A boy in a Dominican Batey

Committed to Dominican Bateyes

Projects dedicated to raising the living standards and promoting sustainable community development.

A Rooftop view of a typical Batey street.

What is a Batey?

Read about the forgotten communities of the Dominican.

A boy in the Dominican Batey of San Luis

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Donated funds go directly towards the sponsorship of individual students and families, or towards our development projects.

The Batey Foundation

The Batey Foundation partners with batey communities of the Dominican Republic to build resilient physical infrastructure and the human capital required to raise the living standards for local children and families.

Service Programs

For over 10 years, the Batey Foundation has offered cross-cultural learning opportunities through week-long service programs in the Dominican Republic. Participants work hand-in-hand with local volunteers and leaders from batey communities in partnerships that build trusts, break down cultural divides, and forge lifelong friendships.

Education Initiatives

The Batey Foundation Scholarship Program serves students from the community of San Luis by matching them with sponsors who pledge a 10-year commitment to support their education.

Community Development

In partnership with local healthcare workers, the Batey Foundation identifies educational opportunities and provides the resources for outreach, advocacy campaigns, and intervention.

Want to get involved with The Batey Foundation?

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