Who We Are? 

We are a non-profit institution, with the purpose of promoting the improvement of the quality of life of the most needed communities, in the prioritized territories of Cali and Buenaventura.

How We Begin? 

In 1961, the Carvajal Family began different social programs, leading to the creation of the Carvajal Foundation in 1977.

The Carvajal Family delivers 23.5% of its assets, to guarantee the autonomy and sustainability of the Carvajal Foundation. It is a donation given in life and in perpetuity.

What Inspires Us

There cannot be a healthy company in a sick social environment, because sooner or later the ills of society have an impact on its performance. Therefore, the responsible entrepreneur must necessarily commit to the solution of social problems.

Manuel Carvajal Sinisterra, 1960 

 

Mision

The Carvajal Foundation is an organ of social justice and Christian charity and expression of the desire for solidarity of Colombians.

Vision

Pioneers in social responsibility, the Carvajal Foundation develops practical knowledge through interventions in Cali and Buenaventura, to enhance the development of human capital in the most vulnerable communities.

Our experience and knowledge are transferred and scaled through public policy joining forces with cooperators and allies.

 

Guiding Principles

- Mandate: Fully attend to the most vulnerable families.

- Education as a liberating tool.

- Empowerment: Involve people in solving their problems.

- Focus: Define territories and lines of action for intervention.
- Operating Foundation: Design and operate its own programs.
- Knowledge Management: Preserve the methodological heritage.
- Measurement: Validate the impact of the interventions.

- Influence on Public Policy.

Values

- Respect
- Transparency

 - Equity

 - Honesty

- Social Commitment

 
 

Comprehensive Social Integration

CYCLE I

Observation and Exploration

CYCLE II​

Approach and Trust Building

CYCLE III

Socioeconomic Characterization

CYCLE IV

Social Development Strategy

CYCLE V

Evaluation and Monitoring

Our Comprehensive Social Intervention is the methodological platform with which we act, accompany and intervene different social groups. Through this model we focus our efforts on identifying specific needs of the population served to jointly build ideas, develop strategies and empower their own development.

 

Historical Milestones

 

Superior Council

The Superior Council ensures the preservation and application of the inspiring principles of the Carvajal Foundation, ensuring the preservation of the legacy of its founders.

 Chairman of the Superior Council •

Gustavo Adolfo Carvajal Sinisterra


Vice President

Alfonso Carvajal Valli

Main Members 

Arzobispo de Cali Darío De Jesús Monsalve Mejía

María del Rosario Carvajal Cabal
Gustavo Adolfo Carvajal Sinisterra
Jorge Hernando Carvajal Sinisterra

Alfredo Carvajal Sinisterra

• First Substitute 

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Diego Felipe Llano Carvajal

  María Paula Carvajal Vanegas

 Juan Martín Carvajal Leib
Manuel José Carvajal De Roux

• Second Substitute 

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Alberto Carvajal Cabal

Amparo Carvajal Sinisterra
Beatriz Castro Carvajal

Alfonso Carvajal Valli

• Presidente del Consejo Superior •

Alfredo Carvajal Sinisterra


• Vicepresidente •

Alberto Carvajal Cabal

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors supports decision-making regarding the investment, strategy and management of the social development programs of the Carvajal Foundation.

Chairman of the Board of Directors 

Beatriz Castro Carvajal

Vice President •

Ana María Guerrero Carvajal

Members • 

Diego Felipe Llano Carvajal
Beatriz Eugenia Mejía Arango

Beatriz Castro Carvajal

Alfonso Carvajal Valli

Manuel José Carvajal De Roux

Isabela Marín Carvajal

Ana María Guerrero Carvajal

Pedro José González

Claudia Liliana Aparicio Yáñez

Executive Presidency

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The Executive Presidency leads the strategy, investment and management of the Comprehensive Social Intervention of the Carvajal Foundation, guided by the guiding principles of its founders.

Executive Presidency of the Carvajal Foundation • 

Marcela Astudillo Palomino 

Directive Commitee

The Steering Committee manages and directs the daily operation of the Integral Social Intervention of the Carvajal Foundation.

Members • 

Mónica María Zapata Domínguez, Director of the Administrative and Financial Unit
Mario José González Mora, Director of the Business Development Unit
David Alejandro Gironza Rodríguez, Director of the Education and Culture Unit

 Amparo Sinisterra de Carvajal, Director of Carvajal Foundation’s Radio Station

Erika Johanna Acevedo Orduña, Head of Research and Development
Olga Lucía López Londoño, Head of Knowledge Management, Innovation and Communication
Astrid Ramírez Castaño, Head of Human Management
Alejandro Martínez Patiño, Head of Legal Management

 

Headquarters

Administrative Office and Service Center

El Poblado Cra. 28F # 72L - 79 Barrio El Poblado
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia ​

PBX: +57 (2) 554 29 49