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2020 IN REVIEW

2020 IN REVIEW

REFLECTIONS ON 2020

from our President & Board Chair

This year saw the IAF continuing to propel effective grassroots development even during a global health and economic crisis.

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck Latin America and the Caribbean in March, already vulnerable communities faced heightened food insecurity, income loss, health risks, and gender-based violence. IAF grantees joined the front lines, helping communities survive by distributing food and personal protective equipment, investing in economic recovery, and supporting longer-term environmental and economic resilience across the region.

In the face of hardship and uncertainty, we are encouraged that the values that have underpinned the IAF for 50 years hold true. As we chart our course into the next 50 years, we do so with an unshakable commitment to our foundational vision: that communities know best how to resolve their own challenges.

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INVESTMENTS & RESULTS in 2020

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Map of Current Grantees

Region Number of Grants Total Investment
Andean 71 $42.2M
Caribbean 35 $24.9M
Central America 139 $86.5M
Mexico 26 $20.4M
Southern Cone 46 $30.3M
Multi-country 16 $14.5M

Program Areas of New Investments

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IAF Investment in 2020
A doughnut graph shows the percentages of new IAF investments by program area: $8.5 million (28%) in sustainable agriculture and food security; $6.4 million (21%) in enterprise development and job skills; $5.7 million (19%) in civic engagement and human rights; $3.4 million (11%) in natural resource management; $2.8 million (9%) in community asset mobilization; $1.9 million (6%) in leadership; and $1.2 million (4%) in culture and development and other.

Map of Current Grantees

Region Number of Grants Total Investment
Andean 71 $42.2M
Caribbean 35 $24.9M
Central America 139 $86.5M
Mexico 26 $20.4M
Southern Cone 46 $30.3M
Multi-country 16 $14.5M

Program Areas of New Investments

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IAF Investment in 2020
A doughnut graph shows the percentages of new IAF investments by program area: $8.5 million (28%) in sustainable agriculture and food security; $6.4 million (21%) in enterprise development and job skills; $5.7 million (19%) in civic engagement and human rights; $3.4 million (11%) in natural resource management; $2.8 million (9%) in community asset mobilization; $1.9 million (6%) in leadership; and $1.2 million (4%) in culture and development and other.

RESPONDING TO COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed the worst health and economic crisis in Latin American and Caribbean history. The IAF quickly responded to the needs of vulnerable communities, allowing grantees to reprogram funds for critical activities and providing additional emergency funding.

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What Our Grantees Are Doing

A Brazilian woman is wearing a handmade mask and sewing a different mask.

An array of vibrant fruits, vegetables, and flowers is laid out on a table.

A group of 4 Honduran young people at work inside a recording studio.

RESPONDING TO COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed the worst health and economic crisis in Latin American and Caribbean history. The IAF quickly responded to the needs of vulnerable communities, allowing grantees to reprogram funds for critical activities and providing additional emergency funding.

$0
million dollars invested in COVID-19 response
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local organizations funded in 21 countries
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grantees could safely continue work

What Our Grantees Are Doing

A Brazilian woman is wearing a handmade mask and sewing a different mask.

An array of vibrant fruits, vegetables, and flowers is laid out on a table.

A group of 4 Honduran young people at work inside a recording studio.

RESPONDING TO COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed the worst health and economic crisis in Latin American and Caribbean history. The IAF quickly responded to the needs of vulnerable communities, allowing grantees to reprogram funds for critical activities and providing additional emergency funding.

$0
million dollars invested in COVID-19 response
0
local organizations funded in 21 countries
0%
grantees could safely continue work

What Our Grantees Are Doing

A Brazilian woman is wearing a handmade mask and sewing a different mask.

An array of vibrant fruits, vegetables, and flowers is laid out on a table.

A group of 4 Honduran young people at work inside a recording studio.

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Our Women INvesting in Growth & Security (WINGS) initiative directly invests in community-led projects that increase women’s access to financing and expand their leadership, business, and management training opportunities.

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million dollars invested as of FY2020
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local organizations funded in 23 countries
Two Colombian women and small business owners sell handmade jewelry at an outdoor booth.

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Our Women INvesting in Growth & Security (WINGS) initiative directly invests in community-led projects that increase women’s access to financing and expand their leadership, business, and management training opportunities.

$0
million dollars invested as of FY2020
0
local organizations funded in 23 countries
Two Colombian women and small business owners sell handmade jewelry at an outdoor booth.

RESOLVING CONFLICT

The COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding economic crisis have increased gender-based violence and recruitment of young people into gangs across the region, including in Haiti.

SPOTLIGHT

  • Fanm Deside operates the only shelter for domestic violence in the Sud-Est department. Over the grant’s two years to date, women participants have learned their rights and their reporting of violence has increased by 90%.

  • Lakou Lapè trains youth in dangerous neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince to resolve conflicts. It engages the business community to offer alternatives to participating in gangs.

RESOLVING CONFLICT

The COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding economic crisis have increased gender-based violence and recruitment of young people into gangs across the region, including in Haiti.

SPOTLIGHT

  • Fanm Deside operates the only shelter for domestic violence in the Sud-Est department. Women participants have learned their rights and their reporting of violence has increased by 90%.
  • Lakou Lapè trains youth in dangerous neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince to resolve conflicts. It engages the business community to offer alternatives to participating in gangs.

RECOGNITIONS

2020 P3 Impact Award Finalist. Our partnership with the C.S. Mott Foundation to foster a strong community philanthropy sector in Mexico was honored as a leading public-private partnership.

Equator Prize. Approximately 1 in 10 prize winners from the region have received an IAF grant. Our grantee partner Utz Che’, a Guatemalan forestry nonprofit, won the award in 2020.

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