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  • AEJMC Honors Former IAF Fellow

    Summer Harlow, a Fellow in the 2012-2013 cycle, received the prestigious Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award.

  • Off to Meet #FLOTUS

    Michelle Obama will welcome young Hondurans to the White House to accept an award on behalf of IAF grantee Organization for Youth Empowerment.

  • Wrestling with Resilience: What would you do?

    A Salvadoran fishing cooperative struggles after gang members take to boarding them on the open water and stealing their boats, motors and gear.

  • UNESCO Recognizes Asociación Seres

    IAF grantee Asociación Seres (SERES) is among the three laureates that will receive the UNESCO-Japan Prize at a ceremony in Paris on Nov. 5.

  • Charting Buenos Aires' Villas

    Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), a legal services organization serving the poor, partnered with residents to demand that low income communities be placed on official city maps.

  • Improving Water Access

    Centro de Educação Popular e Formação Social (CEPFS), took a top honor from the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce for its project titled Convivência con o semiarido, or coping with semiaridness.

  • Directors Paul Haggis and David Belle Honored for Supporting Haitian Film School

    The Montreal International Black Film Festival is honoring directors Paul Haggis, of Canada, and David Belle, of France, for their contributions to education and social justice in Haiti.

  • Picturing a better future

    Some 300 photos by students of Fundacion Ph15 para las Artes, a nonprofit that uses art to further social inclusion, are currently on display at the Palais de Glace, a prestigious fine arts exhibition gallery in Buenos Aires.

  • International Youth Day at Mid-Adolescence

    Given the opportunity, young people can contribute significantly to their communities, addressing the problems that they share with their peers as well as those they share with other cohorts.

  • International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

    Of the estimated 300 million indigenous individuals in the world today, some 45 million, representing more than 400 ethnicities, live in Latin America.

  • How come this foundation’s grantees love its reporting process so much?

    On surveys conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy the IAF got the best rating ever seen for helpfulness on a reporting process.

  • On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

    On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, we take a look at a Dominican organization making a difference to prevent the exploitation of minors by partnering with the private sector.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25

    This week the American with Disabilities Act marked its first quarter-century. The landmark statute enacted in 1990 prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.

  • Organic Certification through Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) in Paraguay

    Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGSs) for organic products are an alternative to certifications generally issued by organizations such as ECOCERT, OCIA International and others.

  • OYE Como Va

    A group of young Hondurans representing our grantee OYE won first prize for their video sharing a vision for a country free of impunity and violence.

  • Are we there yet?

    Access to Veyon requires an important decision: either to park near the town Petite Rivière and hike some 20 km or, if the vehicle’s off-roading capabilities merit complete confidence, to shorten the hike to an hour by driving on a dangerously steep incline.

  • Unveiled: Working with Rural Communities in Haiti

    Haitians from civil society organizations share an unlikely story about what they achieved since the January 2010 earthquake and their succesful partnerships with the IAF.

  • Independence and Cooperation

    The United States will celebrate the Fourth of July as Independence Day, but elsewhere in the world the first Saturday in July is International Co-operative Day, a commemoration now on its 93rd year.

  • Tapping a Network of Small Producers

    Back from a conference on agroecology, Amanda Fagerblom reflects on how IAF grantee partners are taking advantage of each other's expertise and looking to grow a movement.

  • 2014 Grantee Perception Report

    In 2011 the IAF became the first federal agency to participate in the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) grantee perception survey. To continue assessing our progress and improving as a donor we participated for a second time in 2014.

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