Who We Are

The Alvaralice Foundation is a private, not for profit organization, established in 2003 by the Garcés Echavarría siblings in honor of their parents’ Alvaro Garcés Giraldo and Alice Echavarría de Garcés’ civic  and philanthropic spirit.

Our commitment to contribute to the creation of a more inclusive an peaceful Colombia is implemented through the articulation of efforts, the search for strategic alliances with private, public, national and international organizations and the promotion of innovative initiatives and projects that foster sustainable social development and the economic conditions necessary for a peaceful society.

Our ability to gather lessons from past experiences and to convene local and international institutions to support our initiatives has been the most important factor in our success in achieving the results, impact of our programs and our ability to influence public policy.

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María Eugenia Garcés Echavarría, Álvaro Garcés Giraldo, Elena Garcés Echavarría
Enrique Garcés Echavarría, Alice Echavarría Olózaga, Emma Garcés Echavarría

Our Guiding Principles

  • Bring together members of private and public sectors internationally and nationally.
  • Recognize and promote of best practices in social intervention.
  • Assume joint responsibility for the socail development processes.
  • Ensure efficient and transparent operations.

Mission

The Alvaralice Foundation coordinates partnerships, supports initiatives and mobilizes resources with the purpose of generating the right conditions to facilitate peacebuilding in Colombia.

Vision

To contribute to a more inclusive and peaceful Colombian society.

Action Lines

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Education

We support non-formal education programs for vulnerable and at-risk populations designed to improve their opportunities for employment, enhance their economic and social conditions, and develop their skills for peaceful co-existence.
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Civic action

We promote programs that support the social and economic development of Cali and the Valle del Cauca region and that strengthen democracy and improve local governance. In partnership with government agencies and other organizations we work to identify the population’s needs in order to generate concrete solutions.

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Income Generation

To improve the abilities of the poorest and most vulnerable of the population to generate income, we support programs designed to develop skills and positive work habits in such areas as

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Reflection and dialogue

We support initiativesthat foster dialogue among civil society’s stakeholders as a way to develop critical thinking, generate awareness about, and identify possible solutions to the problems that trouble Colombia.

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