By supporting local philanthropy to tap into the resources available to communities (such as small businesses, donors, and social clubs), we can increase communities’ independence from international donors. This helps to ensure the long-term sustainability of local efforts since philanthropic organizations focused on one geographic area are more likely to be accountable to that community over time. At the IAF, we strengthen the ability of local philanthropic organizations to do effective programming and unlock additional public and private resources for long-term development. Our grantee partner FCH-Espwa raises funds from local private companies and the Haitian diaspora and then invests in grassroots organizations in the department of the Grand’Anse. FCH-Espwa’s investments enhance food security, improve access to credit, and increase income.