Seattle International Foundation's Response to COVID-19

Within our grants portfolio, we provided flexibility to all grantee partners, including accommodations to timelines, budgets and scope of work, and substituting interim official written reports for check-in calls. We have set aside emergency funds to provide quick support to youth organizations affected by COVID-19, and also facilitated COVID-19 response grants for donor partners via our intermediary services.

On the programmatic side, we organized and sponsored therapy sessions for our grantees, in partnership with Sociedad Mexicana Pro Derechos de la Mujer AC (Fondo Semillas). We adapted our annual Central America Donors Forum to a Virtual Edition, to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has exposed many of Central America’s historic vulnerabilities and inequities. The Forum will take place September 1-3, 2020. We have supported grantee partners primarily in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Mexico.