Consuelo Foundation is an operating foundation registered under laws of the United States of America. They are not a grantmaking organization. They operate programs directly through the staff or by contracting numerous non-profit or nongovernmental organizations in close partnership. The benefactress Consuelo Zobel Alger left very explicit instructions on how she wanted her legacy honoured and respected. She did not want the vision and mission of other organizations imposed on her Foundation. Funding decisions are guided by