How we Operate

Consuelo Foundation is an operating foundation registered under laws of the United States of America. We are not a grantmaking organization. We operate programs directly through our staff or by contracting numerous non-profit or nongovernmental organizations in close partnership.

Our benefactress Consuelo Zobel Alger left very explicit instructions on how she wanted her legacy honoured and respected. She did not want the vision and mission of other organizations imposed on her Foundation. Funding decisions are guided by a strategic plan, thoughtfully adopted by our Board of Directors and implemented by our CEO and Managing Director. The plan is an interpretation of Consuelo's wishes that she wrote and personally spoke.

One of the unique features of how we work as an operating foundation is the way we contract the services of NGOs and private organizations engaged in providing direct service to these children, women and families. We have developed appropriate systems for selecting and working with our partners and invest heavily in their continuous capacity building and development.

By partnering with implementing organizations, we create and maintain a standard of excellence and cycle of change where together, we are able to prevent and treat abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, women and families in the Philippines and in Hawaii.

To date, we have reached more than 420,000 beneficiaries and have invested more than $96 million through this model.