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
Two years ago today, Mexico was hit by earthquakes that resulted in the loss of more than 365 lives. The Inter-American Foundation and our partners stepped in to support community foundations and strengthen their local leadership.
Today marks the start of Feed the Future Week, a weeklong event highlighting the progress and potential for the world to end global hunger.
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.