Our grantee partners in the Dominican Republic work in 24 of the country’s 32 provinces to improve food security, increase incomes, and promote human rights. Our investments build community resilience and advance U.S. priorities in the Dominican Republic, such as the Caribbean 2020 framework and the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership.
Our grantees’ projects focus on underserved populations, including women, youth, Haitian immigrants, and people living with HIV. Projects include communities on both sides of the Dominican/Haitian border, where poverty is most common. Together, grantees in both countries strengthen communication and bonds of friendship and exchange best practices for reducing poverty.
We awarded our first grant in the Dominican Republic in 1972. Since then, we have provided $31.2 million through 249 grants to local organizations.