Foundation For
Lake Chapala Charities

Santa Clara

Ancianitas de Santa Clara

Caring home for indigent elderly Mexican women.

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Asociación Femenina Pro México AC

Promotes self-management, solidarity, participation and entrepreneurship from a gender and equality perspective through education and personal support.

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Biblioteca Casa de los Sueños

(Library, House of Dreams)
A public library in San Juan Cosalá that loans books at no cost, primarily to children.

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ChangeMakers Lake Chapala

Provides scholarships, laptop computers, and English lessons to girls to encourage enrollment, attendance and graduation from high school and beyond.
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Kids Kitchen provides daily meals to 700 children in San Pedro Itzican and Mezcala.  CerSer Farm provides education and produce for the meals.  
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Cruz Roja Mexicana- Delegación Chapala

Local Lakeside Ambulance service and 24/7 emergency room.

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FoodBank Lakeside

Provides food and cleaning products to Lakeside families to relieve the chronic food poverty of our most disadvantaged neighbors.

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Have Hammer…Will Travel

Teaching woodworking and carpentry skills

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Los Niños de Chapala y Ajijic

Education scholarships for needy children

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Love In Action

Centro Amor en Action Brazos
A loving home and family to the abandoned and abused girls of Chapala, providing Christ-centered, holistic care.

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Mama Cleo’s Boys Home

Family home for boys, ages 2 to 18.

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Niñas Sabias (Wise Girls)

What began as Days for Girls has evolved into certifying and training teachers, 10-hour menstrual health education for girls, and women’s entrepreneurships to provide sustainable menstrual management tools.   Local donations are used only for services  in Lake Chapala.  

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Niños Incapacitados

Reimbursement of medical expenses for Mexican children.

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Operation Feed

Stop hunger; start the hope.  A broad variety of program services are operating in San Juan Cosalá.

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Poco a Poco San Pedro Itzicán

Reimbursement of medical expenses for Mexican children.  A variety of additional programs, including a children’s feeding program and kidney dialysis services, are provided in this impoverished community.  

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Puerta ala Inglés

“Doorway to English” provides English classes to Mexican children and adults living in the Lake Chapala villages at sites in both San Juan Cosalá and El Chante.

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SAFE (Save a Future with Education)

Provides scholarships to low-income students from kindergarten through high school throughout the Lake Chapala region.  Both new and refurbished computers and tablets are also provided to students through the SAFE scholarship program.  

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Tepehua Community Center

Helping the poor of the village with food, counseling, health care assistance, and skill development.

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The School for Special Children

Teaching children with mental or physical disabilities

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UVA Scholorship Fund

Helping Lakeside students through a scholarship program over the past 40 years.

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Villa Infantil

Loving home for abandoned children

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General Lake Chapala Assistance

Contributions are used for vital health and human care services.  The allocation of this gift to organizations listed in this section will be determined by the Board of Directors. 


Organizations interested in being added to our list of associated charities
should make a request in the Contact Us section of this site.