Congress created the IAF with a simple mandate: trust local communities. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, community-led groups have their own ideas about the best ways to improve their situation. So, why not provide small grants and technical support to help them implement their own plans? After 50 years of promoting development from the ground up, we look ahead knowing that local organizations will continue paving the way for more prosperous, inclusive, and peaceful communities. We look forward to helping them soar for years to come.