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
Looking for scenes of beauty and strength during these challenging times? In early March 2020, several IAF staff members traveled to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Lucia to visit potential grantee partners. Get a peek into community-led innovations in the Caribbean through their photos.
We are living through a historic, global crisis and many wonder how we—especially the most vulnerable among us—will recover and rebuild afterwards. We recently spoke with Steve Vetter, a former IAF leader, who recalled another time in the IAF's history when grantees displayed resilience in the face of disaster.