ERIC Number: ED309896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Inter-American Foundation Annual Report 1988.
Inter-American Foundation, Rosslyn, VA.
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF), an independent agency created by Congress, funds local private organizations that support the self-help efforts of the poor in Latin America and the Caribbean. In fiscal year 1988, IAF approved 208 new grants, 173 grant supplements, and other program activities totaling nearly $25 million. The average grant size was $72,000, and grantee matching contributions averaged $1.26 per IAF dollar. The breakdown of grants by program area was: (1) 37% of funding to agriculture, ecodevelopment, and other rural programs (down from 46% in FY 1987); (2) 22% to urban small enterprises (up from 14%); (3) 24% to education and training programs such as adult literacy programs, native language education, and vocational, agricultural, and organizational skills training; (4) 10% to community service programs; and (5) 2% to cultural expression initiatives. Other program activities included (1) fellowships awarded to 29 graduate students conducting field research on grassroots development in Latin America and the Caribbean and to 17 scholars from Latin American and Caribbean institutions pursuing graduate study at U.S. universities; (2) in-country support services; (3) publications and videos; and (4) independent field-based evaluations of eight diverse IAF projects, assessing both organizational processes and concrete benefits. This report includes brief descriptions of the 381 grants and grant supplements, and breakdowns of financial and statistical information for 1972-1988. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter-American Foundation, Rosslyn, VA.