia's most vulnerable populations.
We are a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to increase the flow of international donations and provide enduring, scalable, and sustainable solutions to Colombia's and Latin America's most vulnerable populations. Based in the United States and with offices in Colombia, it creates, promotes, and facilitates alliances between international donors and Colombian grassroot organizations, optimizing the social impact of private and institutional donors' investments in the social sector. To do so, Give to Colombia selects and partners with local foundation to implement high social impact projects, ensuring that they comply with the donors' standards of reporting, accountability, and effectiveness.