Fondo Semillas provides support to over 100 grassroots women’s organizations throughout Mexico by providing them with access to grantmaking and capacity building as well as facilitating strategic alliances. The project aims to support local women’s groups who are implementing innovative strategies such as the use of culture, arts, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) to educate and empower women and girls in their communities.
Fondation CHANEL is supporting Fondo Semillas to provide funding, ongoing guidance and training, and alliance building support to 12-15 grassroots women’s organizations that are using innovative strategies to achieve social change. Additionally, Fondo Semillas will assist the organizations to become more sustainable and improve their national and international visibility. Through the work of these 12-15 grantees, the program aims to reach at least 5,000 beneficiaries throughout Mexico.
Fondo Semillas is a non-profit organization focused on improving women’s lives in Mexico. The organization was created in 1990 and was the first women’s fund established in the global South and remains the only fund of its kind in Mexico. Over the last 28 years, Semillas has invested over 19 million USD to support over 945 projects, directly benefiting 685,000 women and girls.