OUR MISSION

To support work in favor of vulnerable human communities and the conservation of nature in the Americas.

OUR HISTORY

On April 16 2016 a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the coast of Ecuador killing more than 700 people and leaving 40,000 people homeless. Immediately individuals and communities in the United States began supporting humanitarian efforts in Ecuador. One innovative initiative was the CAEMBA project which builds shelters, homes, schools and community centers using bamboo as primary material.

In October 2016, the non-profit Fundación Raiz Ecuador was created to manage the CAEMBA project and initiatives favoring indigenous and disadvantaged communities in Ecuador.

In December 2017, the non-profit Raíz Foundation, Inc. was created in the State of New York. It qualifies as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. 

THE RAIZ FOUNDATION

  • ABOUT US

    Raiz is a US based non-profit entity created to support work in Latin America associated with: • Providing cost-effective, practical approaches to alleviate humanitarian crises caused by natural disasters; […]
  • HOW WE WORK

    Raiz presently collaborates with local groups in Ecuador and Peru. Organizations that receive Raiz support include Fundación Raiz Ecuador, the Organization of The Secoya Indigenous Peoples of Ecuador, the […]
  • OUR VISION

    Is a world where ingenuity and solidarity can make a difference for those in need
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