In 1989, a group of people decided to support an initiative in the Northern provinces of Argentina, to help rural communities meet their most basic needs. The effort aimed to help children who attended rural public schools and their families.
In 2002, this group of individuals decided not only to strengthen the elementary support to these communities but also to seek and implement solutions that would generate a basic sustainable economic activity. It was decided to structure the efforts that had been undertaken for years, by creating a non-profit organization under Argentine law.
Fundación Cruzada Argentina was created on December 10, 2002. Seventy two individual benefactors, both resident and non-resident in Argentina, committed financial aid for the first three years; thirty two of them acted as founders. On April 3, 2003, FCA obtained the approval from the Argentine authorities to work as a legal entity and the Argentine tax authority granted the foundation tax-exempt status on September 24, 2003.