About us


The Barceló Foundation is a non-profit organization, initiated by the Barceló family on October 24, 1989, set out in a public document, and legally authorized by Notary Mr. Salvador Balle Oliver, of Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

The Barceló Foundation was registered in the ‘Register of the Foundations’ Protectorate of the Education and Science Ministry of the Government of Spain’, under the number BAL 1-1-3-16, on July 19th, 1990.

The Foundation’s headquarters is based in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), within an historic building – Casa del Marqués de Reguer-Rullán’s House- listed in Mallorca’s cultural heritage charter.

What is the Barceló Foundation?

From its inception in 1989, the Barceló Foundation has focused its activities in the areas of Health, Education, Development Cooperation, and Culture and Art; thereby aiming at the holistic development of the person, and the community as a whole.
Its projects include the AMI Program: focused on improving the health of the neediest people groups, and raising the overall quality of life through improved health care education, in the targeted area.

Because of evidenced needs, the Foundation is devoted to focusing special attention to rural areas, and endorsing funding strategies through micro-credit schemes, mainly through women. Such projects promote local, sustainable production development, and serve to resolve specific local needs in the community.

The Foundation works also to educate and promote sustained socio-economic growth through improving education, economic self-sufficiency, housing conditions, caring for the needy as well as infant and maternal health care, in some of the most economically and socially deprived and vulnerable countries in the world.

The overriding philosophy of the Barceló Foundation is to help those in most need, working as efficiently as possible to ensure that its activities benefit the greatest number of people possible.

The Barceló Foundation programs mainly target the neediest countries in Africa and Latin America.

Mission, Vision, and Values

The Barceló Foundation was created on October 24, 1989 as an initiative of the Barceló Oliver family. Since then, it has worked to help improve the overall holistic development of people in their own environment.


To contribute to the human, economic and social development of the most needy people, in Health, Education and Integral Development, primarily in the poorest countries of Africa and Latin America and preferably to improve the quality of life of women.

To contribute to the development of agriculture and carry out productive projects, always taking care of the preservation of the environment.

Promote cultural activities.

All the actions of the Foundation are governed by a principle of Social Responsibility.


Be active in the identification of viable projects and needs not sufficiently addressed by other entities and/or people, seeking creative and innovative formulas to obtain the best results for the beneficiaries.

Active search for local partners who share our ideals, who contribute with the knowledge of the reality of their environment, work with professionalism and commitment and identify with our values, and to establish with them a relationship based on trust.

Search of resources of third parties to increase the activities of the Foundation.


The efficiency in the management of resources, trying to allocate the largest possible percentage of available funds to the activities of the projects and using the strictly necessary management expenses and people for its proper functioning.

The adequate control and follow-up to ensure the effective fulfillment of the objectives.

Transparency and good corporate governance, both in the execution of the projects and in making available to any entity or authorized person, all the relevant information related to the Foundation.

Solidarity, responsibility and diligence in the execution of the different actions.


Ambit of operation

The Barceló Foundation works in countries ranking below ‘100’ in the Human Development Index, elaborated by UNDP (United Nations Development Program), and especially in countries ranking over that mark, yet having high levels of inequality within its population. Our aim is thus to improve this situation and to avoid the marginalization of much of the population in the poorest areas of the country.