Grantee Profile

Washington Office on Latin America

Grants to Washington Office on Latin America

  • $180,000

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 6 months)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) promotes human rights and social justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. This award supports improvements in investigations of human rights violations in Mexico through advocacy, research and analysis. In collaboration with Mexican organizations, WOLA develops policy proposals and helps ensure that human rights issues remain on the U.S.-Mexico agenda.

  • $450,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant will strengthen WOLA’s partnerships with Mexican human rights organizations to advocate for increased government accountability and respect for human rights in Mexico. It will also contribute to ensuring that human rights remain an essential part of the U.S.-Mexico bilateral agenda, and to improving access to justice for migrants in transit through Mexico.

  • $13,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Office on Latin America, a U.S. policy advocacy organization with a focus on Mexico and other Latin American countries, will convene a meeting in Mexico with civil society groups to discuss institutional corruption linked to organized crime and violations of human rights. The meeting will help to strengthen the relationship between justice system reform in Mexico and accountability in these situations.

  • $225,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To improve the quality of U.S. assistance to Mexico (over three years).

  • $52,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To promote bilateral U.S.-Mexico dialogue on the connection between migration and development.

  • $100,000

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To improve understanding among policy makers in the U.S., Colombia, and Ecuador about the impact on tropical biodiversity caused by aerial eradication of illegal crops in the Andes region (over two years).

  • $50,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To improve public security in Latin America.

  • $95,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To monitor the Inter-American Development Bank's reconstruction efforts in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Mitch.

  • $25,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the international workshop "Facing the 21st Century: Challenges and Strategies for the Human Rights Community."

  • $100,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support policy research and public education on the issues of civilian control over public security forces and equitable economic development in Latin America.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Washington Office on Latin America $1,290,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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