Portfolio of active grants
Since our first grant awarded in 1972, the Inter-American Foundation has invested more than $708 million in more than 5,000 community development projects across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Our community partners undertake an array of initiatives that range from food production to community services to small business initiatives. The majority of these projects focus on expanding economic opportunity in disadvantaged areas and for marginalized populations. Because our approach to development is holistic, we support projects that address multiple development areas and achieve sustainable benefits beyond the life of a grant. This means that the impact of a small IAF investment is truly transformative in the region.
Explore our portfolio of active projects by country, and learn about the remarkable work our partners do.
total IAF investment
Funding priorities by country
We prioritize our funding based on the potential that grants have to make significant impact on our strategic goals in these countries and across the region.
Recently awarded grants
Centro de Promoción de la Equidad “María Elena Moyano” helps small-scale producers from six organizations increase family incomes, diversify and add value to their products and protect the environment by cultivating agroforestry systems focused on native rubber species and associated crops.
Fundación Gaia Amazonas (GAIA), in close collaboration with the Fundación Natura (Natura) and the Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular (CINEP) support 13 local organizations (Asociaciones de Autoridades Indigenas –AATI) in the departments of Amazonas, Vaupes and Guainia to advocate for their livelihoods.
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Recent News and Stories
The IAF, Fairtrade International, and the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers and Workers (CLAC) are partnering to boost income and food security for small-scale farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Behind the very first artifact to enter the African American History Museum’s collections resides a story about recovering the Afro-Ecuadorian experience.