- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
- Grant Amount $100,000
- Grant Period June 1, 2021–May 31, 2024
- Location Washington, DC, United States
- Geographic Focus Central America, Mexico
About this grant
The program goal is to promote the recovery and resilience of Central American communities impacted by Hurricanes Eta and Iota and prepare them to respond more effectively to future disasters. To this end, the Inter-American Foundation is providing grant support, through the Partnership for Disaster Recovery and Resilience, to civil society organizations that build community resilience; mitigate the impacts of extreme weather; and strengthen the economic, civic and social ties among community members. A grant increase will allow for current and possible additional subgrantees in Central America to learn more about effective community philanthropy practices, in particular through dialogues and exchanges with community foundations in Costa Rica and Mexico. The Inter-American Foundation is an independent United States government agency created by Congress in 1969. It invests in community-led development across Latin America and the Caribbean, directly engaging local leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in underserved areas to create more prosperous, peaceful and democratic communities.