Sponsorship Opportunities

The Inter-American Dialogue welcomes project-specific funding from generous individuals, foundations, international organizations, leading corporations, and governments. 


Donors may choose to direct their gift towards the support of a specific program, project, or initiative. The Dialogue’s core program areas include energy, climate change, and the extractive industries, education, China and Latin America, migration, remittances, and development, and the rule of law. We also conduct regional work focused on the AndesBrazil and the Southern Cone, Central America and the Caribbean, and North America and thematic work focused on inter-American relations, US foreign policy, democratic governance, social equity, economics, finance, and trade, global relations, and security and drug policy.

Donors, including companies such as General Electric, Liberty Mutual, Statoil, Laureate, Mitsubishi, BMW, and JP Morgan and international organizations like CAF – Development Bank of Latin America and the Inter-American Development Bank, have sponsored special Dialogue events around the world. We work closely with our partners to identify themes, locations, and topics of mutual interest.

Please contact the Dialogue’s Chief of Staff, Elizabeth Belair, at ebelair@thedialogue.org or +1-202-822-9002 to learn more about the Dialogue’s ongoing research and opportunities for engagement or sponsorship.

Examples of recent partnerships are provided below.

BMW & Clean Energy

Electrification of the transportation sector is widely viewed as a key component to reducing global carbon emissions. BMW has supported new Dialogue programming on the use of electric vehicles in the Americas. In most countries, electric vehicles sales have been low due to insufficient fiscal and regulatory incentives to offset higher costs for electric vehicles fossil fuel subsidies that encourage oil demand and inadequate infrastructure, such as charging stations. 

Mitsubishi & Japan-Latin America Ties

With the support of Mitsubishi Corporate and other sponsors, the Dialogue and the Japan Association of Latin America and the Caribbean have undertaken new programming on how Latin America and the Caribbean have risen on Japan’s list of foreign policy priorities in recent years.

Liberty Mutual & Trade

The Dialogue has been a leading voice in trade policy debates, producing influential papers and articles, convening public meetings and private briefings, and testifying before Congress, all in an effort to identify areas of common interest and  promote progress toward improved trade relations. Liberty Mutual has provided important support that has helped the Dialogue inform the the trade debate from many different viewpoints. 

Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala

The Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala, the Dialogue’s signature annual event, celebrates the tireless, steadfast, and effective public service of the Western Hemisphere’s most influential change agents. Inaugurated in 2015, the event brings together over 500 distinguished citizens from around the world and receives significant media coverage globally.

Past recipients of the Dialogue’s Distinguished Leadership for the Americas Award include former President of the Government of Spain Felipe González, US Senator Tim Kaine, Mexican entrepreneur and philanthropist Daniel Chávez Morán, and Guatemalan entrepreneur and philanthropist Salvador Paiz. Past program participants include World Bank President Robert Zoellic, US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, and US Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process and former Assistant Secretary of State Bernard Aronson.

Sponsorship opportunities range from USD 7,500-100,000. Sponsors at the gold level (USD 15,000) or higher are invited to participate in a private high-level round table the day of the gala.

Sol M. Linowitz Forum

Established in 1996, the Sol M. Linowitz Forum convenes members of the Dialogue in plenary format every two years and provides them with an opportunity to engage in frank conversation on the region’s most pressing challenges. Drawing on these discussions, we produces a policy report that reviews the main issues and offers recommendations for action. The report is widely circulated throughout the Hemisphere and forms the basis of our agenda moving forward.

Our Commitment

The Dialogue is a non-partisan organization deeply committed to intellectual independence. While donors are encouraged to participate in our activities, funders do not and have never influenced our research or programs. Our directors, members, staff, and constituents represent many views and our funding sources are diverse. All contributions conform to the Dialogue’s internal donor guidelines and US tax laws. The Dialogue is transparent in listing all donors in our Annual Report and on our website. Additionally, 990s are readily available to any individual or organization upon request.