The CAMY Fund is a partnership between SIF and The Summit Foundation
The Summit Foundation seeks to promote the health and well-being of the planet. In service of that mission, one of Summit’s three program areas seeks to empower marginalized girls by transforming their social, reproductive, and economic lives.
The Empowering Girls Program focuses funding in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Quintana Roo, Mexico, which mirror the countries of Summit’s Conserving the Mesoamerican Reef program. Summit has invested significantly in youth leadership for adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the focus countries for over ten years, notably through its GOJoven program. While still deeply committed to addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health, Summit recently has shifted its grantmaking to a more holistic focus on girls, seeking to invest in projects that take an integrated approach that emphasizes (i) promoting and enabling girls’ secondary education and economic opportunity; (ii) ending child marriage/early unions; and (iii) engaging communities, including men and boys, to transform gender norms.
How Can I Support the CAMY Fund?
SIF is seeking both financial and in-kind partners to support the CAMY Fund. You can support the Fund in various ways:
- Media coverage and social media outreach to highlight issues facing youth and successful youth-led projects.
- IT support to provide a grant tracking and monitoring and evaluation platform, as well as training for our grantees in IT skills.
- Project management training and educational opportunities for young leaders implementing projects supported by the CAMY Fund.
- Funding to increase the number of grants available for CAMY Fund grantees, as well as expanding our geographic and issue area scope.