Who We Are

History of the Foundation

The Tinker Foundation was created by Edward Larocque Tinker (1881-1968) in 1959 in memory of his wife Frances McKee Tinker, his father Henry Champlin Tinker, and his grandfather Edward Greenfield Tinker.

Dr. Tinker was convinced that the future freedom and prosperity of the peoples of the Americas depended upon their mutual trust, friendship, and cooperation, and it was in that spirit that the Foundation was established.


Meet our Board of Directors

The Tinker Foundation's Board of Directors together and individually have decades of experience in Latin American affairs and represent a wide range of sectors, including academia, business and finance, and public service.


Meet our Staff

If you have any questions for the Foundation, please contact one of our staff members.