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Mexican Community Foundation Development

Inter-American Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2017–September 30, 2021
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Mexico

About this grant

This grant will support the development of Mexican community foundations. The Inter-American Foundation manages a program that focuses on members of Comunalia, a network of Mexican community foundations. Over the next three years, the grantee will support the institutional strengthening of Comunalia and its members; manage a sub-grant challenge mechanism for community projects; and provide grants for applied research, donor engagement and education, and evaluation. This grant increase will support the creation of a Post-Earthquake Recovery Fund, which will leverage funds through a challenge mechanism from the United States, Canadian, and Mexican corporate and community foundations to support longer-term disaster recovery and prevention efforts in communities affected by recent earthquakes in Mexico. Funds will be channeled through Comunalia to the four community foundations in the affected areas, who will in turn also leverage local community support. The Inter-American Foundation is an independent United States government agency created by Congress in 1969 to channel development assistance directly to the poor in Latin America and the Caribbean.