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Together to transform

Together to transform

Our history

Since 2012, Fundación Colunga has joined the commitment to promote a more just society, through partnerships with various actors: civil society organizations, the private world, the public and academia. All this in the search to elaborate proposals that contribute to public policy and the strengthening of civil society.

With special attention to children and adolescents, Colunga promotes social innovations aimed at generating a systemic change in critical areas such as overcoming poverty, protecting the rights of children and youth, improving the quality of education and promotion of new forms of inclusion (migration and social reintegration, for example). In this way, it develops innovative proposals that contribute to public advocacy and facilitate social transformation.

Colunga owes its name to a town located in the Principality of Asturias, in Spain, place of origin of the Cueto Plaza family, who set up this foundation to contribute to the social development of Chile and other countries in the region.


Our mission is to contribute to overcoming the poverty of children and adolescents, promoting social innovation, influencing public policies and strengthening the ecosystem of civil society.


We dream of fairer and more collaborative societies, for a better future of the new generations.


  • Collaboration
  • Commitment
  • Excellence
  • Transformative innovation
  • Solidarity


  • Esperanza Cueto

    Esperanza Cueto


  • Juan José Cueto

    Juan José Cueto


  • Ignacio Cueto

    Ignacio Cueto


  • Enrique Cueto

    Enrique Cueto


  • Benito Baranda

    Benito Baranda



  • Arturo Celedón De Andraca

    Arturo Celedón De Andraca

    Executive Director

  • Rodrigo Álvarez Arriagada

    Rodrigo Álvarez Arriagada

    Management Director

  • Paulina Rojas Muñoz

    Paulina Rojas Muñoz

    Director of Social Development Program

  • Paz Garcés Luna

    Paz Garcés Luna

    Director of Research and Public Policies

  • Pablo Pérez Montecinos

    Pablo Pérez Montecinos

    Director of the Center for Social Innovation

  • Valentina Pozo Olavarrieta

    Valentina Pozo Olavarrieta

    Communications director

  • María Eugenia Díaz Mujica

    María Eugenia Díaz Mujica

    Coordinator of the Social Development Program

  • Paula Aliaga Armijo

    Paula Aliaga Armijo

    Coordinator of the Social Development Program

  • Margarita Humphreys Ostertag

    Margarita Humphreys Ostertag

    Public Policy Coordinator

  • Tania Pavez Zúñiga

    Tania Pavez Zúñiga

    Research and Public Policy Analyst

  • Francisca Lemaître Molina

    Francisca Lemaître Molina

    Social Innovation Laboratory Coordinator

  • María Paz Ceresuela

    María Paz Ceresuela

    Coordinadora de difusión y redes

  • Consuelo González Solís

    Consuelo González Solís

    Head of Administration and Finance

  • Andreha Torres Torres

    Andreha Torres Torres

    Accounting assistant

  • Paola Rebolledo Carreño

    Paola Rebolledo Carreño

    Executive Secretary

  • Macarena Zárate Díaz

    Macarena Zárate Díaz

    Coordinadora de Control de Gestión

  • Josefina Palacios Fellay

    Josefina Palacios Fellay

    Coordinator ColungaHUB

  • Macarena Jara Gómez

    Macarena Jara Gómez

    Embajadora ColungaHUB

  • Juan Paulo Arias Vivar

    Juan Paulo Arias Vivar

    Jefe de mantenimiento y servicios generales HUB

  • Hilda Figeroa Arel

    Hilda Figeroa Arel

    General Services Staff

  • Claudia Cantillana Jeldres

    Claudia Cantillana Jeldres

    General Services Staff

  • Paola Zúñiga Yañez

    Paola Zúñiga Yañez

    General Services Staff

  • Óscar Herrera Gómez

    Óscar Herrera Gómez

    Building Maintenance

  • Pedro Peña Díaz

    Pedro Peña Díaz

    General Services Staff

Our impact

Through support to organizations that intervene directly in the field, Fundación Colunga manages to positively impact more than 25 thousand people.

  • 17388

    Children and young people benefited in the education area

  • 25000

    People in vulnerable situation directly benefited

  • 7537

    Benefited from programs to overcome poverty

  • 120

    Supported organizations that work collaboratively


Download transparency resources such as our reports and other reports.

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We dream of more inclusive and collaborative societies that build a better future for the new generations

To do this we work through three lines of action:

It is a platform where social investment is made, the development of impact models is accompanied and the incidence on public policies is enhanced.

Social Development Program

It enhances the impact of proposals and solutions for children in poverty, promoting collaboration, knowledge generation and public advocacy.

Research and Public Policies

It is a unit that promotes social innovation in civil society organizations that lead high-impact initiatives to improve the quality of social interventions.

Center for Social Innovation