Transparency

Acento, Acción Local A. C. is a civil organization formally constituted under Mexican law, in full exercise of the rights and freedoms granted by the Mexican constitution, and various international treaties. Its operation adheres to the highest standards of institutional, legal and collective accountability.

I. Governing Bodies

Assembly of Associates

In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation (and the terms of the Civil Code), has the power to decide upon the organization’s own existence (change its aims and social purpose, widen its mandate or terminate its existence, etc.). The Assembly may appoint and dismiss the Board of Directors, Working Groups, Executive Management and legal representation.

The Assembly must review and approve the organization’s accounts annually and meet twice a year to monitor its general lines of work.

II. Executive Team

Executive Management

The Executive Management team is appointed by the Assembly of Associates and is responsible for reporting the extent to which Acento meets its objectives, as well as financial management, collaboration and evaluation.

Legal Representation

In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, the powers of representation of the organization, in addition to those corresponding to the Chair of the Assembly of Associates, shall be delegated to Executive Management.

III. Organigram

(In Progress)

IV. Finance

Income
Source: The McArthur Foundation
Amount: 10,000,000 USD
Term: 5 years (2020 -2024)
Description of Grant: The purpose of this funding is to contribute to strengthening the actions of organized civil society in issues of human rights and social justice, using multiple strategies for access to diverse resources. With a special focus on organizations working in and from the local field, that have historically been systematically marginalized from access to resources.
Source: Ford Foundation
Amount: 200,000 USD
Term: 2021
Description of Grant: To strengthen Acento, Acción Local, A.C.’s internal capacity for fundraising and communication.
Donations/Support

V. Annual Reports

Work Reports

Pending

Audited Reports

Pending

Evaluations

Pending

VI. Internal Regulation

Calls for Proposals

Pending

Statement of Principles (or similar)

Pending

VII. Regulatory Framework

General obligations for Civil Organizations
  •         To be legally registered 
  •         To have a legally-founded corporate purpose
  •         To evaluate objectives and be held accountable
  •         To notify of income above threshold
  •         To maintain relevant records
  •         To cooperate with the authorities
  •         Fees to be charged (as appropriate)
  •         To be declared to the tax authority
  •         Charges to be retained and paid (as appropriate)

    To be declared to the authorities (as appropriate)

  •       Charges to be retained and paid (as appropriate)

 

Federal Tax Code

  •         Tax-Payer Obligations
  •         Dates information must be submitted
  •         Payment Deadlines
  •         Tax-Payer Obligations
  •         Dates information must be submitted
  •         Payment Deadlines
  •         Obligations for Members
  •         Payment of Contributions
  •         Security Obligations
  •         Payment of Benefits
  •         To be legally registered 
  •         To have a legally-founded corporate purpose
  •         To evaluate objectives and be held accountable
  •         To notify of income above threshold
  •         To maintain relevant records
  •         To cooperate with the authorities
  •         Fees to be charged (as appropriate)
  •         To be declared to the tax authority
  •         Charges to be retained and paid (as appropriate)

    To be declared to the authorities (as appropriate)

  •       Charges to be retained and paid (as appropriate)

 

Federal Tax Code

  •         Tax-Payer Obligations
  •         Dates information must be submitted
  •         Payment Deadlines
  •         Tax-Payer Obligations
  •         Dates information must be submitted
  •         Payment Deadlines
  •         Obligations for Members
  •         Payment of Contributions
  •         Security Obligations
  •         Payment of Benefits
General obligations for Civil Organizations
  •         Freedom of Association
  •         The Right to Participate in Public Affairs
  •         Freedom of Expression
  •         Access to Information
  •         Freedom of Association
  •         The Right to Participate in Public Affairs
  •         Freedom of Expression
  •         Access to Information 
  •         Freedom of Association
  •         The Right to Participate in Public Affairs
  •         Freedom of Expression
  •         Access to Information
  •         Freedom of Association
  •         The Right to Participate in Public Affairs
  • The Right to Constitute Not-For-Profit Organizations

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