International donors often rally to address the immediate aftermath of natural disasters, but few continue to fund long-term rebuilding and resiliency efforts. Following the 2017 earthquakes, Mexico has faced unprecedented challenges to ensuring long-term recovery in affected communities and in preparing communities to be resilient to future natural disasters. 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, Fundación Comunitaria Puebla (FCP), raises funds from local private sector and philanthropic organizations and then invests in community projects in Puebla, Mexico. FCP’s investments enhance food security, increase income, and provide training and technical assistance to mitigate the impact of future natural disasters.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Community strengthening in Puebla in response to the 2017 earthquakes||Mexico||2019 – 2021||$133,430||$246,120||400 individuals||1200 individuals||agriculture and food security|