Alana seeks to find a transforming pathway for new generations, working toward a more sustainable world and one of excellent human relations. Towards this end, it is structured to act on three fronts, via Instituto Alana, Alanapar and the Alana Foundation.
Alana Institute is a nonprofit civil society organization that brings together the projects that we believe in, in the effort to ensure conditions for children to fully experience their childhoods. Founded in 1994, the Institute today has seven of its own projects and four with partners – all of which you can find out more about below – and is supported by the income from an endowment fund since 2013. Its mission is to “honor the child”.
Alanapar is the branch for Alana’s participation in the Social Business market, through partnerships with companies and funds that are committed to generating a positive social impact – profit is seen as a means for this end. Launched in 2014, its purpose is to structure these partnerships so that they may support themselves financially and develop their power to make a difference.
On the other hand, the Alana Foundation, headquartered in the United States, is a fully philanthropic foundation created in order to invest in cutting-edge and innovative research capable of changing the world. Currently, the following project is supported by the foundation: a clinical study that aims to prove the impact of medication on the quality of life of people with Down syndrome.