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Building Broader Communities in the Americas

Grant Amount

$150,000

Geographic Focus

North America
South America

Grantee Location

Washington, DC

United States

Grantee Website

www.iaf.gov

Grant Period

September 1, 2016 -
April 30, 2019

The project goal is to foster partnerships between community foundations in Latin America and the Caribbean and their counterparts in the United States and Canada, using interested stakeholders, such as immigrant groups, as channels of interconnectivity. Project activities will include: 1) exchanges of staff, boards, and donors of participating community foundations; 2) working group meetings and outreach to new stakeholders; 3) applied research, such as community-specific mapping exercises, mapping of corporate interests in the hemisphere and investigation of government programs that support diaspora/sending community partnerships; 4) tool development and sharing of best practices of supporting community philanthropy in a transnational context; and 5) a Leadership Fellows Program. The project will be managed by the Inter-American Foundation, an independent United States government agency created by Congress in 1969 to channel development assistance directly to the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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