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
We and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation are honored to be selected as a 2020 Finalist for Concordia’s prestigious P3 Impact Award in recognition of our public-private partnership (P3) fostering a strong community foundation sector in Mexico.
Over the past 50 years, the IAF has supported an incredible number of innovative and entrepreneurial groups with a common dream: transforming their lives and communities. Join us as we travel north to south through the region to see how agricultural producers and artisan groups have conquered the world with small IAF investments to grow their businesses.