Providing financial resources to nascent and remote grassroots organizations through national socio-environmental funds has been challenging due to the complexity of providing effective monitoring and evaluation. Fundo Socioambiental CASA (CASA) partners with civil society organizations to evaluate the potential of launching a funding model in other South American countries based on CASA’s model in Brazil. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to unlock private, public and community resources for grassroots development in Brazil. CASA’s activities assist individuals or other civil society groups to propel their own development, defend their rights, promote inclusion, and advocate for government accountability and transparency.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Feasibility study for the creation of national socio-environmental funds in South America||Brazil||2017 – 2018||$50,000||$60,800||60 individuals||6,000 individuals||leadership and education
natural resource management
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The Inter-American Foundation has awarded Grassroots Development Fellowships to 15 Ph.D. candidates from universities in the United States who will conduct dissertation research in Latin America during 2017 to 2018. The Fellows were selected on the strength of their academic record, their proposals and their potential contribution to grassroots development. Read more ›