Seattle International Foundation has issued an open call for concept notes to high-impact organizations in Central America

Seattle International Foundation has issued an open call for concept notes to organizations working on the issues of migration, good governance and rule of law, and equity in Central America.

  • Ensure equity. SIF will promote the participation of underrepresented sectors of the population, especially indigenous peoples, youth, and women. The foundation will promote equity, inclusion and representation in decision-making processes in the public and private sector.
  • Strengthen good governance and rule of law. SIF will continue working on strategies that strengthen the rule of law and help foster more transparent and effective governments and institutions, to lay the foundations for societies to develop the potential of their citizens.
  • Reduce displacement and forced migration. SIF aims to reduce high levels of forced migration and impact the factors that push these youth and vulnerable populations to leave their countries, to protect the rights of migrants and deportees, to research the social phenomenon, to create an active network of local change agents focused on migration, and to bridge policymakers in the US with the migrant community.

The application deadline is September 17th, 2018.

Please submit your concept note HERE

Once you have created an account and logged in,
enter the Access Code SIFCA2018 to view the application.

Finalists will be invited to submit a full application.

September 17: Concept notes due

October 10: Semi-finalists notified

November 5: Full proposals due

December 10-31: Grants awarded

For questions about how to apply, please contact Grants and Program Officer Olga Vnodchenko,

SIF believes that a robust and organized civil society can serve as a powerful vehicle to express the demands of citizens and deliver their public policy agendas. In this 2018 call for proposals, priority will be given to civil society organizations. Current SIF grantees are not eligible to apply during this round of applications.