CubaContact is the online component of a directory that provides a comprehensive list of U.S. nonprofit organizations that have worked on Cuba and/or with Cuban institutions. The Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University has received funding from the Ford and Christopher Reynolds Foundations to develop the CRI’s capacity to serve as a resource for U.S. nonprofit organizations that seek to establish working relationships with appropriate entities in Cuba. To accomplish this goal, we are developing a body of reference materials that provide the information necessary to guide nonprofit organizations through the process. The organizations listed in CubaContact are categorized according to their area of work on Cuba. The project seeks to be as comprehensive and inclusionary as possible without regard for ideological and political considerations. The intent is to produce a resource that encourages communication and the free flow of information.
The guide will include the updated and relevant body of regulations for establishing working relationships in Cuba, the procedures that should be followed in order to meet the regulations, the materials that must be provided to counterparts in Cuba, addresses of the appropriate agencies (both in Washington and in Havana), helpful hints, form letters, advice on traveling to Cuba, means of communicating with entities on the island, etc.
The directory will attempt to provide a comprehensive list of all U.S. nonprofit organizations that have worked in Cuba and/or with Cuban institutions. It will also include the Cuban institutions (official and unofficial) that have experience working with U.S. nonprofits or are in the areas in which U.S. nonprofits have a history of involvement. The data for the directory will be developed from a standardized form that seeks a broad range of relevant information from the organization (history, address, contact person, etc.).
The Cuban Research Institute is also developing the capacity to act as a clearinghouse for information not covered in these materials.
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