Programs & Initiatives

Programs & Initiatives

Programs & Initiatives

Programs & Initiatives

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Central America and Mexico Youth Fund


The CAMY Fund provides financial and technical support to projects that advance girls’ equality and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, promote secondary school retention, and prevent child marriage and early unions. The only fund of its kind in the region, it supports leadership skills and networking with other donors and young leaders.

The Independent Journalism Fund


The Independent Journalism Fund, created in partnership with the Ford Foundation in 2016, brings together donors to ensure the existence and health of independent journalism and media in Central America. Independent media is crucial for the strengthening of democracy and good governance, providing objective information to ensure a deliberative democratic process, a check on government power and protecting the public interest.

Centroamérica Adelante


CAA is a leadership development program that supports high-impact, committed civil society leaders in the Northern Triangle working on social change issues to reinforce and leverage their individual, organizational and collective capacities to affect change. Its goal is to strengthen civil society in the region through specific skills training, mentorship, peer-to-peer learning, project support and networking in a collaborative and engaging space.

Central America Donors Forum


CADF is the premier networking and learning space to advance philanthropy and development efforts in Central America. Since 2012, SIF brings together hundreds of leaders and donors each year to discuss priority issues and successful models of development and explore co-investment for social impact.

Central America in Washington, DC

CA in DC

Central America in Washington, DC (CA in DC) is a vibrant civil society initiative where SIF and its partners in Central America and Washington, DC can join together to promote policies consistent with the Foundation’s priorities. Engaging policy makers in Central America and Washington, DC is a top priority. We bring the voices, experiences, and know-how of our allies and stakeholders together to educate and advocate for a more just, peaceful, equitable, and prosperous Central America for all.

Anti-Impunity Fund


The Anti-Impunity Fund (AIF) is a thought-leader, advocate, convener, and funder of the fight against impunity in Central America. We share our expertise by providing strategic analysis to and accompaniment of organized civil society and youth social movements in their work. We convene meetings of experts in the fight against impunity; and we engage in advocacy—both in Central America and in the United States..