About Us

La Salle International Foundation is a USA-based development organization that supports the global educational, health, and human service network of the De La Salle Brothers. In critical times, it also provides emergency support for humanitarian relief projects around the world.

Proven Track Record

We have a decade of supporting successful projects and innovative programs in developing areas of the world. While much of our work has centered around capital projects, we provide a variety of educational opportunities, skills development programs, and support mechanisms to enhance people’s quality of life.

  • Construction of (pre-, primary, secondary) schools, clinics, health centers, child‑care facilities, hostels, homes for the poor
  • Construction of social spaces, fencing
  • Water, sanitation, and health (WASH) projects, toilets
  • Scholarships, tuition assistance, internships, and fellowships
  • Innovative programs for women and girls, youth‑at‑risk, and marginalized populations
  • Curricula targeting special needs and at‑risk populations
  • Pre-school, primary, secondary, tertiary, graduate, and professional education
  • Research Centers in education, science, agriculture, sociology, and indigenous populations
  • Cultural and artistic museums and academic centers of excellence
  • Workforce training and certification
  • Training centers (carpentry, mechanics, electricity, refrigeration, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial, career, and business training
  • Healthcare training and nursing programs; paralegal programs
  • Minority assistance programs
  • Support for individuals with special needs (physical, psychological, educational, social)
  • Clubs, sports, and activities for student extra‑curricular involvement
  • Pastoral work in accompaniment, counseling, and peace‑building

Rigorous Accountability

We meticulously monitor our finances ensuring that every dollar is tracked from project receipt through to completion. Fiscal transparency establishes credibility with our partners, so we apply accounting best practices to our operations.

Complete financial reports are a component of every acquittal and interim reports always include up-to-date financials with receipts to verify the numbers.

Innovative Solutions

Working in developing countries poses unique challenges on many levels. To address these issues, we collaborate with other foundations, NGOs, and suppliers to produce optimal results, often from creative solutions. We also use local knowledge, local talent, and local suppliers.

Combining our talents to achieve common goals enables innovative and collaborative project design, ensures collective ownership of the project by all parties, and drives financial support into the regional area.

Success-Based Alliances

We work with various other Lasallian NGOs such as De La Salle Solidarietà ONLUS (Italy)PROYDE (Spain), and Fundación Tarpusunchis (Peru) on projects around the world. Through this dynamic and collaborative teamwork, La Salle International has access to an enormous array of talented, capable, and creative problem‑solvers.

These alliances bring not only substantial intellectual fire-power to our projects but also invaluable experience in addressing third-world issues to get the job done right the first time.