VIEWS: 5 PAGES: 14 POSTED ON: 9/2/2011
Mexico and Central America Ford Foundation 320 East 43rd Street Emilio Castelar 131 New York, N.Y. 10017 Colonia Polanco FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 1 USA 11560 Mexico, D.F www.fordfoundation.org firstname.lastname@example.org MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA The Ford Foundation works with visionary leaders and The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of organizations worldwide to change social structures and institutions so that all people have the opportunity the Ford Foundation’s work in Latin America to reach their full potential, contribute to society, have where we have offices in Mexico City, Rio a voice in the decisions that affect them, and live and work in dignity. de Janeiro and Santiago. Over the past half This commitment to social justice is carried out century, we have supported social change through programs that strengthen democratic values, makers in Mexico and Central America who are reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human knowledge, creativity working to promote social justice, build more and achievement. inclusive societies and create opportunities. Today, we are working with visionary leaders in civil society to empower people throughout the region—especially those who are poor and marginalized—to have a voice in shaping the policies and institutions that affect their lives. 2 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 1 MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA We envision a future in Mexico and Central America in which migration is an option, rather than an economic necessity, a future in which migrant workers are respected and rewarded for their contributions to the region’s economies. The work of building that future has already begun. INvesTINg IN THe WHAT FORD Is DOINg A PROUD HIsTORy THe FUTURe begINs TODAy PeOPle OF MexIcO AND The Ford Foundation is supporting IN THe RegION We envision a future in which ceNTRAl AMeRIcA a variety of organizations to meet Our work builds on a half century migration is an option, rather than an the region’s most pressing social of innovation in Mexico and Central economic necessity, a future in which Meaningful social change occurs when challenges. We partner with grantees migrants are respected and rewarded people have the capacity and tools America. Since 1962, the foundation that are addressing the root causes of has opened doors to higher education for their contributions to the region’s to improve their own lives and com- migration by developing innovative economies, a future in which rural munities. By investing in the people of for a new generation of leaders, solutions to rural poverty and ensur- including people from indigenous communities are thriving alongside Mexico and Central America, strength- ing that indigenous populations can urban centers. ening organizations and providing local communities. We helped establish control and benefit from the natural lasting institutions, such as FUNDAR, The hard work of creating a better leaders with the support necessary to resources in their communities. future has already begun. The leaders confront today’s challenges, the Ford which was founded in 1999 and uses Others are working to create policies research to understand and address and organizations we support are us- Foundation is inspiring social change. that prevent the abuse and exploita- ing a variety of approaches to address Our grant making throughout the social challenges such as migration, tion of migrants. We also support and GIRE (Grupo de Información en migration and social exclusion—from region focuses on migration and social organizations that are studying research and policy analysis to advo- exclusion—no other issues are more Reproducción Elegida), a leading how migration exposes women to advocate for reproductive justice in cacy and litigation, and testing new timely and important. Every year at HIV/AIDS—and developing appro- programs to building the capacity of least one million people embark on mi- Mexico. The foundation’s work has priate interventions that promote strengthened civil society in the region, existing ones. gration journeys that take them across women’s reproductive rights to Grantees are working across bor- national borders in Mexico and Central bolstering local organizations and reverse those trends. giving people a say in decisions that ders throughout Mexico and Central America; 400,000 crossings occur along An underlying goal in all of these America to nurture strong regional alli- Mexico’s southern border alone. Most shape their lives, making governments activities is to expand opportunities more accountable to the people they ances and are fostering collaborations of these men, women and children are for individuals to have a voice in among governments, academic institu- fleeing poverty and entrenched social serve. Over the years, economic shaping the policies and institutions opportunity has also been a major tions and civil society organizations. conditions that exclude them from that affect their lives. For this reason, Their efforts have led to unprecedented full participation in society. According priority. We provided early and ongoing we also fund exceptional arts facili- support for microfinance, community- partnerships between migrant rights to the UN, income inequality is still ties throughout the region as a way to advocates in Mexico and the United greater in Latin America than in any based rural development and financial encourage the free expression of ideas services for low-income people. States, and have also improved liveli- other part of the world. among groups whose voices have hoods in rural areas of Mexico through been ignored or silenced. programs that create international markets for local products. 2 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 3 selecT sTRATegIes The foundation’s work in Mexico and Central AND INvesTMeNTs UNItED StAtES America—a small sampling of which is offered here— IN THe RegION promotes social inclusion and addresses migration and its many effects. mEXICO hONDURAS NICARAGUA GUAtEmALA EL SALVADOR HUMAN RIgHTs sUsTAINAble FReeDOM OF sUsTAINAble HIv/AIDs cOMMUNITy ecONOMIc RePRODUcTIve DevelOPMeNT exPRessION DevelOPMeNT RIgHTs OPPORTUNITy RIgHTs MexIcO MexIcO AND gUATeMAlA MexIcO gUATeMAlA, HONDURAs el sAlvADOR ceNTRAl AMeRIcA Women and children are gUATeMAlA Indigenous people make up Changes in agricultural NIcARAgUA , tourism developers, ranch- more than one-third of too often access to sexual routinely abused and Rural communities that 40 percent of the Guate- and trade policies have left MexIcO ers and others threaten to households in rural areas and reproductive health exploited in mexico’s depend on forestry for malan population yet often much of the rural populace more than a third of mi- displace the indigenous depend on remittances services and information southern-border detention their livelihoods face lack a voice in shaping the unable to make a living, grant women are victims of Garifuna people from their from relatives working in depends on wealth and centers. threats from developers public policies that affect which leads to migration. sexual abuse, putting them native lands. other countries. social connections. We support efforts to and other powerful their lives. We support the campaign, at risk of contracting the We support efforts to We support efforts to We support innovative, litigate these cases and commercial enterprises. We fund programs that “Sin maiz no hay Pais” hIV virus. persuade the honduran create jobs and to expand wide-reaching media use them to raise public We provide funding to 11 use the arts as a vehicle to (Without Corn there is No We fund programs that government to formally rural economies so that programs that educate awareness about the abuse communities in Southern empower mayan women to Country), which recognizes help women overcome recognize their rights to residents are not depen- and empower young of migrants and to create Oaxaca and communities become vocal and effective agriculture as essential to a the stigma of hIV/AIDS the land and its resources dant on money from rela- people about their new laws and policies. in the Petén Department agents for social change. strong mexican economy. and seek testing and and to strengthen the tives for their livelihoods. reproductive rights. to help them sustainably treatment. community internally. manage their forests. 4 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 5 WORKINg ON THe FRONTlINes IN Mexico and Central America HUMAN RIgHTs migration exposes migrants to vulnerabilities including human rights abuses. Protecting Immigrant and Migrant Rights our grantees are working to promote more On the FrOntlines effective and humane migration policies that end the many of our grantees use litigation and exploitation and abuse of migrants, both during their other types of advocacy to promote and protect the human rights of migrants. journeys and wherever they settle. Projects include: Border policies have failed to respond effectively to increased Pursuing representative cases of abuse migration, creating dangerous conditions and often fatal outcomes and using legal action as a lever for migrants. Along the U.S.-Mexico border for example, powerful for reform. grantee: Strategic human Rights organized syndicates have formed to smuggle human beings. Litigation (IDhEAS) According to the Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CNDH: Mexican National Human Rights Commission), nearly Promoting policy changes that would 10,000 migrants were kidnapped between February 2008 and increase authorized migration and September 2009. The U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights protect migrant labor rights. of Migrants reports that migrants held in detention centers along grantees: Latin American Faculty of Mexico’s southern border are often victims of extortion, assault, Social Sciences (FLACSO), jointly with and sexual abuse and are denied access to consular representatives. the Central American University (UCA) Meanwhile, migrants who reach their destinations are vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous employers. illuminating the vulnerabilities of Policies in the United States and Mexico focus almost exclusively migrant women and recommending on border security, fostering circumstances in which human rights reforms to protect them. violations flourish. We support an array of organizations to address grantee: Project Counselling Service for these rights violations and their root causes. Latin American Refugees (PCS) Our grantees concentrate on shaping public policies that recognize and reflect the value of migrants and their contributions strengthening relationships between civil society leaders in mexico and to the economy and also protect their fundamental human rights. Central America and organized migrant The success of these grantees is crucial. One of them is bringing to communities in the United States. court—and to light—cases of abuse involving the most vulnerable grantee: National Alliance of Latin migrants along Mexico’s southern border: women and children. American and Caribbean Communities Another grantee is working to enhance migrant labor rights, in part by (NALACC) promoting an increase in authorized migration. Work by our grantees throughout the region is resulting in more informed public discussion For a full list of grantees, go to about migration and galvanizing a broad-based movement for new www.fordfoundation.org policies that can secure borders and also protect migrants. 8 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 9 DeMOcRATIc AND AccOUNTAble gOveRNMeNT Promoting Transparent, Effective and Accountable Government helping citizens interact with public institutions On the FrOntlines and encouraging open debate so that governments Our grantees take a variety of can be held accountable are essential components approaches to reveal and improve government policies. Projects include: of democracy. Building the capacity of civil society Although Mexico has some of the most advanced right-to- know organizations and academic institutions laws in Latin America, a culture of secrecy within government still to use budget review and other persists. This, coupled with well-documented corruption, impedes strategies to analyze the costs and outcomes of migration policies and public scrutiny of government policies and their implementation, recommend cost-effective alternatives. as well as efforts by civil society to hold government accountable. To address these issues, grantees use on-site monitoring, investigative grantee: FUNDAR Center for Research measures, budget analysis and other approaches to reveal the costs and Analysis and outcomes of current laws and to advocate for more humane and Facilitating dialogue among advocates effective public policies. to build common understanding of We invest in organizations that are working to inform citizens the problems and a broad constituency about how governments are responding to migration and attempting for reform. to secure national borders. Much of these efforts focus on Mexico and grantee: Institute for Study and the United States, nations where many migration-related government Dissemination on migration (INEDIm) documents are designated as classified. So far neither the federal nor state governments in Mexico have been successful at punishing Using research methods to map and preventing human rights violations against migrants—acts that mexico’s migration and security policies include illegal detention and expulsion, denial of due process, sexual grantee: El Colegio de la Frontera abuse and exploitative labor practices. Norte (COLEF) One grantee, for example, is training migrant rights organizations how to investigate and use U.S. and Mexican freedom of information training migrant rights organizations on laws to uncover human rights violations. Another is interviewing how to use freedom of information laws government officials and civil society experts, reviewing documents and investigative techniques. and visiting detention centers in an effort both to map Mexico’s grantee: National Security Archive Fund migration and security policies and recommend reforms. Projects such as these have the potential to usher in a new era of transparency For a full list of grantees, go to and accountability in this crucial realm of public policy. www.fordfoundation.org good governance requires transparent budget management and policymaking. 10 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 11 ecONOMIc FAIRNess Expanding Livelihood Opportunities for Poor Households innovative development strategies can invigorate On the FrOntlines rural economies and begin to reduce persistent poverty. Our grantees are pursuing innovative The region’s economic growth over the past 20 years has not lifted solutions to rural poverty. their efforts include: rural communities out of poverty. In fact, changes in agricultural and trade policies, shifts in patterns of consumption and a focus Boosting crop production, supporting on urban markets have left many rural residents unable to make a small businesses, and creating other living. Poverty often compels people to leave the countryside, and economic opportunities in rural areas this population drain only exacerbates problems locally. Indigenous of El Salvador. and Afro-descendant groups have been particularly excluded from grantee: Foundation for National economic opportunities. Development (FUNDE) In El Salvador, for example, three decades of steady emigration has diminished the population by 20 percent, and more than a third Mounting the campaign, “Sin maíz of households in rural areas depend on remittances from relatives No hay País” (Without Corn there is working in other countries. Conditions worsened in 2009 when No Country), which recognizes flooding and mudslides severely damaged several rural areas of the agriculture as essential to a strong country. The organizations we support use a range of development mexican economy. strategies to enable individuals to lead full and productive lives in their grantee: National Association of communities of origin instead of fleeing for survival. Campesino marketing Organizations (ANEC) A grantee in El Salvador, for example, is supporting small businesses and engaging local youth in job creation since they are the helping small farmers in mexico segment of the population most likely to leave the country in search of increase crop production and access work elsewhere. U.S. and mexican markets; and Two grantees in Mexico are helping indigenous women who are demonstrating more productive use of artisans to export and market their textiles, furniture, jewelry and remittances in poor rural communities other crafts to the United States. where migration is common. These organizations have already increased the artists’ sales, and grantee: Binational Indigenous Integral a new Web-based marketing strategy promises to build on those gains. Development (DBII) Such efforts and others are focused on creating lasting opportunities for the region’s poorest citizens. strengthening a network of indigenous women who are artisans, and marketing their crafts in the United States. grantees: Centro del Obrero Fronterizo (La mujer Obrera) For a full list of grantees, go to www.fordfoundation.org poverty often compels people to leave the countryside, and this population drain exacerbates problems locally. 12 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 13 sUsTAINAble DevelOPMeNT Expanding Community Rights Over Natural Resources we are committed to helping people living On the FrOntlines in rural communities use the land and natural Our grantees take a range of approaches resources in ways that improve their livelihoods to help communities benefit from the land and natural resources where they and also protect the environment. live. Projects include: In rural communities across the region, working-age adults, training indigenous and Afro- particularly men, are leaving to find better paying jobs elsewhere. descendant groups to pursue their legal These departures cause worker shortfalls. Without a stronger labor rights to land and natural resources. force, it is impossible for communities to sustain traditional grantee: Community Forestry revenue-generating activities such as forestry, hillside agriculture Indigenous-Campesino Coordinating and handicrafts. At the same time, outsiders are vying for the land Association (ACICAFOC) and its resources. The organizations we support are helping indigenous and Afro- securing the territorial rights of the descendent leaders, in particular, retain control over their native lands Garifuna peoples in northern honduras. and make the best use of its natural resources. In Mexico, for example, grantee: honduran Black Fraternity a grantee is studying the effects of population loss due to migration in Organization (OFRANEh) Oaxaca and Guerrero, where communities have traditionally managed local forests and watersheds. The lessons learned are being used to shaping new approaches to community adapt production mechanisms to reflect smaller local populations, forestry that increase local revenue and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. developing strategies to encourage young people to remain in their home communities and to tap the skills, contacts and financial grantee: mexican Council for Sustainable Forestry (CCmSS) resources of those who have already left. In northern Honduras, tourism developers, ranchers, drug Challenging powerful mining and traffickers and others threaten to displace the Garifuna peoples from petroleum companies that are vying to their native lands or curtail the farming, fishing, and hunting on which control land and resources. their livelihoods depend. One of our grantees is defending their rights grantee: International Union for using approaches that range from negotiating with the Honduran Conservation of Nature and Natural government to formally recognize the Garifunas’ land rights to Resources (IUCN) strengthening the community radio stations that have proven to be a powerful tool for informing and uniting people. studying and responding to the effects In yet other areas of the region, the challenge is to craft more of population loss due to migration in productive— and environmentally sound—land use strategies Oaxaca and Guerrero, mexico. working in partnership with local communities. We support efforts, grantee: Autonomous Group for for example, to evaluate and influence a new approach to community Environmental Research (GAIA) forestry in Mexico that has the potential to generate more revenue for local communities while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For a full list of grantees, go to rapid out-migration poses www.fordfoundation.org significant challenges to local institutions, land tenure and land use. 14 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 15 FReeDOM OF exPRessION Supporting Diverse Arts Spaces we provide support to arts groups to build spaces On the FrOntlines and networks that help create more diverse, tolerant Our grantees use the arts strategically and vibrant societies. to empower indigenous people in the region. Projects include: More than 60 languages and countless dialects are spoken in Mexico and Central America, a sign of the region’s ethnic and cultural Opening new arts spaces for mayan diversity. Yet many of these cultures and their considerable assets women in Guatemala and building a are languishing at the margins of society. In Guatemala, for example, network to connect indigenous women indigenous people make up 40 percent of the population but live in throughout the region. deplorable conditions of poverty, often without access to schools, grantee: Association of mayan Women’s hospitals and other basic public services. Afro-descendant groups Group Kaq’la throughout the region are ignored to the point of being invisible and strengthening the organizational lack strong organizations to advocate for their rights and interests. capacity of mayan women in Chiapas, Women are further disadvantaged. mexico, through plays, arts workshops We support a range of efforts to eradicate poverty. Underlying and exhibitions. all of these efforts is our belief that individuals without economic grantee: mexican Association for advantage deserve a voice in decisions that affect their lives. We believe Women’s Rights in support of the the arts are a powerful way of developing and expressing those voices. Strength of the mayan Women For this reason, we fund the creation and growth of arts facilities (FOmmA) and networks that connect artists and resources, with a focus on indigenous and Afro-descendant groups. Using the arts to unite the mískito Two grantees, for example, use theater, dance and other art people and elevate the role of the forms to build self-esteem among Mayan women and strengthen community’s women. their ability to be powerful agents for social change. Soon a network grantee: University of the Autonomous will unite these and other organizations of indigenous women Regions of the Caribbean Coast of throughout Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua. The power Nicaragua (URACCAN) of the arts is also evident among the Mískito people, an indigenous Using documentary film to spark group divided by borders in Honduras and Nicaragua. A grantee is discussion of social issues among leading community art activities to revive a once forgotten ritual; these indigenous women in Chiapas, mexico, activities unite indigenous participants and thereby strengthen the and give voice to their views and ideas whole cross-border community. through video production workshops. grantee: Documental Ambulante For a full list of grantees, go to www.fordfoundation.org arts programs can empower marginalized groups and expand diverse cultural practices. 16 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 17 HUMAN RIgHTs Reducing HIV/AIDS Discrimination and Exclusion our grantees promote public policies that assert On the FrOntlines the rights of hIV-positive individuals and undo the Our grantees, many of which are stigma and discrimination that stand in the way of organizations composed of people living with hIV/AIDS, are working to slow the effective interventions. spread of hIV/AIDS and advocating for the rights of hIV-positive individuals. The organizations we support are among the vanguard, responding Projects include: to the conditions and dynamics—in particular, migration—that are influencing the spread of HIV/AIDS today. Migration is one of the engaging policymakers in the creation main forces underlying the growing rates of HIV infection in rural of more progressive laws and programs communities and the increasing number of women affected by the and consolidating the newly formed pandemic. Migrant men who contract the virus while traveling or network of hIV-positive girls and working in distant cities carry it back to their rural communities of adolescents. origin, placing their wives and partners at great risk of infection. grantee: ICW Latina International Additionally, women now constitute nearly half the migrant Community of Women Living with population, increasing their risk of HIV infection—often as a result hIV/AIDS of sexual abuse. According to the United Nations Economic Commission for tapping the potential of a regional Latin America and the Caribbean, 70 percent of migrant women network of grassroots women’s experience violence and more than half are victims of sexual violence. organizations to reduce hIV transmission among women who These problems are exacerbated by the persistent stigma of HIV/AIDS migrate and those who remain in and widespread discrimination which discourage individuals from their communities of origin. seeking testing and treatment. These emerging trends demand new solutions, such as the grantee: Formación y Capacitación interventions we support on the Mexico-Guatemala border, the A.C. (FOCA) border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and along a network of Providing migrant women with access Jesuit shelters en route to the United States. In these key locales, to medical care and tools for pregnancy women learn how the HIV virus is transmitted and can access prevention and protection against hIV. preventive healthcare. Organized by Mexico’s National Institute of grantee: National Institute of Public Public Health—a pioneer in developing healthcare interventions for health (INSP) migrants—the project involves organizations of HIV-positive women, including the Central American Network of People Living with HIV/ For a full list of grantees, go to AIDS. It builds on the foundation’s legacy, a commitment to strengthen www.fordfoundation.org the organizational and leadership capacity of HIV-positive women throughout the region so they can take an active part in shaping the public policies and interventions that concern them. meaningful participation of those infected, affected and vulnerable to hiv/aids in policymaking is essential. 18 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 19 sexUAlITy AND RePRODUcTIve HeAlTH AND RIgHTs Promoting Reproductive Rights and the Right to Sexual Health reproductive rights and the right to physical safety On the FrOntlines are essential for women to assert control over their own Our grantees take a variety of lives. Our grant making focuses on groups for whom approaches to expanding reproductive and sexual rights. Projects include: these basic rights remain out of reach: poor, migrant Defending the reproductive rights of and indigenous women. women in mexico through a national The organizations we support are shifting views, laws and policies network of lawyers and sharing in a region of the world where access to sexual and reproductive health successful strategies with advocates services can depend on wealth and social connections, where illegal throughout the region. abortions kill thousands of poor women annually and where violent grantee: Informational Group on crimes against women occur with impunity. Reproductive Choice (GIRE) One grantee played a pivotal role in expanding reproductive rights Using the media to promote the sexual in Mexico City. Now that organization is leading a network of lawyers and reproductive health and rights of to promote reproductive rights beyond the capital city, in states where young people in Central America. these rights are most at risk. The organization also reaches beyond grantee: Foundation Points of Mexico to share successful advocacy strategies with civil society groups Encounter for Changes in Daily Life in Central America. (PUNtOS) We’re also building on previous efforts to reduce feminicide. In this extreme form of gender-based violence, victims often are reducing feminicide—gender-based raped and tortured before they are killed. An organization we support violent murders—through the creation established the Mexican Citizen’s Observatory on Feminicide, which of a regional alliance that connects registers murders and monitors the implementation of policies to advocates in mexico, Guatemala, protect women. This grantee now leads a regional alliance joining Nicaragua, honduras and El Salvador. advocates in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador grantee: Catholics for the Right to to address the culture of violence that continues to claim women’s Decide (CDD) lives and undermine their autonomy. As a result of these and other efforts, Guatemala passed a law that identifies—and prohibits—this For a full list of grantees, go to www.fordfoundation.org type of murder and other countries are expected to follow suit. The stakes are rising: As growing numbers of women travel to distant cities and cross national borders in search of work, they are more vulnerable to sexual abuse, unwanted pregnancy and murder. The many organizations we support are working to protect their rights and their lives. basic reproductive rights remain out of reach for many women, particularly migrants. 20 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 21 IssUes, INITIATIves AND gRANT sPeNDINg IN MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 2009 2010 2009 2010 TOTAL GRANT SPENDING TOTAL GRANT SPENDING $11,974,802 $12,627,619 TOTAL GRANT SPENDING TOTAL GRANT SPENDING $11,974,802 $12,627,619 IssUe INITIATIve Pro d Migra ,50$100 Discrx g Hinatio IDS Exclu ination a S nd tect and Mit , ,500 an /A clusio V/AID a Prong n grag 5,00 n RedDis ucing HIV nd ite cImm inhtsi Democratic and • Promoting Transparent, Effective and ting i t R g 0 $1,050 n ,300 n I ucinrim $1 rse Igran hts R mm t Red $1sio 0 Accountable Government ,300 00 pa 00 g D s ive c Accountable Government E im ,05 5 se $4 ts S00,rtin ac g D igra er Ar $4 pos S rtin ,00 ces0 iv e nt Su Ar ppo p Su p t Pro 0 mo on human Rights • Protecting Immigrant and Migrant Rights Ac tin cou Prom g Tra xp lor ati on nta oEifn nsp t ba E ati Ac cou ble G fecTrv arent g Cu lor • Reducing HIV/AIDS Discrimination t n nta ovEf i ae sp , bl$ erfnm anare he r – 00 a E b xp e1,G ecte d nt Ot 80,0 Cu and Exclusion 570 ive ove nt a , ,0 n $1,5 r00 e d m n ,0 er – 00 $1 th ,0 O 80 0 70 ,00 nt $1, 0 el l Trav Globa d O ther – ing FunTravel Learn bal Economic Fairness • Expanding Livelihood Opportunities andther – Glo Fund O 0,000 rning $16nd Lea for Poor Households 2010 a $160,0 00 GRANT SPENDING BY INITIATIVE 2010 $12,627,619 GRANT SPENDING BY INITIATIVE $12,627,619 Sustainable Development • Expanding Community Rights Over Natural Resources Non - $1,9 initiativ ive duct e 6o N7,31 e epro th ve n-9 $1,9 initiativ oting R hts and ctith u 67,3 Prom Rig eprod ealthe R a l Hnd 00 19 e tingSexu ts a ,0 Freedom of Expression • Supporting Diverse Arts Spaces o g o to Righ1,940 ealth PrRimht $ lH exua 000 to S $1,940, Ri ght Sexuality and Reproductive • Promoting Reproductive Rights and health and Rights the Right to Sexual Health Exp rOve 0 ,000 OppP gpovtun lihood Ov 4$1,,00 r Ho itoes eho for $1,4 and atr Na use 1,5 for lds e N 440 Exp ural t $1,51 old,s 00 ootu H elihioio s i us d te ing 50 e 0 and Reso andO ing Liv 0 $h 1 Cio ral ur 5,00 nm g m Reces Li r rorn u Co sour and umi inp nm Exp tyuR ces Poo niig Exp ty tR hs igh ts 22 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 23 FORD FOUNDATION WORlDWIDe OUr OFFiCes AFriCA AnD AsiA lAtin AMeriCA wOrlDwiDe MiDDle eAst AnD CAriBBeAn CHina UniteD stAtes EaStErn aFriCa International Club andEan rEGion Rahimtullah Towers, Office Building and SoutHErn ConE HEadQuartErS 12th Floor Suite 501 Mariano Sánchez 320 East 43rd Street Upper Hill Road Jianguomenwai Dajie, Fontecilla 310 New York, N.Y. 10017 Nairobi, Kenya No. 21 Piso 14 Beijing, China 100020 Las Condes MiddLE EaSt and Santiago, Chile nortH aFriCa india, nEPaL Tagher Building and Sri LanKa BraZiL 1, Osiris Street , 7th Floor 55 Lodi Estate Praia do Flamengo 154 Garden City New Delhi 110 003 8° Andar Cairo 11511 India CEP 22210-030 Egypt Rio de Janeiro, R.J. tO leArn MOre about BOArD OF trUstees J. CliFFOrD hUDsOn n.r. nArAYAnA MUrthY indonESia Brazil the Ford Foundation and Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Board and SoutHErn aFriCa Sequis Center, 11th Floor our grant making, visit irene hirAnO inOUYe Chief Executive officer Chief Mentor 5th Floor, Braamfontein Jl. Jend. Sudirman 71 MEXiCo and www.fordfoundation.org Chair of the Board Sonic Corporation Infosys Technologies Ltd. Centre Jakarta 12190 CEntraL aMEriCa Washington, D.C. Oklahoma City, Okla. Bangalore, India 23 Jorissen Street Indonesia Emilio Castelar 131 tO APPlY FOr A GrAnt, Braamfontein 2001 Colonia Polanco lUis A. UBiÑAs YOlAnDA KAKABADse Peter A. nADOsY visit www.fordfoundation. Johannesburg, 11560 Mexico, D.F President Senior adviser Managing Partner South Africa org/grants/grant-inquiry/ New York, N.Y. Fundación Futuro East End Advisors LLC mexico-and-central- Latinoamericano New York, N.Y. america where you will WESt aFriCa KOFi APPentenG Quito, Ecuador Ten 105 Close find a Grant Application Partner CeCile riChArDs Banana Island, Ikoyi Guide that describes our The West Africa Fund rOBert s. KAPlAn President Lagos, Nigeria process and an online Professor of Management Planned Parenthood Partner Practice Federation of America form you may use to Constant Capital Harvard Business School and Planned Parenthood submit a grant inquiry. Redding, Conn. Boston, Mass. Action Fund New York, N.Y. AFsAneh M. BesChlOss Senior director President and Chief The Goldman Sachs Executive officer Group Inc. The Rock Creek Group New York, N.Y. Washington, D.C. thUrGOOD MArshAll Jr. JUliet V. GArCÍA Partner President Bingham McCutchen University of Texas at Principal New York Brownsville and Texas Beijing Bingham Consulting Southmost College Group Cairo Brownsville, Texas Washington, D.C. New Delhi Mexico City Lagos Nairobi Jakarta Rio de Janeiro Santiago Johannesburg PhOtO CreDits: Cover: Adriana Zehbrauskas/Polaris | Page 1: left, Karen Robinson/Panos; right, Caroline Penn/Panos | Pages 2-3: left to right, Alex Webb/Magnum Photos; Shaul Schwarz/Getty Images; Mario Bronfman | Pages 3-4: left to right, Caroline Penn/Panos; Keith Dannemiller; Yannis Kontos/Polaris/Panos;Stuart Freedman/Panos, Alex Webb/Magnum Photos; Teun Voeten/Panos; Sean Sprague/Panos; Giacomo Pirozzi/Panos | Pages 6-7: Caroline Penn/Panos Page 9: Paul Smith/Panos | Page 10: Dermot Tatlow/Panos | Page 13: Keith Dannemiller/Corbis | Page 14: Caroline Penn/Panos | Page 17: Cindy Miller Hopkins/DanitaDelimont.com | Page 18: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images | Page 21: Michel Gounot/Godong/Panos 24 FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA FORD FOUNDATION | MexIcO AND ceNTRAl AMeRIcA 3
"Mexico and Central America"