Below is a list of organizations and projects we have supported over the past few years as well as new and timely projects that celebrate Cuban culture in all its modern diversity - with special emphasis on freedom of expression. We would love for the Bacardi Family to once more be known as champions of freedom and the arts. Please consider donating or volunteering so that we may support as many of these projects as possible. Bacardi Family Foundation is a US 501c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible for U.S. taxpayers.
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Cuba Decide is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, citizen initiative, whose goal is to organize a vote that changes the oppressive communist party-ruled system into a democratic, multiparty one. The campaign is undertaking, at great personal risk to participants, to support the Cuban citizenry in their demand for the right to choose their government. Cuba Decide is the Bacardi Family Foundation's flagship program to support for the 2017 and 2018 year.
Fundación Fabre is a Spanish NGO founded to honor the memory of Ana Bacardi de Regojo. Since 2003 they have supported disenfranchised people without regard to race, culture, religion, sex or geography. They do good work all over the world, including Cuba. We are proud to support their work and even more proud that they are an example of the Bacardi Family’s legacy of social responsibility and community spirit.
14Ymedio is the daily digital newspaper founded by human rights activist and Cuban Hero, Yoani Sanchez. They are established in the USA as a non-profit which can receive donations from US individuals and entities. We are proud to have been among the original supporters of this groundbreaking effort and we remain ardent supporters of the work of Yoani and her team. Anyone who cares about Cuba or is interested in honest reporting from the Island should have this website marked as a favorite.
The International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) s a non-profit organization, independent of all political parties, governments or religious groups. It acts according to the philosophy that the realization of human rights and the improvement of social conditions cannot be pursued by use of force. ISHR was founded in order to support individuals who share this principle and, consequently, claim their rights in a non-violent manner. The Bacardi Family Foundation has been in partnership for some time sponsoring trips as well as independent productions. These productions are alongside artistic and cultural Cuban production house - better known as MATRAKA.
International Children's Heart Foundation is a 501 c3 Medical Foundation whose mission is to provide medical care for children with congenital heart disease and who travel to developing nations to perform free pediatric heart surgeries, train local medical teams and donate life-saving medical supplies to our partner hospitals. They have performed over 7500 lifesaving pediatric heart surgeries all over the world. Bacardi Family Foundation has provided in-kind and monetary funding over the past years to allow ICHF to continue to give the gift of life.
EchoCuba is a faith based NGO advocating for religious freedom in Cuba. Since 1995, EchoCuba has focused on Mission Trips, Leadership Development, Children/Youth Ministry and Elderly Ministry. This is part of the design to equip and strengthen those who crave a independent spiritual life. Bacardi Family Foundation is proud of their accomplishments as well as the opportunity to partner and build community with all those who wish to help in Keeping the Church alive, vibrant, passionate and growing in Cuba.
Energized and inspired to create a cultural exchange, The Bronx Museum of Arts and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Havana, set forth on a historic project: Wild Noise. Wild Noise is part of strategic work centered around exploring the infinite possibilities that exist when reconnecting and reaching-out to a younger, diverse demographic via a multimedia platform. With that in mind, BM & Wild Noise have successfully launched and will continue to host open houses, exhibits, storytelling, panel discussions, film screenings, talks, interactive family exhibits and much more celebrating the bridging and convergence of our cultures. Following in the footsteps of our ancestors, we at the Bacardi Family Foundation are eager to encourage and revive our patronage to the arts.
Hard Rock Havana tells the story of Cuba’s most popular heavy metal band, Zeus. For decades, heavy metal was banned inside the communist country and rebellious rockers were thrown into jail. Years later, the music is finally permitted but heavily regulated by the government’s newly-formed “Agency of Rock.” The documentary feature film is a rare glimpse into a nation struggling to join a post-communist world. And the mosh-pitting, head-banging, heavy metal scene offers a fascinating avenue to explore freedom, self-expression and defiance against forces of conformity and control. Bacardi Family Foundation is fortunate to have come across a film that speaks to its socially activist history and identity.
Give2Cuba is a new fund hosted by the Miami Foundation. We are establishing our own Bacardi Family Foundation account in the fund, which for the first time will allow our US donors to give money that will be directed by our board and used to directly support activities in Cuba. The Give2Cuba fund is established as a Donor Advised Fund at the Miami Foundation in partnership with the Seattle International Foundation. It is a giving Vehicle that pools resources to make a bigger collective impact and which will seed the eventual establishment of a Cuba Community Foundation. We now have an effective and low cost way to join the hundreds of people and organizations working to build a civil society in Cuba.
One example of the sort of project that this vehicle will allow us to support is the restoration of the colonial churches in Santiago de Cuba by the World Monuments Foundation. What this means is that your gift to the Bacardi Family Foundation can be channeled to this project vis-à-vis our Give2Cuba account. If you are interested in supporting the work of restoring these jewels of architectural history in Santiago de Cuba please click on the title or link below for more information: