Pangea Giving: Funding Social Justice Around the World

Unlike many large institutional donors, Pangea Giving does not come with its own silver bullet agenda, but rather listens to and supports what communities say they need.
Mar 10, 2017

For female mayors in Guatemala, facing discrimination is part of the job

Of the 71 community mayors currently serving in Sololá municipality in southwestern Guatemala, only four are women.
Dec 12, 2016

The people’s uprising you didn’t hear about

The inspiring story of a Guatemalan people's uprising against greed and corruption that didn't make international headlines.
Sep 24, 2015

U.S. ad campaign in Central America aims at curbing undocumented crossings

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's ad campaign aims at dissuading Central Americans from trying to enter the United States without documentation.
Aug 18, 2015

Seattle summit on global cancer seeks to bring treatment to developing world

At a global cancer summit in Seattle, doctors and others explore unconventional ways to get chemotherapy and other treatments to all parts of the world.
Mar 31, 2015
Unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas (Photo courtesy U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar)

Flood of undocumented kids from Central America strains services

The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Central America has almost doubled this year. Is deporting them the only solution?
Jun 20, 2014
UW United Students Against Sweatshops demonstrates outside a local GAP store with a Bangladeshi survivor of the Tazreen factory fire. (Photo courtesy Emily Garverick)

Top three UW student organizations for global change

How three UW organizations are harnessing the power of college student idealism to help the world’s poor.
Dec 9, 2013
Jozlyn Pelk in Guatemala (Photo by Gloria Mayne / The Seattle International Foundation)

Seattle Ambassador returns home with a new view on her city

For Jozlyn Pelk, the first Seattle Ambassador Program honoree, it took leaving the country for the first time to discover the vast opportunities to make a global impact right here at home.
Nov 5, 2013

Guatemalan voluntourism adventure uncovers strong ties back to the Eastside

Karen Story went to Guatemala to find out more about her adopted niece and nephew’s background. What she found was a cadre of NGO’s with Seattle roots fighting poverty.
May 29, 2013

Our connection to Guatemala’s landmark genocide verdict

Update: Ten days after this post, Guatemala’s high court threw out the verdict. The Nation calls this “the latest blow in what had been a sustained dirty war waged by Ríos Montt’s supporters since his indictment in 2012 to delay, obstruct, divert and otherwise sabotage the genocide case” and “evidence of the persistent and grievous […]
May 13, 2013

For the bucket list: Guatemala’s Peeps-free Easter fest you can’t miss

A day after Holy Week, Semana Santa, here in Antigua, Guatemala and there’s not a Easter egg shell or Peeps wrapper in sight. 
Apr 1, 2013
Central America Map

Seattle aid org says Central America needs our help

The Seattle International Foundation sounded alarm bells about the development situation in Central America at an event on Tuesday, where panelists called for Seattle-based aid organizations like the Gates Foundation to step up activities in the region. Tom Paulson, from our partner blog Humanosphere was at the Central America Donors Forum and filed this report: A few […]
Jun 21, 2012