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General Purposes


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $450,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2022–December 31, 2024
  • Location Monterrey, Mexico
  • Geographic Focus Mexico

About this grant

The program goal is to support and expand the field of community foundations in Mexico. Comunalia is an alliance of Mexican community foundations that focuses on local development and strategic social investment. Founded in 2011, it currently has 16 members and six associated groups. Over the next three years, Comunalia’s work will include: annual surveying of financial and operating characteristics and capacity building needs; webinars and workshops on issues of common interest; implementation assistance for programming related to disaster preparedness and community resilience, the Sustainable Development Goals, giving circles and youth philanthropy; technical assistance and training for legal and fiscal compliance, strengthening governance, fundraising, donor relations and other managerial challenges; networking and peer learning support; challenge grants to stimulate local and national giving; and support to newly emerging community foundations in Mexico.