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Mexican Community Foundation Development

Inter-American Foundation

Amount: $300,000
Grant Period: 10/1/2012 to 12/31/2016
Program: Civil Society
Program Area: Global Philanthropy and Nonprofit Sector
Geographic Focus: Mexico

This grant will support the first phase of a six-year program to develop Mexican community foundations. The Inter-American Foundation will manage a program that will focus on members of Comunalia, a recently created network of Mexican community foundations. Over the next three years, the program will develop a trained cadre of 40 emerging community foundation leaders, enhance Comunalia members' grantmaking capacity for grassroots initiatives through a challenge grant program requiring local matching, strengthen the institutional capacity of Comunalia members through technical assistance, and help consolidate Comunalia as a viable member support organization. The contributions of the Mott and Inter-American foundations, totaling approximately $800,000, are expected to leverage an additional estimated $1.6 million mainly from Mexican national and local sources. The Inter-American Foundation is an independent United States government agency created by Congress in 1969 to provide development assistance directly to the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Project Contact:

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200 North
Washington, DC
Program Officer: Nick Deychakiwsky
Organizational Website:
Project Website: Not Available

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