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.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|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
leadership and education
Talk about community-led development!
IAF grantees in Honduras and Nicaragua share their reflections about Hurricane Mitch: how things have changed, how the work of their organizations today are responding to the long-term effects of the disaster.
Community partner COFAMIDE surveyed some 120 individuals who lost a loved one who attempted to migrate. The report reveals that these families are at a significant economic disadvantage compared to the rest of the population.