IDB launches Improving Lives Grant 2019 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area

The grant offers up to $25,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of Latin American and Caribbean communities in the DC area

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a call for proposals  to identify 10 impactful initiatives that address challenges faced by members of the Latin American and Caribbean communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

The Improving Lives Grant,  organized by the IDB’s Community Relations Program, offers 10 grants of up to $25,000 each to non-profit organizations that are implementing initiatives that provide innovative solutions to specific challenges. The grants combine financial support and pro-bono volunteer assistance.

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 20 years, the IDB has supported nonprofit organizations working with the Latin American and Caribbean communities in Washington, D.C. where its headquarters are located. In 2016, the Bank expanded the reach of its grants program to include neighboring counties in Virginia and Maryland.

Proposals must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on May 25, 2019. All proposals must follow the Improving Lives Grant guidelines.

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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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