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 spur employment, increase food security, and improve resiliency in the face of natural disasters. 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 $30.9 million through 227 grants to local organizations.