FOC is pleased to announce that we awarded five grants, totaling $7,500 USD to inspiring Colombian community-based groups. Congratulations to our grant competition winners! Learn more about each winner and their projects below.

Additional photos along with further detailed descriptions of each project will be in FOC’s 2022 Annual Report, which will be published in December.

2022 FOC Small Grant Project Winners

Fun Tayrona
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena
$1,500 USD
Train indigenous Wiwa women in the ancestral practice of harvesting color dye for use in mochila textiles.

The Stories of Love Movement
Maria La Baja, Bolívar
$1,500 USD
Establish a recycling system  in two rural communities and educate people on environmental conservation.

Las Fuertes
Isla Fuerte, Bolívar
$1,500 USD
Provide menstrual education for girls and adolescents in a remote island.

Rehabilitando Corazones
Vereda Potrerillo, Caldas, Antioquia, Colombia
$1,500 USD
Promote the rehabilitation and social reintegration of adults through teaching organic and sustainable agriculture skills.

Instituto Educativa Plastic Free
Cartagena, Bolívar
$1,500 USD
Implement environmental education through recreational activities and lectures in a public school in Cartagena, which will increase the responsible usage of plastic.