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November 2021


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Contacts for Bolivia

Foundation Representative

Jeremy Coon

Grants Assistant

Sara Vargas

Local Liaison

Rita Murillo

Country Strategy

Bolivia struggles with severe poverty, inequality, food insecurity, and drug trafficking, as well as a recent surge of violent political instability. Our projects expand economic opportunity, improve democratic governance, and enhance peace and security in six of Bolivia’s nine departments. We invest in projects that support sustainable livelihoods and increase civic engagement among indigenous people, women, and youth.

We awarded our first grant in Bolivia in 1973. Since then, we have provided $48.7 million through 298 grants to local organizations.

Projects in Bolivia

ordered by most recently awarded


2021 – ECOTOP

Fundación Ecotop (ECOTOP) promotes a community-based sustainable agroforestry systems model that diversifies crop production and promotes environmental resilience.

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2021 – Jach´a Uru

Jach'a Uru is an association for the parents of children and youth with disabilities that raises awareness of the rights of people with disabilities and advocates for programs and policies that incorporate a community-based rehabilitation strategy to improve their health, wellbeing, and inclusion.

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2021 – AMALIC

Asociación de Mujeres Aymaras Lecheras de Irpa Chico (AMALIC) is adapting production and marketing strategies for its small producer-owned dairy enterprise.

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2021 – IPHAE

Instituto para el Hombre, Agricultura y Ecologia (IPHAE) is providing materials, supplies, and technical assistance and training to six producer associations and Madre Tierra Amazonia, a producer-owned social enterprise, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fundación Amigos de la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (AMIGARSE) will work with approximately 40 recycler associations in five departments (Chuquisaca, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Sucre and Santa Cruz) to strengthen links among the recycler associations and advocate for public policies and programs that recognize and support an inclusive, community-based recycling sector. 

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Centro de Formación y Capacitación para la Participación Ciudadana (FOCAPACI), works with producer and consumer groups to improve and promote organic production techniques, provide access to healthy foods, generate income, and strengthen women and young people’s capacity to advocate for public policies that promote nutrition, food security, and gender equity.

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Asociación de Artesanos del Campo (Artecampo) is a grassroots women’s association that will strengthen its administrative, management, marketing and production capacity in order to become more self-sufficient through sales of its art and artisan crafts.

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Fundación RENACE - Red Nacional de Acción Ecológica (RENACE) works with women-led community enterprises in the Alto Beni region to improve production and marketing of local products and services in order to generate employment, increase incomes and strengthen community resilience.

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Asociación de Mujeres Unidas Para el Desarrollo Sostenible (ASMUDES) promotes sustainable farming practices, works to improve marketing for fruit and organic products, and provides technical assistance in leadership to encourage civic participation by women and young people.

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Staff working with projects in Bolivia