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.
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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
The Asociación Seres (SERES) will organize local community and nonprofit groups, including another IAF grantee partner, and manage a comprehensive leadership, governance, educational, and economic opportunity program for young adults between the ages of 15 to 30 from Guatemala's western highlands.
Corporación Andares Ida y Vuelta (Andares), working closely with the Asociación Campesina Agroecológica del Oriente del Tolima, provides training and technical assistance to help farming families benefit from the production and marketing of cacao, bananas, and other products with promising markets.
Casa da Mulher do Nordeste (CMN), supports a multifaceted program to empower women and young people in the Passarinho community of Recife. The program provides training and income generation opportunities as well as increases participants' ability to engage with local officials and increase public transparency in order to improve socioeconomic conditions.
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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.
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