April 6 is International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Incorporating sports in community development is a great and cost-effective way to promote positive social change. For an example of how we support this idea, look no further than Brazil.
In the 1990s, pitching great Juan Marichal contributed to grassroots development as a "good will ambassador" for our grantee partner alum Instituto Dominicano de Desarrollo Integral (IDDI). This human service organization helps residents carry out projects to improve non-formal education, housing, preventative health, sanitation and microenterprise development.
One of the IAF’s Grassroots Fellowship recipients for 2016-2017 is conducting research in the Muskitia, where she is learning to navigate not only this historic land but also the language of the Miskitu people.
This is the second video in our series that follows our grantee partners working to build peace in Colombia. Cosurca is one of 19 grassroots organizations in Colombia that we support to explore and to participate in building peace in their regions. They are a cooperative of coffee producers in the Cauca region.
Our grantee partner alum Servicios Multiples de Techologias Apropriadas (SEMTA) works in three municipalities in the Pacajes department of the Bolivian altiplano region to improve farmers’ access to and conservation of water.
In an effort to improve relief efforts to deadly events such as Hurricanes, it is very appropriate to ask questions like, were donor responses and financial resources adequate?
We’re participating in the UN’s International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange campaign. We at the IAF remain moved by the question: what if the world truly stepped up to take bold action for a more gender-inclusive society?
Today, March 3, we at the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) join with the United Nations to celebrate World Wildlife Day. We have a long history of supporting organizations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean working in a wide variety of ecological settings and crafting imaginative solutions to guarantee the coexistence of wildlife and people.
From February 26 to March 4, 2017 we at the IAF stand with the volunteer agency to celebrate Peace Corps Week. We share a long history with the Peace Corps not only in solidarity because of similar goals but also as a virtual magnet for former volunteers and staff.
A recent global summit in South Africa served as a good reminder of our own institutional history in funding community philanthropy in Latin America.