Donors & Collaborators

Throughout the history of the organization, Performing Life has benefited from the substantial help, support and encouragement of many donors and collaborating organizations.  Below you can find out more about these generous partners.

Hope for the Children Foundation, Inc.

Hope for the Children is Performing Life’s founding funder and tax-exempt sponsor.  Tony Bellizzi, Director, is responsible for developing the PL bracelet sales network in many U.S. schools.  He can be reached at or through the organization’s website.

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Founded in 1988, Tiquipaya Wasi is a youth home for boys who have lived on the streets. The organization helps these young people to reintegrate into society, providing psychological support, a safe living lugas, and classes in various subjects that facilitate future employment.  Performing Life has worked with Tiquipaya Wasi for three years.  Many boys staying there participate in our music workshops, and boys who have started with one of our projects have been admitted to Tiquipaya Wasi. This collaboration has enabled more young people to benefit from the support of both institutions.

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Sustainable Bolivia (SB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution with offices in the United States and Bolivia.  With projects in the Andean highlands, their primary objective is to provide Bolivian organizations with much needed human and financial resources while providing international travelers, students and professionals the opportunity to gain practical work experience through internships and volunteer opportunities.  They have arranged numerous volunteers for Performing Life who have helped in all areas of our programs, including designing covers for our music program’s albums, organizing group performances, and collaborating on film projects.

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This cultural organization, one of the most respected and well-established in Bolivia, maintains a cooperation agreement with Performing Life that allows our Circus Arts and Music Program participants to perform on their premises.

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is an organisation that connects voluntary organisations and charities with a global audience ofvolunteers. We specialise in connecting international volunteers to free and reputable volunteer programs throughout Central and South America. We are strong proponents of ethical volunteering and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.

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The Shine a Light (SAL) foundation, which recognizes the immense potential of digital technology for transforming the lives of impoverished people, seeks to democratize that technology by connecting community-based programs with each other.  SAL collaborated with Performing Life in 2010 on 3 episodes of the Telenovela “En Busca de la Vida”.

A Little Charitable Trust

A Little Charitable Trust is a registered charitable trust in New Zealand that collects money for the purposes of providing assistance to projects in Bolivia that help improve the lives of children and families.  For two years, A Little Charitable Trust, has financially supported Performing Life’s activities and new office in Quillacollo, one of the most impoverished areas in the region. Thanks to their generous support we are able to provide assistance to an additional 40 youth there.

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With the help of the Ross Foundation in 2012, Performing Life has been able to improve both our Music and Circus Arts Programs. www.dhrossfoundation.orgFor over 30 years, Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation has provided grants to carefully selected organizations based on their support for vulnerable children in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

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Smiles Forever is a U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty among young indigenous women in Bolivia by training them as dental hygienists so that they can both provide dental care to their communities and improve their economic situation.  Smiles Forever collaborates with Performing Life by providing dental hygiene to our programs’ young participants.

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Founded in 1995, the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) has been working since then to: strengthen community capacities throughout the world in the areas of economic development, public health, and environmental protection.  In 2013 Performing Life, whose programs similarly serve disadvantaged communities, has signed a collaborative agreement with the FSD that will surely help both institutions achieve their objectives.

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Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace throughout the world.  As a registered chapter of Rotary International, the Temecula Rotary Club has provided support for our Circus Arts classes in Quillacollo.

Orkney Helping Hands

Orkney Helping Hands (OHH) is a registered charity set up by Barbara McVean.  The foundation’s contribution of more than $1,000 USD has enabled Performing Life to provide medical and dental care for many of its participants, and to begin our Microinvestment Program.

Municipal Government of Cochabamba

The Honorable Alcaldia Municipal de Cochabamba (HAMC) has given Performing life a space free-of-charge in several of the city’s parks where we are able to practice away from the streets.


D’addario is a music equipment and accessory manufacturer that has provided the Music Program with much needed music materials free-of-charge, as well as provided the finances to hire a professional folklore musician to start folklore music classes with the kids.

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Lolita Blu is a prestigious Spanish footwear company for women which supports Performing Life by helping to permanently establish our office in Quillacollo. Lolita Blu  will send the entire gross income from their new collection to our Quillacollo office, which will enable us to help many more kids.


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