Are you an individual, corporation or foundation interested in donating money or materials to a local organization in Cartagena, Colombia?
One of the primary criticisms in the field of philanthropy and development is the common lack of community consultation and involvement with donations or internationally-funded projects. Here at Domino Volunteers, we seek to correct this flaw, ensuring that donations prioritize community needs, collaborate with ongoing programs, and are implemented with the community instead of to the community.
The sustainability and long-term impact of donations is highly dependent on the degree by which beneficiary communities are involved in the project planning and implementation processes. However, often donors lack the local contacts and knowledge of local culture, systems, and resources in order to best plan and coordinate an impactful donation. Recognizing this juxtaposition, Domino Volunteers provides expert consultations to donors in order to help plan, coordinate, and implement funds.
If you are an interested donor or planning a group social service project, please contact us here to receive an expert consultation by our 100% locally based team to help ensure that your resources are effectively leveraged, that communities are involved in every step of the planning process, and that the logistics and implementation of your project run smoothly.
Direct Monetary Donations
Tell us about you, what kind of a project you would like to support and any special considerations about your monetary donation and we will recommend a foundation that matches your needs and also where your donation will have a large impact.
Examples include: youth development, education, female empowerment, environmental sustainability, religious, displaced, elderly, etc. For more information on the project areas we currently work with, please visit our Project Areas page.
To discuss with our local team your interest in making a direct monetary donation, please contact us here.
We work with a diverse range of local projects which run on limited resources. We maintain constant communication with our local partners to know their needs and supply requests. If you are in Cartagena already, or plan to travel here soon, contact us here and we will let you know what is currently needed.
Please remember that most items can be purchased in Colombia, and that doing so supports the local economy.
Commonly requested items include:
General School Supplies and Classroom Decorations
Computer Hardware/Software (Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops)
Sports/Outdoor Activity items
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project partners.