Simon Bolivar Foundation

Simón Bolívar Foundation Awards Grants to Support Health Programs for Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

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HOUSTON, November 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- As the complex humanitarian emergency in Venezuela continues to affect the Latin America region, Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private foundation, awarded $663,325 in a new round of its Medium/Large Grants for Humanitarian Health to fund four charitable projects that will help improve the health conditions of the Venezuelan diaspora in Colombia.

Simón Bolívar Foundation Announces $1 Million in Humanitarian Health Grants

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HOUSTON, Aug. 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ -The Simón Bolívar Foundation, the charitable, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, has entered into grant agreements with the following three prominent international nonprofit organizations, AID FOR AIDS International, FOOD FOR THE POOR INC. and the PanAmerican Development Foundation (PADF), to donate one million dollars as part of its Medium/Large Grants Program for Humanitarian Health.

CITGO Private Foundation Announces More Support for Venezuela

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HOUSTON, May 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc., the non-profit, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, announced today two grants of its Emergency Relief Fund to two nonprofit organizations working in Venezuela to alleviate the effect of the COVID-19 crisis.  The Emergency Relief Fund is a special grant program to provide resources for immediate support to nonprofits with existing agreements with the Simón Bolívar Foundation that was activated at the end of March in response to additional challenges brought about by the coronavirus disease within the existi

CITGO Private Foundation Announces Early Applicants’ Grantees for COVID-19 Program

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HOUSTON, April. 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc. ( Simón Bolívar Foundation ), the non-profit, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is awarding up to $200,000 to five nonprofit organizations working in health-focused initiatives for vulnerable Venezuelans as part of its COVID-19 Small Grants Program.

CITGO Private Foundation to Award Special Grants Supporting COVID-19 Efforts in Venezuela

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HOUSTON, March 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc. (SBF), the non-profit, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is launching a special round of its small grants program to help alleviate the damaging effects of the COVID-19 crisis in Venezuela. Non-profit organizations working in Venezuela are critical right now, given the heightened risk the country’s population faces with a fast deteriorating public health system.

Mariela Poleo Appointed President of Simón Bolivar Foundation

Seasoned manager with extensive experience in international oil & gas is the first female president of the Foundation and latest in a series of recent steps elevating women in key leadership roles at CITGO
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HOUSTON, March 16, 2020 /3BL Media/— CITGO Petroleum Corporation announced the appointment of Mariela Poleo as President of the Simón Bolivar Foundation (SBF), the company’s non-profit, private foundation dedicated to catalyzing organizations and resources to meet the humanitarian needs of Venezuelans and Venezuelan refugees. As president, she will oversee all facets of SBF, including operations, financial management, and grant making activities.

Charitable Foundation of CITGO Accepting Letters of Interest for Bronx Grants

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BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Simón Bolívar Foundation, the charitable organization of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is accepting letters of interest for grants from qualifying organizations that offer services to South Bronx residents in the areas of education, environment, healthy living and arts and culture. Eligible 501 (c)(3) organizations can apply online at the Foundation’s website: Applications must be received by March 27, 2014.

CITGO through its Simon Bolivar Foundation Funds Social, Environmental Non-profits in S. Bronx

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HOUSTON and NEW YORK, April 26, 2013 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation through its 501(c)(3) private foundation the Simon Bolivar Foundation Inc. announced the funding of nearly $1.25 million in grants for thirty-two South Bronx programs in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment and health to serve the local community. CITGO created the Bronx Social Programs in 2007 to promote a brighter future for the South Bronx, where 38 percent of the population lives below the poverty line in one of the poorest Congressional Districts in the United States.

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