A distinct theory of change
At the IAF, we engage with marginalized communities in Latin America and the Caribbean as partners and not merely beneficiaries. We provide opportunities for their incipient organizations to directly tap into small amounts of patient and flexible capital, accompanied by technical assistance as needed.
We seek our community partners to map, prioritize, design and implement solutions that respond to their own communities’ challenges and local contexts. Our ultimate purpose is to facilitate their self-reliance so that they become less dependent on external aid, more resilient, and less vulnerable to crime, violence, extreme poverty, economic downturns, natural disasters, and other challenges.
Talk about community-led development!
Recent News and Stories
On Sunday, June 30, 2019, we join the National Museum of African American History and Culture for an event with storytellers and scholars from the United States and Latin America.
The IAF has joined a new initiative under the U.S.-Caribbean 2020 framework to strengthen the region's capacities to thrive in the face of natural disasters.