active grants
January 2022


IAF investment


people benefiting

Contacts for Guatemala

Foundation Representatives

Charissa Zehr

Ginger Deason

Grants Assistant

Sara Vargas

Local Liaison

Marcela Matamoros

Country Strategy

Guatemalans face widespread poverty, food insecurity, corruption, and violent crime. These issues, together with high rates of unemployment and the falling price of income-generating crops like coffee, drive unprecedented rates of irregular migration. Our grantees address these challenges by enhancing peace and security and improving democratic governance. They also expand economic opportunity, and reduce the motivation to migrate at the local level. They work with underserved populations, including women, youth, and Indigenous groups, in migrant-sending communities to create sustainable livelihoods in 18 of the country’s 22 departments.

We awarded our first grant in Guatemala in 1972. Since then, we have provided $47.6 million through 261 grants to local organizations.

Grants in Guatemala

ordered by most recently awarded