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For more than 40 years, the Inter-American Foundation has been channeling development assistance that supports the self-help efforts of the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean. From the onset, each of our grantees expects their work to be monitored and evaluated.

Pursuant to examining the requirements of The President’s Open Government initiative the IAF reviewed the information it currently provides on its programs and its stewardship of U.S. tax-payer dollars.

This section of the IAF Web site contains shortcuts to items of interest to the public.

Special Announcement:
Information About 2015 OPM Cybersecurity Incident

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently became aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have exposed the personal information of current and former Federal employees.

Beginning June 8 and continuing through June 19, 2015, OPM will be sending email and U.S. mail notifications to current and former Federal employees potentially impacted by the incident. Email notices will be sent from Standard letters will be sent to individuals for whom OPM does not have an email address.

The communication will contain information regarding services being provided at no cost to individuals impacted by the incident, including credit report access, credit monitoring, identity theft insurance, and recovery services. Additional information will be made available beginning at 8 a.m. CST on June 8, 2015 at

Applying for Grants:
The guidelines for applying for an IAF’s grant are clearly displayed on the IAF website as evidenced by the hundreds of organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean submit their ideas to the IAF every year.

Annual Report:
The Annual Report offers a detailed account of IAF’s awards and other activities during the relevant fiscal year. Visitors to our Web site can review the funding history as far back as 1994. Previous editions of the annual report will be uploaded in the near future.

Grassroots Development Journal: The journal of the Inter-American Foundation, published since 1972, reports on the experiences of IAF grantees and analyzes development themes. Many issues include updates on former grantees, reported long after their funding has ended, that show how our investments continue to yield results. All issues are available online.

IAF’s annual Results Report compiles data submitted by grantees and verified by IAF’s contractors, on indicators selected from the Grassroots Development Framework, main evaluation tool. Visitors to our Web site can review these reports as far back as 1998.

Policy, Compliance Statements and Reports:
The Policy, Compliance Statements and Reports section offers for public scrutiny the following: Privacy and Security Statements, Buy America, Copyright Statement, FAIR Act, FOIA, Audits by the Inspector General, No Fear Act, and Section 508.

In 2012, the IAF demonstrated its commitment to transparency and prudent use of its allocated funds by being evaluated by the Foundation Center and receiving the “glasspockets” designation for transparency, accountability and accessibility of information.

The IAF is committed to examining ways to improve access to this information. Recommendations are welcome and may be submitted to