The Inter-American Foundation


The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is a nimble and transformative U.S. government agency that invests in community-led development across Latin America and the Caribbean. The agency directly engages local leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in underserved areas to create more prosperous, peaceful, and democratic communities. The IAF’s active portfolio includes more than 300 projects in 24 countries.

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"With the InnovAction Challenge, we are drawing on our extensive network of grassroots organizations to reach that cohort of brilliant yet underserved young people who have historically had less access to business funding"

Paloma Adams-Allen
President and CEO
Inter-American Foundation