The recent renewal of ties between the United States and Cuba presents new opportunities for people in both countries to collaborate and learn from each other—including members of the nonprofit community. Sandy Vargas, CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation, took part in one such learning opportunity when she visited Cuba this spring with a group organized by Hispanics in Philanthropy.
The group included 23 philanthropic leaders representing organizations across the nation—from Google to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. During a weeklong travel seminar in March, the group visited Havana and Pinar del Río, learning from Cuban non-governmental organizations about best practices in health, education, the environment, and the arts. Learn more in HIP’s report on the trip.