We invest in community-led organizations in Chile that invest in and scale up creative approaches to development. Our current grantee partner, Movilh, is building on its recent success fostering socioeconomic opportunities for vulnerable urban communities by expanding its model to rural areas. Movilh’s comprehensive approach shows promise as a model for other grassroots groups focused on inclusion.
We awarded our first grant in Chile in 1973. Since then, we have provided $44.5 million through 264 grants to local organizations. Chile received approximately 20 percent of our total investment in the 1970s and 80s. During this period, we strengthened Chilean civil society and democratic decision-making during a time of unprecedented economic growth and democratization.