In the wake of the 2017 earthquakes, Mexico faces unprecedented challenges to secure long-term recovery and to help communities prepare for future natural disasters. Fundación Comunidad, A.C. (Comunidad) partners with communities in Morelos impacted by the earthquake to improve food sovereignty and small-business productivity and to mitigate the impact of future natural disasters. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Mexico. Comunidad’s activities that make more resources available to communities seeking to address their own development needs. This grant is part of our broader initiative to encourage innovative and entrepreneurial thinking to unlock private, public and local resources for grassroots development. This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Rebuilding Community Networks||Mexico||2018 – 2020||$116,885||$211,357||450 individuals||1,350 individuals||leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
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Looking for scenes of beauty and strength during these challenging times? In early March 2020, several IAF staff members traveled to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Lucia to visit potential grantee partners. Get a peek into community-led innovations in the Caribbean through their photos.
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