Portfolio of active grants
Since our first grant awarded in 1972, the Inter-American Foundation has invested more than $708 million in more than 5,000 community development projects across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Our community partners undertake an array of initiatives that range from food production to community services to small business initiatives. The majority of these projects focus on expanding economic opportunity in disadvantaged areas and for marginalized populations. Because our approach to development is holistic, we support projects that address multiple development areas and achieve sustainable benefits beyond the life of a grant. This means that the impact of a small IAF investment is truly transformative in the region.
Explore our portfolio of active projects by country, and learn about the remarkable work our partners do.
total IAF investment
Funding priorities by country
We prioritize our funding based on the potential that grants have to make significant impact on our strategic goals in these countries and across the region.
Recently awarded grants
Sociedad Civil El Esfuerzo (El Esfuerzo) strengthens forest management and community enterprises in Petén, Guatemala, that create employment, increase income, and improve the quality of life. El Esfuerzo provides training and technical assistance to implement sustainable forest management practices, harvest and sell xate palm, and undertake eco-tourism activities that generate employment and provide alternatives to irregular migration.
Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén (ACOFOP) together with the Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques (AMPB) is promoting inclusive and sustainable economic development in forest communities by strengthening a network of young leaders from Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Honduras.
Asociación de Productores, Agroecológicos y Producción Orgánica de la Sierra Tecapa (APAOSIETE) is strengthening sustainable agricultural practices in the Usulután-Sierra Tecapa region by establishing an organic agriculture training school, expanding its
production of organic fertilizer, raising community awareness about the benefits of organic farming, and building its institutional capacity to plan and carry out future activities.
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Recent News and Stories
The Inter-American Foundation’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Simone Gourguechon, global sustainability strategy manager for McDonald’s Corporation, to its advisory council.
By sustainably harvesting forests, Mexican community organizations are stemming deforestation and ensuring opportunities for all people to thrive in their home communities.
Few would have imagined in the early days that former IAF grantee partner Fundación Defensores del Chaco would become a youth-led powerhouse mobilizing entire towns to advocate for themselves. But what started as a street soccer team became a space where young people and their communities could bring their problems and find solutions together.