U.S. Foundation Funding: Latin America, 2010 - 2012

Publication date: 
December, 2014

This research brief by The Foundation Center provides a glimpse at funding by U.S. foundations for Latin America between 2010 and 2012, with a special focus on Central America.

Between 2010 and 2012, 319 U.S. foundations made grants totaling $1.7 billion for Latin America. These grants were awarded to recipients located in Latin America, as well as to organizations in the U.S. and abroad with international programs targeting the region. This total reflects 9.8 percent of all international grant dollars awarded by U.S. foundations. Grants awarded directly to organizations in Latin America (for work in Latin America or elsewhere) totaled $456.8 million, representing 6.7 percent of all cross-border (overseas) giving by U.S. foundations.

The following analysis includes grants awarded directly to organizations in Latin America for work in the region or other parts of the world, as well as support to organizations in the U.S. and abroad with international programs targeting Latin America. 

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