Our grantee partners in Mexico expand economic opportunity and enhance peace and security at the local level. They also improve democratic governance and reduce the motivation to migrate. We invest in local organizations addressing challenges like food insecurity, poor crop yields due to environmental degradation, natural disasters, and low market access. Our grantee partners work with underserved populations in 29 of the country’s 32 states, including indigenous people, women, and youth. We fund mainly in Mexico’s central and southern states, particularly those with high poverty, inequality, and migration rates like Oaxaca and Chiapas.
We awarded our first grant in Mexico in 1972. Since then, we have awarded $71 million through 433 grants to local organizations.