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Cascajal Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 2009 with the aim of contributing to community sustainable development by means of education and active involvement of young people into cross-sectorial fields of activity within our community.

our mission
Our mission

We believe education is of utmost importance in enhancing the lives of the individual and for allowing a society to develop and flourish. Cascajal Foundation seeks to transform the lives of several students in low-income communities by focusing on procuring and funding educational opportunities for them.

our vision
Our vision

We seek to be among leading institutions in the United States in charge of creating and implementing programs to promote and support higher education for young hispanic students as well as having a group of professionals responsible for the socioeconomic development of their community and country.

our values
Core values commitment

At Cascajal Foundation, we believe in solidarity, not charity, as an approach to help communities become self-sufficient.
We value leadership and creativity as a crucial role in societies development. We value excellence: innovation, passion, compassion, determination, and perseverance.

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Since 2009, we’ve dedicated ourselves to promoting educational opportunities

Every year, Cascajal Foundation awards several scholarships of up to $1000.00 USD to the most outstanding Hispanic high school seniors to partially cover their financial expenses in their first semester of university.

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We are funded by members and people like you who help us make a difference

We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. We organize different social activities for fundraising with the purpose of providing small grants to lower-income students.


Cascajal Foundation was originally founded in order to preserve, teach, and celebrate Colombia’s pacific coast customs in the United States.

Nonetheless, in the year 2009 we noticed that most of the youngest members of the hispanic community had no awareness, limited access, and little encouragement to pursue higher learning opportunities. Thus, we felt the need to address this issue by creating awareness and facilitating the access to better educational opportunities so that these youngsters attend Colleges and Universities around USA. To fulfill this need, under the leadership of its current president Geneticist Heladio Ibarguen, the organization shifted its focus to raise awareness and provide that initial moral and financial support for education to lower-income Hispanic community members.

Now, with the help of Cascajal Foundation leaders and the support of the community, We are helping hispanic youth gain college access by offering scholarships, counseling, mentoring, and raising awareness within hispanic communities in Houston, TX.

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fundraising: Attend our events

Fundraising: Attend our events

Cascajal organizes a wide variety of social activities for fund-raising with the aim to provide financial support, such as scholarships, to a large range of students with lower-incomes. Come join us and play an important role in the development our society. Cascajal Foundation relies on support of generous people such as YOU.

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President Heladio Ibarguen

Heladio Ibarguen

Ivelice Rengifo

Freida Possu

Jairo Jaramillo