Active Grantees: 3
IAF commitment: $801,972
Counterpart value: $1,098,706
Total investment: $1,900,678
Areas of emphasis: Agriculture/food production, community tourism, corporate social investment, women’s enterprises, education/training.
David Fleischer, Foundation Representative
Tasha Torchon, Program Assistant
Gabriela Sbarra, Local Liaison
Centro de Promoción por la Dignidad Humana (CEPRODIH) will train 460 women as entrepreneurs, support formation of a network to mentor them as they launch or develop businesses, and offer them related technical assistance.
Asociación Civil Fondo Región Colonia (FRC), Uruguay’s first community foundation, will provide grants for development projects in the Colonia Department, promote a culture of philanthropy, encourage community participation and organize exchanges among local organizations. The grantee will also coordinate with the public and private sectors to mobilize local, national and international resources. This project will benefit 3,000 people directly and 15,000 indirectly.
The Movimiento 24 de Diciembre (M24D) will strengthen community organization in five areas vulnerable to flood and sewage overflow in the city of Paysandú. These low-income neighborhoods will develop strategic planning and enhance their management capacity in order to improve their participation in the dialogues about access to decent housing, neighborhood improvements and a healthy environment. The project will benefit 280 people directly and another 6,000 indirectly.