While institutions of community philanthropy in Latin America and the Caribbean engage in individual projects, they lack access to a relevant global community of practice with which to connect. Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) collaborates with community foundations and social funds to develop a network that promotes philanthropy in the region’s communities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Latin America and the Caribbean. GFCF’s activities further actions and institutions that make more resources available to communities seeking to address their own development needs.
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|Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy: strengthening the capacities, evidence base and conceptual framework for community philanthropy and its institutions in the LAC region||South Africa||2016 – 2018||$185,000||$159,500||300 individuals||civic engagement
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A group of young Hondurans representing our grantee Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE) won first prize for their video sharing a vision for a country free of impunity and violence. Representatives of Alianza Por La Paz y Justicia, the Honduran NGO organizing the contest, awarded OYE with 10,000 lempiras ($450) Read more ›
Two years ago today, Mexico was hit by earthquakes that resulted in the loss of more than 365 lives. The Inter-American Foundation and our partners stepped in to support community foundations and strengthen their local leadership.