Women have always had a strong presence in the IAF’s portfolio. Some 23 percent of the IAF's current grantees focus specifically on women’s health, education, entrepreneurship, leadership and rights, including to live safe from violence.
Representatives of grassroots organizations, businesses, corporate foundations and their allies gathered Feb. 27 in Antigua, Guatemala, to celebrate with the winners of the first Latin American Grassroots Development Award
The Jamaica Gleaner highlighted the efforts of Local Initiative Facility for the Environment (LIFE) to encourage responsible bee-keeping.
Tico Times, a Costa Rican weekly, featured the recent opening of Regiones Café, an initiative undertaken by IAF grantee ACTUAR
The annual report of the Inter-American Foundation is a reminder of the encouraging efforts going on in this hemisphere, the often daunting context, and the vast diversity of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Renowned social scientist, economist and friend of the IAF Albert O. Hirschman died on Dec. 10 at the age of 97.
Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the Americas Partnership on Social Inclusion and Equality, the IAF invites proposals to work with traditionally marginalized populations
The inclusion of a question on disability status in the 2012 census was a giant step forward for disability rights in Paraguay.
Students from Suchitoto communities Las Américas, Copapayo, La Cruz and El Papaturro are participating in a school program to learn skills, passed down by their grandparents, for the making of traditional crafts, furniture and weavings.
RedEAmérica, an IAF-initiated business-sector alliance, welcomes nominations for the Latin American Grassroots Development Award
The Social Good Brazil seminar brings together social entrepreneurs and innovators to share ideas to make the world a better place.
The International Women’s Forum (IWF) will honor Kay K. Arnold with the 2012 Women Who Make a Difference award for her accomplishments in business and philanthropy.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty represents an opportunity to recognize the struggles of the poor and a call to alleviate the situation.
World Food Day celebrates the contributions made by cooperatives and farmer associations in the fight against hunger.
October 11 marks the first International Day of the Girl. The occasion is a call to reflect on the challenges girls face and to celebrate what they can accomplish.
The IAF awarded $16,441,000 to more than 120 organizations undertaking grassroots development in 18 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean
Elmer Arias, founder and president of Fundación para la Educación Social Económico y Cultural (FUPEC), an IAF Salvadoran grantee, was among eight Latino “Champions of Change” recognized at the White House
This issue of Grassroots Development celebrates the IAF’s long and productive history with the indigenous peoples of the Americas by focusing on how some of them use the resources of their heritage to move away from poverty and powerlessness.
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C., will host Peruvians from three IAF-funded grassroots organizations July 25-30 at Kaypi Perú, a celebration of their country’s cultural heritage
IAF president Robert N. Kaplan will be a panelist at Leveraging Investments in Latin America, a briefing on microfinance and public-sector partnerships hosted by Congressman Sam Farr.