Locally-rooted institutions have the ability to unlock resources for communities and ensure the long-term sustainability of civil society organizations. At the IAF, we strengthen the ability of local philanthropic organizations to carry out effective programming and obtain additional public and private resources for long-term development. Our grantee partner, Alianza de Fundaciones Comunitarias México (Comunalia), will establish a hub to promote peer-to-peer coordination and learning, providing training for community foundations in areas such as evaluation, community philanthropy, grassroots development grant-making, fundraising, and proposal writing. This hub will contribute to the long-term viability of thousands of civil society organizations providing a range of services without relying on U.S. government resources or assistance.
Alianza de Fundaciones Comunitarias México, A.C.
IAF grant funding:
Comunalia 2.0: Building a Better Future for Mexico
2020 – 2023
community asset mobilization
Latin American cocoa farmers are reeling from the combined impact of COVID-19 and recent hurricanes. We are teaming up with the Fine Chocolate Industry Association to help them restart their livelihoods and build strong networks.
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened pre-existing inequalities experienced by vulnerable groups. Our grantee partners have found that increasing access to technology helps address these issues, connecting people to jobs, education, and social support.
In the wake of COVID-19, we have broadened our alliances with current partners to help at-risk communities adapt and recover. We have also identified promising new private sector partners and funding opportunities to scale our efforts even further.