Who We Are
Raiz Foundation 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;
- Supporting indigenous peoples seeking to protect and reclaim ancestral territories;
- Providing indigenous communities with education respectful of native culture;
- Supporting conservation and sustainable use of fragile ecosystems;
- Reducing poverty in marginalized communities.
Our Core Values
- Cultural Respect and Preservation: Respect for the rich cultural heritage of indigenous communities, and a commitment to preserving and celebrating their traditions, languages, and practices.
- Community Empowerment: Empowering indigenous communities by involving them in decision-making processes, recognizing their autonomy, and supporting initiatives that enhance self-sufficiency.
- Environmental Stewardship: A commitment to sustainable practices and environmental conservation to protect the unique biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest and ensure a healthy ecosystem for future generations.
- Social Justice and Equity: Advocating for the rights and equality of indigenous people, addressing social injustices, and working towards a more equitable distribution of resources and opportunities.
- Collaboration and Partnership: Building strong partnerships with local communities, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders to collectively address challenges and create positive change.
- Education and Awareness: Fostering awareness about the importance of indigenous cultures and environmental issues, and providing educational opportunities to empower individuals and communities.