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The Mexican Center for Philanthropy

The Mexican Center for Philanthropy which was founded in 1988 is a non-profit organization, unaffiliated to any political party, race or religion. Currently, Cemefi has more than 700 partners, including foundations, civil society organizations, corporations, and individuals who work promoting civic participation in different fields: education, health, human rights, community development, technology, art, culture, and public good.


Promoting and assembling philanthropic, committed and socially responsible participation of citizens and their organizations to achieve a fair, supportive and developed society.


To be a membership and strategic promotion association with the highest impact on strengthening the foundation sector and third party service organizations in Mexico. To seek transparent and informed citizen participation in projects that favor public good; to integrate the most important stakeholders that can bring about an impact in this sector in Mexico.

To serve as a core organization for promotion, distribution of information, increasing volunteerism, grantmakers and the amount of endowments; improvement of Corporate Social Responsibility practices and for networking activities for foundations and organizations in the definition of public policies and in the relationships with peer international organizations.

As an institution, to become a model within the sector in Mexico, always following the highest standards of professionalism in the field and assuming the best practices for organization, performance and accountability.

El Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (Cemefi)

El Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (Cemefi), es una asociación civil fundada en diciembre de 1988. Es una institución privada, no lucrativa, sin ninguna filiación a partido, raza o religión. Cuenta con permiso del Gobierno de México para recibir donativos deducibles de impuestos. Su sede se encuentra en la Ciudad de México y su ámbito de acción abarca todo el país.

Como órgano colegiado de autoridad cuenta con la Asamblea General de Asociados que está integrada por 197 miembros (93 asociaciones y fundaciones, 45 personas y 59 empresas). A su vez, la Asamblea General delega las responsabilidades de la dirección y administración de la institución en un Consejo Directivo que está integrado por 49 personas.

Están afiliadas al Cemefi alrededor de instituciones tanto de asistencia como de promoción y 20 personas en toda la República Mexicana. Asimismo, 22 dependencias gubernamentales e instituciones internacionales son usuarios de nuestros servicios. De esta forma la comunidad del Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía se integra por más de 630 miembros.

Por las instituciones y personas que lo integran, y por su vinculación con organizaciones nacionales e internacionales, el Cemefi es identificado como una fuente importante de información confiable sobre el sector.


Promover y articular la participación filantrópica, comprometida y socialmente responsable de los ciudadanos y sus organizaciones, para alcanzar una sociedad más equitativa, solidaria y próspera.

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Partner Type

Core Partners

Contact Details

Cerrada de Salvador Albarado No 7
Col. Escandon
Mexico DF c.p. 11800

Tel: + 52 55 5276 8531

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We have a deep passion for seeing really dynamic effective corporate responsibility all over the world - it's core to our values and central to our business. So being in from the start with CSR360 GPN was an obvious route for KPMG to help spread the energy and the opportunity for transformed communities where business plays its rightful role driving change and supporting the people and the places who are often forgotten and frequently in need of business engagement. Its our privilege to be involved.

Lord Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE
Global Head of Citizenship and Diversity

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