Active grantees: 3
IAF commitment: $614,233
Counterpart value: $1,984,516
Total investment: $2,598,749
Area of emphasis: Corporate social investment, the environment, education/training.
Fundación Arcor (Arcor Chile) Fundación Arcor, as part of the Inter-American Network of Corporate Foundations and Actions for Grassroots Development (RedEAmérica), a hemispheric network with the mission to contribute to the reduction of poverty through grassroots development and to encourage participatory, inclusive processes by promoting the formation of community membership organizations (CMOs) in the Americas, will provide small grants, training and other support to grassroots organizations located in Chile.
Corporación Fiscalía del Medio Ambiente (FIMA) will provide training and legal assistance to the communities of San Pedro de Atacama, Toconao and Sequitor, in the region of Antafogasta, Chile, to improve community members’ leadership skills, their ability to access information about key environmental issues affecting their livelihoods and their use of information to advocate for more effective regulation and an improved public consultation process. Approximately 60 people will benefit directly, and 10,000 residents of these communities will benefit indirectly.
Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual (Movilh) will increase awareness and promote the rights of the LGBTI population in the regions of Los Lagos, Valparaíso, Bio Bio, and Maule, by offering training and technical assistance on existing laws and judicial measures pertaining to the LGBTI population, human rights, and strategies for advising victims of discrimination and other offenses; promoting exchange visits and collaboration between incipient grassroots organizations; and offering financial support for organizational strengthening. The project will directly reach 380 people and another 1,000 indirectly.