Investing in community-led development works
Our holistic approach to sustainable development promotes and invests in citizen-led grassroots initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean to help communities realize opportunities and solve their own problems.
Learn about grassroots development
When we involve community leaders in the design and implementation of development, their projects yield long-term, sustainable results.
What matters in community-led development
Each project we fund addresses multiple development challenges in the region. We focus our efforts on strategic areas such as job skills, inclusion, alternatives to migration and food security.
We deliver real results in both individuals and organizations looking to build the capacity to sustain their own efforts.
Stories of impact
Explore news and stories of our work with community partners in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Recent News and Stories
The Inter-American Foundation’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Simone Gourguechon, global sustainability strategy manager for McDonald’s Corporation, to its advisory council.
By sustainably harvesting forests, Mexican community organizations are stemming deforestation and ensuring opportunities for all people to thrive in their home communities.
Few would have imagined in the early days that former IAF grantee partner Fundación Defensores del Chaco would become a youth-led powerhouse mobilizing entire towns to advocate for themselves. But what started as a street soccer team became a space where young people and their communities could bring their problems and find solutions together.