Communities in Colonia lack sufficient resources to secure needed development funding. Asociación Civil Fondo Región Colonia (FRC) provides grants for projects that encourage community participation and exchanges among local organizations and mobilize local, national and international resources from the public and private sectors. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to unlock private, public and community resources for grassroots development in Uruguay. FRC’s activities strengthen grassroots organizations through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
This grant is part of our broader initiative to encourage innovative and entrepreneurial thinking to expand local resources for grassroots development.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Mobilization of resources for community development in Colonia, Uruguay, through institutional strengthening||Uruguay||2016 – 2019||$200,100||$263,300||3,000 individuals||15,000 individuals||civic engagement
leadership and education
Talk about community-led development!
To launch our series on 50 years of grassroots successes, we explore why our grantees consider us one of the best funders of international development, according to the Center for Effective Philanthropy survey on grantees’ perceptions of their funders.