Oaxaca Fund Initiative
The Oaxaca Fund Initiative is a two-year bi-national fundraising effort between the Fundación Comunitaria Oaxaca (FCO-Oaxaca Community Foundation) and the International Community Foundation (ICF).
Every dollar raised will be matched 1:1 by the Ford Foundation up to a maximum of $300,000 USD.
The Oaxaca Fund Initiative aims to address the root causes of Oaxaca’s ongoing political crisis by attending to social inequalities and improving the quality of life for its marginalized citizens.
ICF and FCO believe that the only way to cultivate productive communities, curtail out-migration, and build democracy in regions like Oaxaca is by fostering grassroots economic development opportunities in the most marginalized and remote areas of the state.
It will support key programs in the areas of: community development, education, and nutrition and health, focusing on five of the most highly marginalized regions of Oaxaca: Papaloapan, Sierra Norte, Valles Centrales, Sierra Sur and Costa (see map).