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SIF's Central America Program works to alleviate poverty and promote equality in the region by utilizing three primary strategies:
Leadership Development: SIF works to alleviate poverty and promote equality in the region by supporting greater socioeconomic participation and leadership development of key groups, specifically women, indigenous peoples, and at-risk youth. Promoting individual and collective capacity building of leaders, such as those working in human rights, women’s equality, and environmental justice, can bring about lasting social change within a community or country.
Specifically, SIF supports supports leadership development programs for Central American leaders through Centroamérica Adelante, the Central America & Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund) and Central American Leadership Institute (CALI).
Public Policy: SIF makes grants to enhance US policy and funding for Central America, as well as improve laws and policies within the region and expand opportunities for all its citizens. Grantees in this area include the following organizations among others: La Fundación Nacional para el Desarrollo (FUNDE) , the Washington Office on Latin America, and the UW Center for Human Rights.
Research: SIF makes grants to support high-quality research on topics of interest and key trends in Central America.