Human rights and inclusion matter
At the IAF, we believe that inclusive societies build stronger communities. When all individuals and groups — regardless of ability, gender or identity — fully participate in economic, social and political life, they contribute to stronger governance for their nation. Strong, democratic governments make good neighbors for the United States.
We support community-led initiatives that ensure that excluded and marginalized populations have the access, skills and resources they need to improve their livelihoods. These efforts to expand inclusive opportunities span across all development sectors, including enterprise development, civic engagement and food security. Ultimately our goal is to encourage the establishment and growth of democratic institutions appropriate to countries where we work 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.
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.