The Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM) was created to support grassroots organizations lead and formed by women who work towards the promotion and advocacy of human rights, specifically, women’s right to physical and emotional integrity, social and economic justice and to participate as leaders in the decisions that affect their lives and their communities.
In the FCAM, we mobilize resources in order to offer grantmaking programs to groups. We know that financing is not enough and that is why we have a program of capacity-building, technical training and support aimed primarily at grassroots groups. Through the capacity-building program, we support the consolidation of groups and organizations by providing knowledge and tools, as well as opportunities for exchange, feedback, and creation of networks and alliances.
For the FCAM, priority populations are those largely marginalized: women who are indigenous, rural, afro-descendant, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, sex workers, maquila workers, domestic workers, migrant, HIV-positive, and especially, young women who are a crosscutting priority in all of our programs.