Oaxaca State faces environmental challenges such as pollution and the loss of forest cover that exacerbate the poverty and vulnerability of its residents to natural disasters. Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (FOCN) is strengthening its role in environmental programming in Oaxaca and solidifying its organizational structure, setting it on a more sustainable trajectory. The IAF supports community-led solutions to fortify civil society organizations providing needed services in Mexico. Through this grant, FOCN engages its board of directors, staff, community leaders, and local organizations in assessments and strategic planning in order to strengthen programming. FOCN’s activities bolster efforts to counteract environmental degradation and protect the natural resources on which communities depend.
Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza en Oaxaca, A.C.
IAF grant funding:
Institutional strengthening and strategic planning for Fondo Oaxaqueno para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza
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.