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  • EcoVida: Farming for life

    Starting on April 22, Earth Day, dozens of IAF grantees and other farmer organizations will meet to discuss effective ways for farmers to cultivate the land sustainably and market their products.


  • Transformadores 2015

    The second Latin American Grassroots Development Award recognized outstanding community development initiatives as well as the donors that financed, encouraged and otherwise supported them.


  • VII Summit of the Americas

    A dozen IAF grantees are headed to Panama City for the Summit of the Americas, April 10-11, to represent the interest of youths, people with disabilities, afrodescendents and indigenous communities.


  • Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go

    The New York Times gave a glowing review to Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go, a novel by former IAF fellow Laura Rose Wagner.


  • Awards Galore

    Several IAF partners won awards presented at ceremonies around the world for their efforts to alleviate poverty, include marginalized peoples and protect the environment.


  • Bill Dyal 1928-2015

    Bill Dyal, whose pioneering leadership in grassroots development was a definitive influence on the Inter-American Foundation, died January 29 at age 86.


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    Haiti Earthquake: five years later

    Support from the IAF allowed Haitians to undertake extraordinary efforts toward relief and reconstruction at the grassroots.


  • Grantee Exchange in Mexico

    Last October, each of the 28 grantees in the IAF's current Mexico portfolio shared experiences in Tlaplan, outside Mexico City.


  • World Toilet Day

    Toilets are serious business. Just ask the 2 billion people in the world who don't have access to one.


  • IAF at Congressional Hearing on Unaccompanied Central American Children

    On November 18, Robert N. Kaplan testified before the United States Congress on strategies to address the recent influx of unaccompanied Central American children.


  • Casa Alianza Nicaragua wins Franco-German Human Rights Award

    German and French embassies recognized the work of Casa Alianza Nicaragua (CAN), an IAF grantee working with street children and at-risk youths, with the Franco-German Human Rights Award.


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    100 Years of Community Foundations

    The Council on Foundations is holding its annual meeting this week in Cleveland, Ohio, site of the very first community foundation, incorporated 100 years ago.


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    Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award

    The Insitute for Policy Studies recognized Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders with its Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award.


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    Global Diaspora Week

    As part of GDW representatives of immigrant communities will travel to El Salvador and learn how IAF grantee FUPEC collaborates with ex-pats to pool resources for improving living conditions back home.


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    Elmer Arias' American Dream

    Pamela Constable's article in today's Washington Post tells of success stories protagonized by Salvadoran immigrants living in metro D.C.


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    United Nations Climate Summit

    The Ford Foundation and CLUA will host a discussion on the role of indigenous forest communities in preserving reducing climate change, an effort that the IAF has emphasized in its funding.


  • Sonnia Espana from IAF Ecuadorian grantee AAMP

    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference

    A panel at the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference will feature a discussion on how U.S. foreign aid can reach communities of African descent.


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    Costa Rica declares war on lion fish

    President Luis Guillermo Solís visited IAF grantee APACS, a grassroots organization working to protect local marine ecosystems threatened by the lion fish.


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    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    In recent years, Latin Americans residing in the United States have been increasingly investing in the development of their communities of origin.


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    LGBT Advocates Stand up to Prejudice

    More than 300 activists for LGBT rights and their supporters gathered in Lima to discuss the pervasive discrimination and violence that targets their community.


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