Grassroots organizations are the engines for community transformation, but a lack of reliable and stable funding streams hinders their efforts. Over the past 50 years, we have partnered with a wealth of innovative and locally-rooted institutions that make more resources available to communities.
For international humanitarian relief, it may seem faster and more efficient to respond with a “one-size-fits-all” approach to disaster recovery. But communities that lead their own solutions are more engaged throughout recovery, ultimately rebuilding stronger.
In Guatemala, indigenous leadership of an export enterprise is rare, and indigenous women’s leadership is even rarer. Our grantee partner ProPetén is committed to training its Q’eqchi’ cacao producers to succeed in a complex marketplace.
We and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation are honored to be selected as a 2020 Finalist for Concordia’s prestigious P3 Impact Award in recognition of our public-private partnership (P3) fostering a strong community foundation sector in Mexico.
Over the past 50 years, the IAF has supported an incredible number of innovative and entrepreneurial groups with a common dream: transforming their lives and communities. Join us as we travel north to south through the region to see how agricultural producers and artisan groups have conquered the world with small IAF investments to grow their businesses.
The $5 million initiative, Building Community Resilience in the Eastern & Southern Caribbean, will ensure that U.S. foreign assistance reaches communities most vulnerable to natural disaster throughout the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.