Our Organization

“Magis” (pronounced màh-gis) is a Latin word that means “more and better.” The name signifies our efforts to provide, alongside local partners, quality and inclusive education and community development programs for marginalized and impoverished communities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Founded in 2005, Magis Americas is a shared work of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States (JCU) and Conferencia de Provinciales de América Latina y El Caribe (CPAL), and aims to create greater opportunities for collaboration and solidarity between the two conferences.

Magis Americas, Inc. is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization based in Washington, D.C. As a Silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant, we are committed to transparency. Our Federal Tax ID number (EIN) is: 30-0341787