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November 2021


IAF investment


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Contacts for Chile

Foundation Representative

Juanita Roca

Program Assistant

Shervin Chambers

Local Liaison

Florencia Alvarez

Country Strategy

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.

Projects in Chile

ordered by most recently awarded


2021 – CHT

Capítulo Chileno de Transparencia Internacional, Chile Transparente (CHT) is collaborating with community leaders and municipal authorities in eight municipalities to increase communities’ capacity to oversee the use of public resources, through an assessment, training, technical assistance, and dissemination of best practices.

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Movilh provides technical assistance to communities in Los Lagos, Valparaíso, Bio Bio and Maule to develop awareness of the rights of this marginalized population and offers financial support to facilitate collaboration among related community organizations.

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Staff working with projects in Chile

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Frequently asked questions

Who governs the IAF?2020-06-22T09:28:39-04:00

We are governed by a bipartisan board of directors appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate. Members are drawn from both the private sector and federal government. The board appoints a president who serves as our chief executive officer.

How are you funded?2020-06-22T13:49:24-04:00
  • The U.S. Congress annually appropriates funds directly to the IAF. This represents our largest funding source.