Guatemala Community Board in action
Our Guatemala Community Board has donated $1,000,000 since 2012 to 132 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.
Roberto Gutierrez (Chair)
Founder and President, FUNDAP (NGO)
Francisco Roberto Gutiérrez Martínez is President of FUNDAP (Integral Development of Social and Economic Programs Foundation) and President of the Asociación Red Nacional de Grupos Gestores (a non-profit organization for economic development), Mr. Gutierrez is also a Member of the Board of Catholic University of America at the Washington headquarters.
Mr. Gutierrez is a chemical Engineer, with a degree from San Carlos University in Guatemala, a Masters in Reengineering and Technology Insurance from Francisco Marroquin University and a Masters in Social Anthropology and Ethnology from University of Paris. He also holds a PhD. in Political Sciences and Sociology from Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain.
He has written several important publications abut entrepreneurship, including How to eradicate poverty in Guatemala, The Microenterprise, a space for development (La Microempresa, un espacio para el desarrollo) and many others. He is an active columnist for El Periodico national newspaper.
Mr. Gutierrez has been recognized as a distinctive Guatemalan citizen in Quetzaltenango, an Honoree from Banco Industrial, and winner of the Carlos Paiz Ayala Award, Exporter of the Year in 2003. He has held the Gold Button from the House of Culture in Quetzaltenango since 2003 and that same year, University Rafael Landival gave him a commemorative Medal, “Mons. Luis Manresa Formosa, S.J.”
Guillermo Montano (Vice Chair)
Strategic Advisor, TELUS International and Founder, TELUS International Central America
Cynthia del Águila
Executive at Fundación de la Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and former Education Minister
Business Development and Marketing Director, TELUS International Central America
Rosamaria Flores Castaneda
Community Board Prime, TELUS International Central America
President Miami Agro Import and Cooperativa Cuatro Pinos Director
CFO at Mobiliare Latam
Estuardo Ligorria G.
Vice President, Operations, TELUS International Central America
Chair, Founder and General Manager, Kiej de los Bosques and Vital Voices Latin-American (NGOs)
Dean of Education at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Harvard MPA
Christine K. Wilson
Founder, Antigua International School, entrepreneur, organic coffee farmer, director of CKW Communications
Impact Investment Director at IDC and Puente Board Member
Vital Voices VP, Director at La Alianza and CPS Logistics VP
Entrepreneur, Systems thinker and Innovation Expert. Founder, helpmeinnovate.com
2023 application deadlines
Please note the application deadline time on the dates listed is midnight in the local time zone.