Grantee Profile

Washington Office on Latin America

Grants to Washington Office on Latin America

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    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.

  • $13,000Active Strategy

    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.

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

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

  • $52,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)


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

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    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).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Washington Office on Latin America $840,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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