Comunaliais a national network of 16 community foundations that promotes coordination and organizational strengthening within Mexico’s local philanthropy sector. We partner with Comunalia to strengthen the role of the network as a democratic body representing the community foundation sector and civil society as a whole, providing valuable services to its members by serving over 400 grassroots communities in 15 Mexican states and catalyzing social change.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundationis a private foundation that supports nonprofit organizations working to strengthen their hometown of Flint, Michigan, and other communities around the world. We are partnering to strengthen the community foundation sector in Mexico to ignite local philanthropy and reinforce the role of community-based institutions that understand the local context and mobilize assets for communities addressing their own development needs.
Danone Waters Argentina is a subsidiary of the leading global food and beverage company and the Danone Ecosystem Fund is an endowment fund promoting inclusive and sustainable economic models. We are partnering to strengthen recycling systems and economic activity in 35 cities in Argentina by working with Fundación Avina, a Latin American foundation with a successful track record of supporting local recycling organizations.
Empresa para el Desarrollo (EDESA) is a Costa Rican microfinance lender. We launched our first-ever impact investment in EDESA to extend access to credit to 3,500 micro and small enterprises in Costa Rica and Panama.
The Fine Chocolate Industry Association is a non-profit trade association representing 300 chocolate makers and buyers. We are partnering to provide technical education and marketing opportunities to small-scale cocoa farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean.
International Community Foundation (ICF) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing grantmaking by U.S. donors to strengthen civil society and promote sustainable communities in Northwest Mexico. In collaboration with the IAF, ICF has expanded its activities to Central America, where we are partnering to empower and create economic opportunities for indigenous, women, and youth grassroots organizations.
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to economic integration, good governance, and protecting human rights among the countries and territories of the Eastern Caribbean. We are partnering to strengthen grassroots capacity to improve governance, promote sustainable smallholder agriculture, and boost small businesses growth in this region.
The Philip Stephenson Foundation
The Philip Stephenson Foundation is a philanthropic foundation that promotes marine exploration, protection, and security, primarily in the U.S. and Eastern Caribbean coastal regions. We are co-investing in a grant to Sustainable Grenadines to bolster disaster resilience and marine conservation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
RedEAmérica, launched by the IAF and 23 founding members in 2002,is now an 80-member alliance of corporate foundations in 13 countries that support grassroots development in Latin America and the Caribbean.We partner to jointly innovate, influence business practices, and mobilize funds for grassroots development.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an annual gathering in Washington, D.C., that catalyzes intercultural exchange through research, curation, live programs, and storytelling. In 2020, we collaborated with the Festival to elevate the work of Brazilian indigenous groups, including our grantees, by sponsoring their participation in the Festival, which took place virtually.
Young Americas Business Trust
Young Americas Business Trust is an international nonprofit that works in cooperation with the Organization of American States to promote young people’s social and economic development. We are partnering to invest in the region’s most promising youth entrepreneurs as they develop social enterprises that support grassroots communities to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.