Our history

We are a private, non-political and public utility institution, which arose from the will and desire of the philanthropist Mr. Benjamin Bloom, formally established in his will in October 1951.

Since its inception, Fundacion Benjamin Bloom has been dedicated to work and support the maintenance, improvement projects, infrastructure, medical equipment, medicines and supplies to cure and prevent diseases or illnesses that afflict the patients of Hospital Benjamin Bloom and the most in need segments of society.

Durante siete décadas, la fundación ha logrado beneficiar a más de 200 mil personas cada año, a través de los diferentes ejes de trabajo, brindando apoyo en las áreas de salud, educación, desarrollo humano y ayuda humanitaria. Siendo la Fundación con más trayectoria en nuestro país, FUNDABLOOM ha podido ser testigo de los resultados de cada donativo entregado.

Como fundación hemos logrado apoyar con plena satisfacción las necesidades que se nos han presentado, a través del fideicomiso heredado por Don Benjamín; sin embargo, ahora necesitamos la ayuda de todos los para lograr una obra igual de grande como la que Don Benjamín entregó a El Salvador hace más de 90 años. El sueño que comenzó con un hombre, ahora debe ser el sueño de todos los salvadoreños. ¡Únete a nuestra causa!

As Gabriela Mistral said "The future of children is always today. Tomorrow will be too late."

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"Being El Salvador the place where he lived the best years of his life", Mr. Benjamin Bloom decides to give back to the country what he had earned and noticing the social needs, he decides to build the first national hospital for children on November 6, 1928, which when donated to the state became the National Children's Hospital "Benjamin Bloom" (HNNBB).
October
1921
On December 31, 1951, Mr. Benjamin Bloom dies leaving a trust fund destined to the creation of a foundation, whose main purpose would be to assist the most vulnerable people and thus support as much as possible the needs of the Hospital Nacional de Niños "Benjamin Bloom" (HNNBB).
May
1951
On May 29, 1959, Fundacion Benjamin Bloom or FUNDABLOOM is established as a private, non-political, non-profit institution committed to provide quality medical care to children in El Salvador, without distinction of race, nationality or religion.
October
1959
On November 17, 1961, began the development of the project of what would become the new Hospital Benjamin Bloom. Later in 1963, construction began.
May
1961
On December 21, 1970 the new Benjamín Bloom Children's Hospital (HNNBB) was inaugurated by President Fidel Sánchez Hernández. And on January 31, 1971, this new hospital began operations.
October
1970
On October 10, 1986 San Salvador suffers an earthquake, causing considerable damage to the city's infrastructure. The buildings of the Benjamin Bloom National Hospital (HNNBB) were severely damaged and had to be closed and moved to a temporary location. During this period the Foundation provided more than 1 million colones to help with its operation.
May
1986
Between 1989 and 1990, the reconstruction project of the hospital began with the support of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, for which the Foundation made a new donation of more than 2 million colones.
October
1989
In 2009 the Foundation supports the construction and equipment of the Children's Burn Unit of Hosptial Bloom with more than 1.5 million dollars.
May
2009
In 2013, the project to build and fully equip the Outpatient Clinic of Hospital Benjamin Bloom (HNNBB) began, funded by a donation of US$1,200,000 from FUNDABLOOM.
October
2013