CLALS | Funders


  • Latin American/Latino Studies
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CLALS depends on generous support from American University, individual donors, private foundations and other agencies. The following are agencies that currently fund Center activities:

American Friends Service Committee

With support from the American Friends Service Committee, CLALS staff prepared a report on the challenges of reconstruction in Haiti.

Arca Foundation

The Arca Foundation has provided support for CLALS Research Fellow Héctor Silva's research on the 1989 Jesuit Massacre and the case's enduring influence on the fortunes of El Salvador's justice system following the 1992 Peace Accords.

Christopher Reynolds Foundation

The Christopher Reynolds Foundation has provided ongoing support for the Center's Cuba Initiative, which focuses on U.S.-Cuba bilateral relations, economic reform, social welfare, and issues in health and the environment.

Department of State

Through CLALS' in-house investigative wing, InSight Crime, the Department of State funded an in-depth study of emerging criminal organizations in Colombia, known by their acronym, BACRIMs.

Ford Foundation

CLALS has been awarded a series of grants by the Ford Foundation to fund an ambitious program of research and dissemination devoted to assessing the role of Central American elites. The Foundation has also awarded funds to CLALS to supply pro bono lawyers and other advocates with the accurate, up-to-date evidence needed to effectively represent unaccompanied minors from Central America as they navigate the U.S. immigration system. Previous support from Ford includes a project on participatory democracy in Latin America, which was carried out through a grant to the University of British Columbia's Andean Democracy Research Network.

Henry Luce Foundation

Following the completion of a multi-year project examining religious responses to violence in Latin America, the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs has generously provided continued support for a second phase of research on religion and democratic contestation in Latin America, focusing on the environment and gender/sexuality.

Inter-American Development Bank

The Inter-American Development Bank's Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness has provided support for the Center's work on emergent challenges in Latin American and Caribbean economies, carried out in collaboration with the Corporación de Estudios para Latinoamérica (CIEPLAN).

National Institute of Justice 

The National Institute of Justice has awarded CLALS a $670,000 grant to carry out research aimed at assessing the transnational criminal capacity of the MS-13 gang in the U.S. and El Salvador.

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations have provided support for InSight Crime, the AULA blog, and research conducted by CLALS Research Fellows on corruption and the police in El Salvador.

Tinker Foundation

The Tinker Foundation has awarded CLALS funds to support graduate student research in Latin America and the Caribbean. This grant has received renewed support and CLALS will administer the awards for a fourth year in 2014. More information about the Tinker Field Research Grants is available here.