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
To launch our series on 50 years of grassroots successes, we explore why our grantees consider us one of the best funders of international development, according to the Center for Effective Philanthropy survey on grantees’ perceptions of their funders.
The Inter-American Foundation Launches its First Impact Investment in a Central American Microcredit LenderInter-American Foundation
The IAF launched its first-ever impact investment in Empresa para el Desarrollo (EDESA) in Costa Rica on January 30.
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.