Support for corporate social engagement in community philanthropy represents a valuable return on investment due to higher contributions from the private sector that aim to reduce poverty and strengthen civil society. Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía, A.C. (CEMEFI) develops and manages a subgrant fund to finance grassroots development and encourages corporate social investment in Mexico. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to unlock private, public and community resources for grassroots development in Mexico. CEMEFI’s activities strengthen grassroots organizations through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
This grant is part of our broader initiative to encourage innovative and entrepreneurial thinking to increase funding sources for sustainable community-led development.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|RedAmerica Mexico node||Mexico||2014 – 2018||$141,630||$488,460||575 individuals||3,000 individuals||civic engagement
leadership and education
Talk about community-led development!
In celebration of International Women’s Day the Mexican Embassy on March 7 invited an Inter-American Foundation (IAF) grantee partner to talk about leadership and women making a difference in Guatemala. Alicia Lopez, an indigenous Awakateka and executive director of Asociación Política de Mujeres Mayas Moloj (MOLOJ), spoke of how youth Read more ›