Dividendo por Colombia is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 by a group of Colombian businesspeople, in order to formalize the commitment to social responsibility. The foundation primarily raises funds and strives to increase membership in order to help those in need. Dividendo por Colombia raises contributions from companies and employees to support those who need it most. The value of the contribution of workers is defined by each person and is deducted monthly from the payroll. The company is usually a monthly compensation - nearly always 100% - of total employee contributions. Today, 130 companies and 22,000 employees are part of Dividendo por Colombia, under the firm conviction that with the privilege of working comes the privilege to help. In Dividendo’s thirteen years of work, they have invested in various social projects that benefit the neediest communities in Bogota, Cali, Medellin and Barranquilla, and have a heritage of more than $3,200 million pesos.