Seattle International Foundation’s CAMY Fund and Global Fund for Children share learnings and reflections from a participatory research project titled “Disruptive Youth Movements in Mexico, Central America, and Colombia” that was carried out between 2019–2021 and presented in August 2022.
This month, in recognition of the important role that youth play in driving social change in Central America and Mexico, the Central America and Mexico Youth (CAMY) Fund puts a spotlight on the youth fight for justice, and the ways that philanthropy can work alongside them.
More than 100 grassroots and philanthropic leaders meet at US-Mexico border to support migrant children’s rights
Tijuana hosts 2020’s first transnational conference to discuss the region’s migration crisis and its impact on youth.
During a critical moment for the youth in Central America and Mexico, Perla Vázquez assumes the direction of SIF’s CAMY Fund.
Migration in Central America is an analysis of the migration trends, drivers, policies and actors in the Northern Triangle of Central America. It documents and analyzes the stubborn persistence of migration, while also raising questions that could form the basis of relevant policy research and analysis.
Seattle International Foundation, together with Pangea Giving and Global WA hosted a panel to discuss the complex and interconnected challenges facing youth migrants from the Northern Triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
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 two organizations donated synthetic turf and refurbished a playfield at Tegucigalpa’s ‘Mi Barrio’ Outreach Center, and provided balls, gloves, and jerseys.
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.
SIF announced today the launch of a new grant-making fund to advance awareness and giving for projects to empower youth in Central America.