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Photo of the Week: World Water Day 2017
Photo of the Week: World Water Day 2017

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

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.

Be Bold for Change This International Women's Day!
Be Bold for Change This International Women's Day!

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

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?

Photo of the Week: World Wildlife Day!
Photo of the Week: World Wildlife Day!

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

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.

Making Connections During Peace Corps Week 2017
Making Connections During Peace Corps Week 2017

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

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.

The Global Reach of Community Philanthropy
The Global Reach of Community Philanthropy

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

A recent global summit in South Africa served as a good reminder of our own institutional history in funding community philanthropy in Latin America.

Photo of the Week: Sustainable Farming With Worms
Photo of the Week: Sustainable Farming With Worms

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

In El Salvador, vermicomposting is a hands-on activity for Jorge Martín of IAF grantee partner alum Fundación para el Fomento de Empresas de Recolección y Tratamiento Ambiental de los Desechos Sólidos de Ilopango (ABAILOPONGO).

Photo of the Week: Water in Quilombo Santana
Photo of the Week: Water in Quilombo Santana

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Quilombo Santana, a community of African descendants who share a common history, heritage and territory, is one of about 25 quilombolas in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. IAF support to Federação das Industrias do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN) helped to finance project activities in Santana that included building a wheel allowing delivery of water for irrigation and household use.

Celebrating World Radio Day 2017
Celebrating World Radio Day 2017

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Today is UNESCO’s World Radio Day, and we participate at the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) by celebrating our grantee partners whose grassroots efforts fuel change in their communities using radio as their medium.

Photo of the Week: What is democracy?
Photo of the Week: What is democracy?

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

The IAF Fellowship Program supports dissertation field research throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on grassroots development topics. Amanda Fulmer, an IAF Fellow in 2009-2010, conducted field research on the democratization process in Peru and Guatemala.

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