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IDB launches call for proposals for Improving Lives Grant in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area

The Improving Lives Grant competition offers 10 grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a call for proposals in an effort to identify 10 creative initiatives that address the challenges facing Latin American and Caribbean communities located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

The Improving Lives Grant competition, organized by the IDB’s Community Relations program, offers 10 grants of up to $25,000 each to non-profit organizations that are implementing such programs.

The grants combine financial support and pro-bono volunteer assistance to help the nonprofit organizations implement the programs that have been identified as improving the quality of life of Latin American and Caribbean communities in the area. The IDB’s Community Relations program seeks to build a close relationship with these communities through corporate philanthropy, volunteer activities, in-kind donations and fundraising campaigns for disaster relief.

For 20 years, the IDB has supported nonprofit organizations working with the Latin American and Caribbean communities in the U.S. capital. In 2016, the Bank expanded the reach of its grants program to include neighboring Virginia and Maryland.

All information regarding the 2018 Call for Proposals can be accessed at and must follow the General Guidelines applicable to the Improving Lives 2018 Grant program.

Proposals must be submitted online no later than 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on April 27, 2018.

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The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.

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