Help us transform lives

Through the promotion of bottom-up development, the IAF has created a rich 50-year history of supporting community-led initiatives and helping grassroots organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean meet their needs and thrive. Your support multiplies our investments in grassroots solutions that build stronger, more sustainable, and resilient communities throughout the region.

Please join us in our work paving the way for more prosperous, inclusive, and peaceful communities.

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Frequently asked questions

Why donate?2019-09-09T13:20:25-04:00

Private giving is essential to strengthen our investments in grassroots development and help communities thrive in Latin America and the Caribbean through sustainable programming. As an independent agency of the U.S. government, we receive an annual allocation of funds through the federal appropriations process, which constitutes the majority of our operating and programmatic budget. However, we regularly receive more high-quality, viable proposals for projects than we can fund via agency appropriations. Private support from donors like you makes our limited federal funding go further, by allowing us to support more of the region’s best ideas and promote a sustainable funding model throughout the hemisphere.

Is my donation tax-deductible?2018-08-17T13:43:57-04:00

Yes. The IAF is an independent agency of the United States government, and your donation qualifies as a charitable contribution under IRS Code sections 170(a) and 170(c).

Can I designate my gift to a certain program or country?2019-09-09T15:53:25-04:00

We appreciate your interest in supporting our projects. The IAF carefully conducts a priorities and needs assessment of the region. While it is possible to have your gift directed toward a specific initiative or country where we work, we prefer that you make your contribution unrestricted to the IAF. Doing so ensures agency resources are more quickly and effectively available to meet the region’s greatest needs. If you have any concerns, please send an email to donate@iaf.gov.

How will you protect my privacy when I submit a donation through your website?2019-09-09T16:22:27-04:00

The Inter-American Foundation is committed to respecting the privacy of donors. We will not sell, share, or trade your name or personal information with any other entity, nor send you mailings on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by the Inter-American Foundation, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

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