Grants and Social Aid

One of the solutions to achieve sustainable economic development and social change that benefits the entire society is to have a quality education regardless of the economic stratum, race, social class, and gender to which the individual belongs. Aware of this fact, I donate part of my savings to help those who need it most.

Ongoing Projects


Godfathers Program

From 1999

Colombia, Philippines, Honduras, and Nicaragua

In collaboration with the Juan Bonal Foundation of the Sisters of Charity of Santa Ana (Catholic Church) (Zaragoza, Spain), with more than 300 educational centers located in 30 countries, support in sponsoring children (Colombia and Honduras) and girls (Philippines and Nicaragua) with the objective is to be a channel and expression of solidarity and cooperation in any of its forms, dedicating all efforts to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and facilitating their integration into society.

From 2018                                                  Perú and Brasil

Economic support for its Amazonian missions in Peru and Brazil (Province of San Juan Bautista) located along two Amazonian rivers: the Urubamba river (missions of Quillabamba, Koribeni, Timpía, Kirigueti and Sepahua) and the Madre de Dios river (missions from Shintuya and Puerto Maldonado)

From 2019

Help missionaries and priests in serious need of this Pontifical Foundation that serves the Catholic Church in its evangelizing work and as a priority in the most needy, discriminated or persecuted Christian communities in the world.

From 2018

Founded in 1985 by the Augustinian Recollect friar Sebastián López de Murga, now in the process of being declared Venerable, they take care of the sick, mainly cancer patients. I collaborate in a timely manner by donating to the Sisters any financial amount that I receive during my teaching and research activity with the Uniagustiniana University Corporation.

Saiz-Álvarez Microdonations

From 2009                                                          68 countries

Through KIVA and, in my case, with 142 local NGOs, I grant non-profit micro-donations through crowfunding to small entrepreneurs, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean, from fifteen productive sectors to improve their lives and those of their families.

From 2020

Created in 2008 in Madrid (Spain) and made up of lawyers, attorneys, law professors, and law students, it deals with defending religious freedom, the right to life, the values of the Catholic family and of the Spanish when their rights and their religious freedom are injured.

From 1994

I collaborate as a member of the Spanish Red Cross in the fight against cancer. The Spanish Red Cross is a humanitarian institution, of a voluntary nature and of public interest, which carries out its activity under the protection of the Government of Spain and the High Patronage of the Kings of Spain.

From 2018

Sponsorship of applicants in the Aspirantado "Jesús Sembrador" and novices within the Noviciado Fuente de Agua Viva for adolescents and young people to become Daughters of Saint Mary of the Heart of Jesus.

From 2015

Medicos del Mundo is an independent association that works to realize the right to health for all people, especially for vulnerable populations, excluded or victims of natural disasters, famines, diseases, armed conflicts or political violence. Our projects are carried out both in Spain and in 19 countries in Asia, America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The main mission of the volunteers and professionals who are part of our organization is to work to achieve fulfillment of the fundamental right to health and the enjoyment of a decent life for anyone.

Prof. José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez, Ph.D. Fund

From 2019                                                    Colombia and Mexico

    Support with partial scholarships for low-income students (strata 1, 2 and 3 in Colombia) as support for the research seedbeds of the University Corporation "Minuto de Dios" (Uniminuto) at its headquarters in Zipaquirá (Cundinamarca, Colombia), as well as fellows from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua (Mexico).
  • I Cohort (2nd Sem 2019)-Uniminuto
  • II Cohort (1er Sem 2020)-Uniminuto
  • III Cohort (2º Sem 2020)-Uniminuto

From 2019

Financial support for Father Ignacio-María Doñoro de los Ríos, S.J. so that, in coordination with priests of the Prelature of Moyobamba (Peruvian Amazon) and their collaborators and with the Peruvian educational system, it can welcome children and adolescents in situations of high risk and social exclusion to educate them and reintegrate them into society.

From 2020                                                      Spain

In Spain, a third of the world's contemplative life is concentrated, having the largest number of monasteries on the planet. Specifically, I am helping in the following projects of the DeClausura Foundation:

Madres Concepcionistas

Order of Poor Clares - Order of Saint Clare

Order of the Barefoot Mercedarias

Order of the Barefoot Carmelites

Order of Agustinas Recoletas


Finished Projects


2016-2020

Group support to brilliant 100% scholarship students to become leaders who lead social change in their communities of origin.

2018-2022                                              Mexico

Support for Central American emigrants on their way through the state of Jalisco (Mexico) to have food and humanitarian aid on their way north.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Spain

2018-2020

Support for highly vulnerable refugees

1987-2020

Manos Unidas is a non-governmental organization of the Catholic Church and of volunteers in Spain to fight hunger, poverty, underdevelopment and the causes that provoke it in developing countries

Ateneo de Manila University, The Phillippines

Support to low-income students

Seminario de San Carlos y San Ambrosio (La Habana, Cuba)
Seminario de San Carlos y San Ambrosio (La Habana, Cuba)

2012-2016

Support for a group of diocesan seminarians integrated in the Virgen de la Candelaria Group, from the Seminary of San Carlos and San Ambrosio (Havana, Cuba), so that they could finish their theology studies and become priests of the Catholic Church