The Resource Foundation believes that every man, woman and child, regardless of their circumstances, has the potential to lead the life they imagine. Our mission is to empower disadvantaged communities with the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to improve their lives.
Our regional expertise and our professional, multilingual staff enable donors to confidently and efficiently give to Latin America and the Caribbean. Our tailored giving services help donors optimize their philanthropic activities, while meeting all legal and fiscal requirements.
Through our network of more than 370 local nonprofit organizations in 29 countries, we have the ability to support programs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Focus on Local Issues
Our local partners implement programs that address the most pressing issues facing the region, including: affordable housing, capacity building, cultural programs, disaster relief, education and job-skills training, environmental conservation, financial inclusion, healthcare and HIV/AIDS, potable water and sanitation, sustainable agriculture and women’s empowerment.
Locally Informed Giving
We partner with community-based nonprofit organizations that have direct knowledge of local cultural, political and economic realities. Our partners leverage their experience and knowledge to ensure the sustainability and success of the projects supported.
A Hand-Up, Not a Hand-Out
For 28 years, TRF has been a leader at supporting programs that empower individuals to improve their own lives. All of our local partners work hand-in-hand with community members who provide “sweat equity” – they help build their own homes, they pay back their microenterprise loans with interest, they offer at least nominal payments for their healthcare, and they participate fully in creating a brighter future for their families. All programs supported have more than just beneficiaries – they have participants.
Capacity Building & Strengthening Social Capital
We help strengthen local nonprofit organizations by providing value-added services to enhance their organizational capacity and scale their impact. These services include vetting, representation, training, visibility, networking, technical assistance, capacity building, fundraising, funds transfer and more.