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When and Where
  • 9/21/2023 - 3:00 p.m.
  • 9/21/2023 - 4:15 p.m.
  • Eastern Time
  • Zoom Webinar

NOTE: Zoom call-in information will be provided in a follow-up email. 

In this webinar, you’ll learn ideas for collaboration with different communities and stakeholders to enrich the quality of your programs. You’ll walk away with strategies for developing trust and collaboration for community-led initiatives.


In 2020 Comunalia, launched the Active Communities Fund in collaboration with the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Inter-American Foundation and the Charles S. Mott Foundation. The aim of the fund was to promote economic and social recovery of communities affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the project succeeded in bringing together 15 community foundations along with many more organizations and grassroots groups. The first phase of the fund developed 42 initiatives, impacting 35 thousand people in the areas of Humanitarian Aid, Access to water, Support for micro and small business, and Empowerment of youth and women


During the second phase (2021-2022), Active Communities Fund focused on local development and the role that the community plays in the planning and execution of projects; that is, in grassroots development, while meeting the objective of economic and social recovery of the communities affected by the health emergency. In this phase, 11 community foundations supported 50 participating projects from civil society organizations and grassroots groups. While identifying the milestones in the development of each project, this civil society organizations and grassroot groups recognized their own assets and mutual contributions to leverage local community engagement and their influence in matters that are central to their desired development outcomes. In this webinar, we’ll hear more about the strategies, outcomes, and lessons learned for this community-led program design.


Join us to we share, reflect and discuss: what are best practices for developing local initiatives with a community-led approach?