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
La Asociación Local Mangle para la Mitigación de Desastres y el Desarrollo en el Bajo Lempa-Bahía de Jiquilisco (Mangle) is working with resettled farmers from 14 communities to train them in organic agricultural methods to adapt to the challenges of farming sustainably in the reserve and foster entrepreneurship opportunities for women and youth.
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Recent News and Stories
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.
"Government is not separate from the people. “Government” is us. But the government doesn’t necessarily automatically carry out the will of the people. It responds to scrutiny. It is the responsibility of every citizen to know what leaders are doing," said Ramón Daubón, former IAF Vice President for Programs, in our recent conversation.