Seattle International Foundation SIF supports worldwide poverty alleviation efforts through grant-making and other activities, with a strategic focus on Central America. SIF was founded in 2008 as a supporting organization to Seattle Foundation for the purpose of increasing and enhancing international philanthropy and development from the Pacific Northwest. Since 2008, SIF has granted more than $20 million to 243 high impact organizations in 81 countries, including $12 million in grants to Central America.
Within this framework, SIF is focused on two primary goals:
Reducing poverty and supporting equality around the globe: SIF
partners with organizations such as Seattle Foundation and Global Washington on strategic initiatives that increase and enhance international philanthropy from the Pacific Northwest.
Reducing poverty and supporting equality in Central America: SIF engages in strategic grant-making efforts to organizations in Central America by invitation only through our Central America Program. SIF supports high-impact organizations driving social change in the areas of leadership development, research, and public policy.
SIF organizes annual events, such as the Central America Donors Forum and supports programs such as the Central America & Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund) and Centroamérica Adelante.