If the central mission of a community foundation is to encourage generosity, then promoting the philanthropy of a local resident — who happens to be an immigrant — to her community of origin can be an important first step.
This is the fourth video in our series that follows our grantee partners working to build peace in Colombia. Etnollano is one of 19 organizations in Colombia that we support to explore and to participate in building peace in their regions.
Participative certification, consumer-producer linkages, and the role of women and young people are discussion topics.
Through music, dance and theater, our grantee partner Troupe Culturelle Dahomey preserves a Haitian traditional heritage for modern young people who turn their eyes and ears to foreign entertainment.
This is the third video in our series that follows our grantee partners working to build peace in Colombia. Guambia is one of 19 grassroots organizations in Colombia that we support to explore and to participate in building peace in their regions. They work to preserve the territory, social and political autonomy, and cultural identity of the indigenous Guambiano people, also known as the Misak.
Our grantee partner Grupo Juvenil Dion (GJD) offers mobile workshops throughout Honduras to help students such as Kelyn Jojary, a beautician student, learn marketable skills, identify job opportunities and launch small businesses.
A majority of the planet’s food is produced by smallholder family farmers, who are also among the world’s poorest.
April 6 is International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Incorporating sports in community development is a great and cost-effective way to promote positive social change. For an example of how we support this idea, look no further than Brazil.
In the 1990s, pitching great Juan Marichal contributed to grassroots development as a "good will ambassador" for our grantee partner alum Instituto Dominicano de Desarrollo Integral (IDDI). This human service organization helps residents carry out projects to improve non-formal education, housing, preventative health, sanitation and microenterprise development.
One of the IAF’s Grassroots Fellowship recipients for 2016-2017 is conducting research in the Muskitia, where she is learning to navigate not only this historic land but also the language of the Miskitu people.