Strategic program areas
Each foreign assistance investment we make in Latin America and the Caribbean addresses multiple development challenges in a holistic manner. Our foundation representatives evaluate proposals with acute awareness of the local economic, political and social context and other factors that improve potential for successful outcomes. These smart, cost-effective investments provide the U.S. Government with a direct link to civil society and lessons about effective development practices across program areas that can truly make a difference.
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
Investments in sustainable agriculture and food security build stronger local economies and improve natural resource management.
Job Skills and Enterprise Development
Supporting human capital fortifies U.S. relations with community leaders and helps secure a future of economic and social prosperity.
Civic Engagement, Leadership and Education
Technical assistance and capacity building support a more democratic citizenry and a more inclusive civil society prepared to exercise their civic responsibilities and raise awareness of rights.
Human Rights and Inclusion
Excluded and marginalized populations must have the access, skills and resources they need to improve their livelihoods.
Natural Resource Management
We support community-led solutions that focus on strengthening resilience and improving environmental outcomes through sustainable natural resource management.
Alternatives to Migration
By addressing the root causes of out-migration and responding to communities’ specific needs, we strengthen the social and economic fabric of civil society.
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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.