International: Southeast Asia

Focus Area: Southeast Asia

Through community building and empowerment, we use our resources to strengthen local institutions and initiatives that sustain and improve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable people in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.



To help achieve this goal, McKnight employs three strategies:


Supporting efforts to increase self-determination for indigenous and ethnic minority communities.



Supporting efforts to increase community resource rights related to rural land, forests, rivers and coastal resources, and, in some cases, urban land housing.



Supporting balanced approaches toward better management of natural resources in ways to support both local communities and biodiversity conservation.


NOTE: This year, we are working to improve McKnight’s support for our Cambodian grantees. During this brief transition period, we will not accept grant requests from local organizations and people’s groups based in Cambodia for the May 2014 deadline. Please return to this website for program updates.


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