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BUILDING BROADER COMMUNITIES IN THE AMERICAS (BBCA) INITIATIVE

Request for Proposals for cross-border exchanges.
Up to $20,000 in matching funds are available per site.
English version:
Download:  Request for Proposals for cross-border exchanges: English
Spanish version:
Download:  Request for Proposals for cross-border exchanges: Spanish

Request for Proposals for mapping projects.
Please submit by May 8.
English version:
Download:  Request for Proposals for mapping projects: English
Spanish version:
Download:  Request for Proposals for mapping projects: Spanish

In a time of globalization, the definition of community is changing. Frequent movement across borders – for work, for family, and for leisure – connects people to their communities of origin, to communities where they earn their living, to communities where their families reside and to vacation locations. Markets are more open and consumers, workers and producers come and go from all over North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. Money flows – for services, investment, wages, and remittances – are an important economic factor throughout the region. More and more, communities transcend borders.

The Working Group on Building Broader Communities in the Americas (BBCA) believes the growing mobility and interconnectedness between increasingly diverse U.S., Canadian, Latin American, and Caribbean communities will strengthen the region economically, politically, and socially and should be fostered. Comprised of community foundations, diaspora organizations, and funders from the United States and Latin America, the Working Group believes that closer connections will lead to a strong economic future throughout the region, solutions to common problems, and more effective interactions among a host of people and institutions.

For more information, please read the BBCA Case Statement.

Please contact Caroline Merenda at cmerenda@cfleads.org for additional information.