U.S. government agencies reported spending $221,329,357 on Cuba-related projects from about 2001 to 2020, according to USAID’s Foreign Aid Explorer.
The number doesn’t represent total U.S. government spending. Radio & TV Martí isn’t included, for instance. But a look at the $221 million in spending does provide a window into U.S. approach toward Cuba. See interactive graphic.
More than half the money, $125,221,112, went toward “democratic participation and civil society.” Some $31,980,939 was labeled “human rights” and $23,568,228 went toward “media and free flow of information.”
The top five recipients were:
- Grupo de Apoyo a la Democracia, $17,827,070
- International Republican Institute, $16,464,477
- Pan-American Development Foundation, $13,908,002
- Center for a Free Cuba, $12,577,309
- Creative Associates International, $11,170,671