who we are

Enriching lives for a brilliant future


Fundación Futuro Brillante was established in August 2016 by the Del Corazon Foundation.

The founders are deeply committed to supporting local communities, and thus created Futuro Brillante to help the residents of the Cabo Velas District in Guanacaste achieve a “brighter future”.

Futuro Brillante accomplishes its mission through direct program delivery in coordination with the local community, as well as collaborative partnerships with the private sector, public institutions, and other nonprofit organizations.



Our Purpose is to measurably enrich the lives of local community members by serving as a platform and catalyst for change.


Our Vision is for Futuro Brillante to truly changes lives for the better. The groups and individuals we empower are vibrant examples of what communities can achieve when given the opportunities and resources to do so.


Our Mission is to provide the residents of the District of Cabo Velas with educational opportunities, infrastructure improvements, and the development of entrepreneurial and technical skills, while also promoting environmental ethics and social change.


  • We are a part of the local community

    Our office is located in the heart of Matapalo, right off the plaza between the police station and the public elementary school. Our staff also live in the community.

  • Our projects respond to real community needs

    We develop our projects based on the needs shared with us by local residents through consistent, open communication. Our door is always open to the residents of Matapalo and the entire district of Cabo Velas.

  • We know that we can accomplish more together

    We make it a priority to collaborate with local government institutions, community committees and associations, schools, and private businesses.


Our project headquarters are located in Matapalo, a traditional Guanacasteco community located in the district of Cabo Velas. This beautiful farming community is located just a few kilometers from more than 10 breathtaking beaches, including Playa Grande, Playa Ventanas, Playa Conchal, Playa Minas, and Bahía de los Piratas. The town is well known in the region for its talented musicians, traditional dance groups, and excellent soccer teams. Matapalo’s infrastructure includes a public elementary school, community daycare,  Catholic Church, police station, public clinic (EBAIS), a few small restaurants, and two super markets.

While Matapalo is a tranquil town with a united community, many families live at or below the poverty level as a result of limited education opportunities and widespread unemployment combined with the high cost of living. Lack of employment has also contributed to an increase in drug and alcohol abuse, a problem that has especially affected local youth.

While Futuro Brillante is based in Matapalo, we strive to serve all residents of the District of Cabo Velas including the communities of Lomas, La Garita Vieja, Lajas de Matapalo, Playa Grande, Salinitas, Puerto Viejo and Playa Real.


Villalobos Hernández

Executive Director

Quesada Rojas

Administrative and Program Manager

Jaén Rosales

Program Assistant

Hernández Obando


Francisco Leiva

Maintenance and Operations Supervisor

Vargas Paniagua

Administrative and Program Assistant

Gutiérrez Jaén

English Teacher