Helping Ecuador Respond to COVID-19

Helping Ecuador Respond to COVID-19

Ecuador is confronting the COVID-19 pandemic with support from national and international public and non-profit organizations, the private sector, and private individuals.  For those interested in learning more about organizations helping Ecuador respond to this public health emergency, the U.S. Embassy in Quito provides the following illustrative list for informational purposes only.  The list is not comprehensive and does not include all the organizations providing critical support to the Ecuadorian people during this crisis.  U.S. government does not endorse any organization listed.  

I. Ecuadorian National Government

  • National Emergency Operations Committee (COE)
    • All foreign assistance and donations are managed through the National COE, the Ecuadorian government’s Cabinet-level interagency emergency response team.  International assistance and donations are managed by the COE with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Human Mobility.
    • Any questions or donations can be directed to the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Human Mobility’s Office of International, Bi-Multilateral, and South-South Cooperation at or Desk Director Nancy Ampudia (
    • You can also contact the Ministry’s representatives on Roundtable 8 of the National COE, Maria Cristina Fuentes ( or Gabriela Montesdeoca (
  • Ministry of Public Health
    • For more information regarding Ecuador’s health system needs, please contact the Health Ministry’s National Director of Cooperation and International Relations Fernando Jácome ( and Cooperation and International Relations Analyst Luis Armijos (
  • “Dar Una Mano Ecuador” Campaign (“Give a Hand Ecuador”)
    • Government-run program to receive donations that go to preparing food kits for national distribution to vulnerable groups
    • Run by the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES)
    • Website:
  • You can make a direct contribution to Ecuador’s anti-COVID-19 campaign through the MIES Central Bank of Ecuador account:
    • Account name: “CCU MIES Varios Donantes Internacionales COVID 19 TE”
    • Account #0101122422; RUC 1760001200001; Account Type TE
    • You can transfer to that account:
      • Via the Central Bank of Ecuador Account #101602, Swift Code BCENECEQ, with instructions to credit account number 0101122422; or
      • Through the Fondo Latinoamericano de Reservas (FLAR): Swift Code FLARCOBB; or
      • Through Bank of America Account #6550139851, Swift Code BOFAUS3N

II. International and Non-Governmental Organizations

  • United Nations in Ecuador
  • Ecuadorian Red Cross
      • Receives donations for anti-COVID-19 sanitation, health, and humanitarian activities
      • Website:
  • CARE
    • Receives donations for anti-COVID-19 activities to assist vulnerable groups, provide hygiene and sanitation kits to families, serve refugees and migrants, assist victims of gender-based violence, and provide food kits.
    • Website: 
  • Agencia Adventista de Desarrollo y Recursos Asistenciales (ADRA)
    • Many COVID-19-related assistance activities
    • Website: and Tel.: +593-2-247-8260

III.  National and Local Charities/Organizations

  • Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil (“JBG”)
    • Ecuador’s largest NGO and a private, non-profit charity institution, the Junta has provided social care to millions of low-income Ecuadorians in areas such as health care, education, eldercare, and funeral services since 1888.
    • Donations may be made in the name of the “Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil” RUC 0990 967946001 via the following banks:
      • Banco Bolivariano, cuenta corriente No. 5229718;
      • Banco de Guayaquil, cuenta corriente No. 45973883; or,
      • Banco del Pacifico, cuenta corriente No. 8029857.
    • Website:; Tel: +593-4-232-4060
    • Benefactors of Ecuador Inc. is a U.S.-based, 501(C)(3) tax-exempt public charity engaged in improving healthcare and education services in Ecuador. Benefactors of Ecuador, Inc. works closely with Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil and provides financial support for the Junta’s activities and projects in Ecuador.  Donations made by U.S. taxpayers to Benefactors of Ecuador, Inc. are tax-deductible (EIN: 203773362).  675 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-5704, Tel: 212-682-1800, e-mail:
  • Fundación de Bienestar Social Ayudarte–Latacunga (“Helping You Social Welfare Foundation” in Latacunga province)
    • Part of “United We Help More” (“Unidos Ayudamos Más”) campaign
    • Contact: President Maria Elena Solá. Tel.: +593-98-404-8520
  • Fundación Teletón (“Telethon Foundation”)
    • Created in 1984 as a social welfare organization; mobilized to provide medical supplies/medicines in Guayaquil in response to COVID-19
    • Website:
  • “Por Todos” (“For All”) Fund
    • Private sector organization receiving donations to deliver aid to vulnerable communities and medical supplies and equipment to the health sector
    • Contact: Ana Maria Molina,
  •  Salvar Vidas (“Save Lives” Organization)
    • Private-sector trust fund established to purchase COVID-19-related  medical equipment for donations
    • Website: 
    • Additional contact in Washington D.C.: Angel Saltos, Tel: +1-202-320-6600
  • Unámonos de Quito (“Let’s Unite Quito” Organization)
    • Gathering PPE and other medical supplies.
    • Contact: Executive Director Willan Antonio Diaz,