FUNDACION TULIPAN

  If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.  
Anita RODDICK

About

ABOUT US

Our team and Co-founders

- President: Mr. Nestor PARRA
- Vice-President: Mr. Carlos BAEZ
- Administrative Director: Miss Cindy PARRA
- Program Manager: Miss Charlène CHAMBRON
- Webmaster: Mr. Benjamin HIPPERT

Motivations

Context

Despite being a new emerging country and having an upper middle income, Colombia still faces socio-economic inequality issues. According to the World Bank data, 32,7% of the population live below the national poverty line (2012) and 8.2% live on less than $1.25/day (2010).

Meaning

The name of the foundation refers to the tulip the emblematic flower, which reflects an image of humility. Its six petals symbolize the six values of the Fundación Tulipán: philanthropy, responsibility, ambition, sustainability, accountability and cooperation. The logo illustrates a mix of both, a flower of hope and a raised hand towards humanity – the optimistic insights of the foundation.

Philosophy

The chosen quote of the author Anita Roddick embodies the foundation’s own way of thinking, a ‘can do attitude’ for a just cause, combined with a high determination to achieve concrete results.

Values

Philanthropy

because there is not necessarily a reason to help someone, we build our reputation upon sensitivity and solidarity.

Responsibility

we take into consideration the importance of tackling social inequalities, by participating in the humanitarian development.

Ambition

we act with effectiveness to make each one wants to go over towards major issues such as poverty.

Sustainability

we count on creativity and innovation to pursue our initiatives and make our actions lasting.

Accountability

we evolve with the respect of integrity and a complete financial transparency, through ethical principles strongly settled.

Cooperation

we enhance our partnerships to improve capacity building – a common investment for a better outcome.