Guatemala Program Grantmaking Guidelines
In 1999, the Moriah Fund established a new program in Guatemala that seeks to promote the rights and leadership of indigenous people, strengthen the protection of human rights, and support the development of civil society.
Specifically, The Moriah Fund’s Guatemala Program seeks to:
In pursuit of the above goals, Moriah’s grantmaking focuses on the following areas:
Strengthening Guatemala's national institutions and policies, by supporting programs that:
Building capacity and civil society at the local level, by supporting community-based initiatives that:
Promoting a US and multilateral policy toward Guatemala that fosters human rights and socio-economic justice, by supporting projects that:
In all of our efforts, Moriah seeks to promote social change, build organizational capacity, strengthen leadership, foster and strengthen the participation of stakeholders, and help link local concern and action to national policy change. We will give priority to proposals that integrate two or more of the goals of the Guatemala Program, as well as those that benefit the populations and communities that have been most affected by Guatemala’s decades of internal conflict.
The Guatemala Program does not provide grants for microcredit, education, or healthcare provision, and in general does not fund service delivery projects in any field that do not contain strong elements of community organization, leadership development and advocacy. In addition, the Guatemala Program does not provide support for video productions, scholarships or grants to individuals, capital campaigns, the arts, or medical research.
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