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Connecting Community and Family Philanthropy in Latin America

Grand Valley State University

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2024–August 31, 2026
  • Location Allendale, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Central America, Mexico, South America

About this grant

The project goal is to support the emergence and strengthening of community foundations in Latin America. During the first phase of its research project “Connecting Community and Family Philanthropy in Latin America,” Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy developed and applied a rigorous methodology for exploring the relationship between family philanthropists and community foundations in Mexico. The resulting conclusions and recommendations will be shared with relevant stakeholders in the fall of 2024. The goal of the project’s second phase is to develop a methodology that will be widely applicable across national contexts in Latin America. Deliverables will include self-assessment methods, virtual and in-person dissemination events and support for implementation locally. Established in 1992, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is an academic center within the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University.