This month, I spent a week at the Mexico-Guatemala border with colleagues from WOLA – a SIF grantee since 2012. We wanted to talk with migrants, humanitarian workers and officials about the current conditions for those migrating to the United States.
During a critical moment for the youth in Central America and Mexico, Perla Vázquez assumes the direction of SIF’s CAMY Fund.
All countries need to get on the same page regarding a comprehensive investment strategy for Central America.
Cutting off U.S. assistance programs to these three countries is to throw away the best tools at Washington’s disposal to address the underlying drivers of migration.
This new initiative will target organizations in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua for grantmaking and technical assistance. The CAMY Fund will also support new research on child marriage and early unions in the region by linking local researchers with grantee organizations.
Together, SIF and Sounders designed a philanthropic project that would have a lasting impact in Seattle as well as in Mexico City, the site of the Sounders CONCACAF matchup vs. Mexican team Club América.
The Central America Donors Forum, with sponsors including, brings together key representatives from government, philanthropy, and the private sector to align grantmaking and investment strategies in the region.
CAMY Fund will support young adult leaders in Central America and Mexico to implement innovative projects within their organizations that are designed to demonstrate measurable impacts on girls’ equality and/or adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).