Over the past 15 years, dozens of organizations have received U.S. funds for democracy programs in Cuba.
USAID says its current partners are:

  • Creative Associates – $7 million from August 2008 to June 2012
  • ECHO Cuba – $1 million from June 2009 to June 2012
  • Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba – $3.4 million from September 2011 to September 2014
  • Grupo de Apoyo a la Democracia – $1.5 million from September 2010 to September 2012
  • International Relief and Development – $3.5 million from September 2011 to September 2014
  • International Republican Institute – $3.7 million from August 2008 to June 30, 2012
  • Loyola University – $3 million from September 2010 to September 2013
  • National Democratic Institute – $2.3 million from September 2011 to September 2014
  • Pan-American Development Foundation – $3.9 million from September 2011 to September 2014

In 2011, I compiled a separate list of organizations that receive Cuba-related grants. This is a partial list, but provides some additional details on past spending.

Click on the links to see how much each organization has received, according to federal financial documents, and download charts, Excel files and PDFs that you can use on your own websites and blogs.

Where the $ Goes home page
Center for a Free Cuba
Cuba On-Line
Freedom House
Grupo de Apoyo a la Democracia
International Relief and Development
International Republican Institute
Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe
Loyola University of Chicago
National Democratic Institute
Pan American Development Foundation
Plantados hasta la Libertad y la Democracia en Cuba
University of Miami

Center for a Free Cuba

Website: Center for a Free Cuba
See spending chart. Downloads: Chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info: James Cason, president; Frank Calzón, executive director
Center for a Free Cuba
1319 18th St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(202)-463-8430
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Cuba On-Line

Cuba On-Line
Website: Cuba On-Line
See spending chart. Downloads: Chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info: Institute for Cuban and
Cuban-American Studies

University Of Miami
1531 Brescia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33124-3010
Staff list
Description: “a full-text, searchable database that contains current economic, demographic, political, historical and business information on Cuba.”
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Freedom House

Website: Freedom House
See spending chart. Downloads: Chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info: Freedom House Washington Office
1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, Floor 6
Washington D.C. 20036
Tel. (202) 296 5101
Fax: (202) 293 2840
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Grupo de Apoyo a la Democracia

Grupo de Apoyo a la Democracia
Website: Gadcuba.org doesn’t appear to be active. Anyone know if there’s an active site? Causes link.
See spending chart. Downloads: Spending chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info: Frank Hernández Trujillo
Grupo De Apoyo A La Democracia
1000 Ponce D Lane Boulevard 30
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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International Relief and Development

International Relief and Development
Website: International Relief and Development
See spending chart. Downloads: Spending chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info: Arthur B. Keys, Jr. is President and CEO
1621 North Kent Street
Fourth Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-248-0161
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International Republican Institute

Website: International Republican Institute
See spending chart. Downloads: Chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info: Lorne W. Craner, President
1225 Eye Street, NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-408-9450
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Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe

Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe
Website: Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe
See spending chart. Downloads: Chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info: Irena Lasota and Eric Chenoweth
1718 M Street, NW, No. 147, Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 466-7105
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Loyola University of Chicago

Loyola University of Chicago
Website: Loyola University of Chicago
See spending chart. Downloads: Chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info:
Lake Shore Campus
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
773-274-3000
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National Democratic Institute

Website: National Democratic Institute
See spending chart. Chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info: Kenneth Wollack, President
455 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2621
tel: 202.728.5500
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Pan American Development Foundation

Website: Pan American Development Foundation
See spending chart. Downloads: Chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info: John A. Sanbrailo, Executive Director
1889 F Street, N.W., Second Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
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Plantados hasta la Libertad y la Democracia en Cuba

Plantados hasta la Libertad y la Democracia en Cuba
Website: Plantados
See spending chart. Downloads: Chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info: Plantados Hasta la Libertad y la Democracia en Cuba
151 SW 57 Ave. Miami, FL 33144
Tel: (305) 269-1812 or (305) 266-7034
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University of Miami

University of Miami
Website: University of Miami
See spending chart. Downloads: Chart as Excel file, as PDF.
Contact info: Cuba Transition Project
Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248174
Coral Gables, Florida 33124-3010.
Tel: 305-284-CUBA (2822

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