Strengthening local capacity
As stewards of U.S. taxpayer dollars, we are committed to achieving impactful results while providing cost-effective solutions and transparency. We hold all community partners accountable to using U.S. public funds responsibly. Independent data verifiers audit projects each year, and the community organizations report progress on targeted results at six-month intervals. Learn more about how we measure tangible and intangible indicators through the Grassroots Development Framework.
We seek to transfer knowledge generated by our grantee partners, community beneficiaries, IAF country representatives and feedback provided by staff and by our Board of Directors. We use various tools to disseminate this information, including web news and stories, annual reports, ex-post evaluations, email bulletins and our signature publication, the Grassroots Development Journal.
Grassroots Development Journal (archived)
Read stories about the community partners we work with in Latin America and the Caribbean through our distinct approach to sustainable development.
Find more information about IAF impact through our annual reports, grantee perception reports and ex-post assessments.
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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.