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 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: McKnight no longer provides direct grantmaking in Cambodia. We have engaged Southeast Asia Development Program (SADP) as our regional grantmaking partner, providing grant support and technical assistance to organizations operating in Cambodia. For all proposal inquiries, please contact SADP.


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