Mexico Civil Society Activity

Country: Mexico    |   Duration: October 2016 to September 2020    |   Funder: USAID    |   Contact: APPLY NOW

Program Description

The Civil Society Activity will help Mexican civil society organizations reach their full potential

The Civil Society Activity is designed to increase the sustainability of Mexican civil society organizations working to prevent crime and violence, reform the criminal justice system and support human rights.

Implemented by Social Impact, World Learning and Appleseed Mexico, and funded by USAID, this program complements the Government of Mexico's ongoing reform efforts and USAID/Mexico's own development objectives. Civil Society Activity applies the Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) methodology to identify and address the root causes of organizational performance gaps. The program design allows for continuous organizational improvement through performance monitoring and management systems.

Engaging with local civil society organizations is key to achieving USAID/Mexico's crime prevention, rule of law and human right objectives. With specialized technical guidance and grantmaking, we are helping civil society organizations both implement their own programs and objectives, as well as increase their ability to contribute to USAID's own development objectives through strategic alliances with both private and public partners, and academia.


CSA has an active opportunity for funding for Mexican civil society organizations!


Program Activities

  • Conduct an assessment outlining the barriers to obtaining legal registration
  • Develop a landscape map of Mexican civil society organizations
  • Distribute and manage grants to civil society organizations
  • Develop civil society organizations’ capacity to distribute and manage sub-grants
  • Identify opportunities for strategic alliances and public-private partnerships
  • Equip civil society organizations with the skills to establish strategic alliances and public-private partnerships
  • Create platforms for stakeholders to discuss opportunities for collaboration with the government, private sector, and academia
  • Provide tailored human and institutional development assistance to participating organizations