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Information about grants made in 2018 is forthcoming.

Seattle International Foundation has funded high-impact organizations in Central America working on the following three issues.

  • Strengthen good governance and rule of law. In spite of legal and institutional advances, young Central American democracies continue to face worrisome challenges, such as corruption or inequality, which pose an obstacle to social and democratic progress. SIF will continue working on strategies that strengthen the rule of law and help foster more transparent and effective governments and institutions, to lay the foundations for societies to develop the potential of their citizens.
  • Ensure equity. SIF will promote the participation of underrepresented sectors of the population, especially indigenous peoples, youth, and women. The foundation will promote equity, inclusion and representation in decision-making processes in the public and private sector.
  • Reduce displacement and forced migration. Forced migration and displacement from Central America to the United States has become one of the greatest challenges of today, on both sides of the border. The exodus of migrants has defined a generation in the region, and the large flows of capital in the form of remittances have altered the economic equation. SIF aims to reduce high levels of forced migration and impact the factors that push these youth and vulnerable populations to leave their countries, to protect the rights of migrants and deportees, to research the social phenomenon, to create an active network of local change agents focused on migration, and to bridge policymakers in the US with the migrant community.



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