Thursday, December 22, 2005

How to Give / How to Help

To give to the Solis Foundation grants, donate airline frequent flyer miles or to find out more about our upcoming volunteer and missions opportunities, please send correspondence or call to the information listed below:

Kairos (please write c/o Solis Foundation in the note section)
5419 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite C-729
Los Angeles, CA. 90029

Contact: Genesis Capunitan at +1 626-390-2890 or e-mail at

About the Foundation

This is the official blog of the Solis Foundation. This blog will provide comments and journal entries from Solis Foundation employees, volunteers, donors and partners. After the official website is launched in January of 2006, this blog will continue to provide updates. I hope you visit this blog and the Solis corporate website on a consistent basis to hear how the organization is helping others throughout the world.

Best Regards,
Genesis Capunitan
Solis Foundation, Managing Director

What we do:
Poverty exists in many forms throughout the world and the US. Launched in 2005, the members and supporters of the Solis Foundation understand that poverty is the root cause for many of the social, political and economic challenges that many societies face. The Solis Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides micro-loans, grants and donations to help people who live below the poverty line to create sustainable lives by providing support to create small businesses, food, shelter and medicine.

The Solis Programs and Grants

Community Grants
The Solis Community Grants provides donors and supporters an opportunity to invest in community development either through Solis specific programs or programs from our partners. The fund invests into programs that helps schools purchase books and learning materials, vaccines for ailing patients, food supplies, and building materials for shelters and homes. Recipients of the fund are typically orphanages, hospitals, clinics, and religious organizations. We hope to provide 10 community grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 in 2006.

Venture Grants
This program is focused on raising funds to provide grants to small businesses in developing countries. These grants are not to be repaid back to the Solis Foundation but some of the proceeds may be reinvested in their respective communities. Currently, venture grants are given to small businesses in foreign countries. We hope to provide 100 grants ranging from $100 to $500 to small businesses in 2006.

Micro-Enterprise Fund
The Solis Foundation Micro-Enterprise Fund provides donors and supporters an opportunity to help create sustainable small businesses in developing communities. The fund will support Solis specific programs or programs from our partners. The Micro-Enterprise fund will provide small loans that when paid back will either be reinvested into their community or fund another small business. Typical small businesses are metal recyclers, farms, taxi services, retail shops, etc. Our goal is to provide loans to 10 small businesses in Kenya in 2006.