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Logo and bag design by Hamagami Carroll, final bag design by Melina Lew and photo by Nick Kozel of zedfoto.

Logo and bag design by Hamagami Carroll, final bag design by Melina Lew and photo by Nick Kozel of zedfoto.

Our partnerships are integral to the work we do. When you partner with us, you build long lasting relationships not only with the organization but with all of the communities with whom we work. Through collaborations with companies and organizations who share our values, we can communicate with a larger audience of consumers who care about these principles while sharing ideas and promoting De la Gente coffee. But more importantly, we're able to help so many more people here on the ground with our partners than without.

We highly value our current partnerships and welcome opportunities for future collaborations. Aligned with Corporate Social Responsibility values, DLG promotes community, social and environmental change. Many of our partners participate in corporate volunteer programs, which offer the opportunity to connect with Guatemalan communities.

Food security project funded through our partners.

Food security project funded through our partners.

 

Opportunities to partner with DLG include:

  • Community project and donation support
  • Administrative support (marketing, financial, etc.)
  • Corporate volunteering
  • Purchasing our coffee
  • In-kind support and equipment

 

 

Creative Partners

Hamagami Carroll, Inc. has been integral to our branding initiatives, from brainstorming the organizational name, the logo, bag design and so much more.  

Melina Lew, graphic designer/owner from FreshCutGrass, continues to wow as she creates more and more marketing, sales and product materials for DLG. 

Nick Kozel of zedfoto is responsible for the vast majority of the beautiful photos - those in Guatemala and the studio shots - used on our site and in our marketing materials. 

Joel Sharpe created our videos to help promote our coffee tour, as well as the video about roya (coffee leaf rust) to help raise funds to help communities fight the devastating effects. 

 

 

Funding Partners

Deeper Roots Coffee works closely with DLG, especially with the Santa Maria de Jesus cooperative. They have helped fund many improvements over the years. Deeper Roots strives for excellence in ethical sourcing and crafting of specialty coffees.

BFB Foundation provides women resources crucial to economic empowerment. For our cooperatives, BFB has funded food and hygiene training to enable them to provide food for tour groups. BFB has also funded micro-finance loans for coffee fields, enabling women to become self-sufficient.

ZION Coffee is a roaster in Illinois with serious ethical credentials. They have financially supported repairs to cooperative processing facilities, as well as our food security programs. And, of course, they buy and roast our green coffee. They have visited Guatemala on numerous occasions and aren't afraid of getting their hands dirty in the fields.

Spartan Global Development Fund, is a nonprofit from Michigan State University, whose primary goal is to distribute microfinance funds. They have generously financed a number of DLG projects including a loan to the UPC cooperative which enabled them to purchase a new roaster.

Farmer to Farmer has supported De la Gente through coffee sales, generous donations, including legal scales and a trilladora, and hold an active relationship with the Huehuetenango cooperative.

Alternative Grounds began by roasting only fairly traded coffees in 1995 and are very proud of their contribution to a growing awareness of fairtrade and freshly roasted coffee. They are our roasting partner in Canada, ensuring all customers receive freshly roasted coffee.

LUSH Cosmetics supports DLG by using our coffee in their cosmetics, drinking our coffee in their various US offices and supporting and promoting our projects with sales from their Charity Pot.

Centro is a US-based digital advertising agency, whose creative team spent a week volunteering with DLG. They fundraised for us, enabling us to invest in new equipment, farmer training and roya prevention materials.

The LATA Foundation, a subset of the Latin American Travel Association, works to transform lives. They support various artisans with start-up costs and training. They have also provided funding for our food security projects..

 

Volunteer Partners

Maximo Nivel provides many volunteers for DLG. Maximo is able to set up the volunteer opportunity, home stays in Antigua, meals and more, for any amount of time.

Volunteer Latin America is an environmentally-friendly organization that connects voluntary organizations and projects with a global audience of volunteers. They specialize in connecting volunteers to free and low-cost volunteer opportunities.