A Brighter Future for Chile,

One Child at a Time

The Chilean-American Foundation is a non-profit, non-political, tax-exempt charitable organization chartered in Washington, D.C. in 1990 to provide financial support for social projects benefiting underprivileged children in Chile. We fund small projects in Chile that help children develop their talents, realize their full potential, and learn to cope with life’s challenges. Currently, our mission is focused on improving the quality of education for vulnerable children.

Our members are Chileans and friends of Chile, and our staff is composed exclusively of volunteers located in the United States and Chile. You can also be part of the Chilean-American Foundation and help to continue supporting development programs for those that need the most. To volunteer or request more information please contact us at chileanamericanfoundation@gmail.com.

If you want to donate, please click on the DONATE button on the top right hand corner of this page. You can donate online using your debit or credit card, PayPal or you can send a check to our P.O. Box.  76351, Washington, DC 20056. Your donations  are tax deductible according to section 503 (c) (3) of the IRS code.










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Update 2019: Let´s keep supporting Chile–

Dear friends of the Chilean American Foundation,

I am sure you, like me, are very concerned about the current situation in Chile.  As friends of Chile we all are hoping and praying for a positive resolution of the current crisis in the country we all love.

One way we have tried to do our part to help is to continue assisting the excellent projects that the Foundation is financing in Chile.  It is good to know that these worthwhile projects are continuing to help children in Chile despite the current situation. 

We thank you for your continued commitment to helping Chilean children – an effort that is even more important in these difficult times.  If you would like to renew or increase your commitment to these worthwhile projects, you may donate by making a PayPal donation using the donate button at the top of this page.

Elias Tefarikis

President, Chilean American Foundation

In 2019, the Chilean American Foundation, thanks to your generous support, is funding two new projects and increasing its support for a second year to the “Student Big Band” of the Raiquén School in Yumbel. As we informed you last year, we have made the commitment to seek new ideas supporting projects away from the Santiago Metropolitan Region. In our almost 30 years of existence, we have played a catalytic role in supporting small educational experiences that continue to provide meaningful results.

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