Panama suffers from high rates of poverty, inequality, and insecurity linked to drug trafficking. Our grantee partners in Panama expand economic opportunity, enhance peace and security, and improve democratic governance at the local level. We invest in helping people manage their natural resources and preparing local organizations to increase food security, reduce violence, and employment opportunities. Currently, our grantees work in four of Panama’s 13 provinces and territories.
We awarded our first grant in Panama in 1972. Since then, we have provided $30 million through 226 grants to local organizations.