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Mexican Community Foundation Development

Inter-American Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2012–December 31, 2016
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Mexico

About this grant

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.