Our mission

We mobilize resources, accompany and help strengthen organizations, networks and grassroots groups for the advancement of girls, women, trans* and intersex people’s rights.

We want to strengthen social movements so that they can be solid and sustainable.

Our values

Justice is collectively healing the wounds that the capitalist and patriarchal system has caused us; disrupting power relations and recovering historical memory to transform the way we walk.

Mutual support is listening to our differences, interweaving different life stories, experiences and contexts to build the changes we dream about.

Co-responsibility is recognizing the shared commitment that is placed in trust; using flexibility as a tool that allows us to look and act according to the needs of different contexts in order to sustain life.

Voice manifesto

This manifesto is the voice of Fondo Semillas’ body. The resonance of the advocates, thinkers, artists, activists, and philanthropists who walked this path before us. We look back at our history in philanthropic work to improve our march. We live this journey as a cyclical return, like the phases of the moon, which are revisited to continue walking.

New moon. Invocation

We invoke the wisdom of those who came before us in order to keep the question alive: how can we do philanthropy work towards gender justice? We affirm that we exist thanks to the will to transform injustice and structural inequity. We affirm that we exist because of organizations, networks and collectives’ stories of dignity and resistance, and those who built them. We affirm that we exist in order to mobilize resources that allow for the redistribution of livelihoods.

Waxing moon.
The transformation

We want to transform the way of doing philanthropy, to move towards a feminist and decolonial perspective. Feminist, because it puts girls, young people, women, trans* and intersex people at the center. Decolonial because it transgresses and disrupts the binary idea of power between those who give and receive money, and seeks to mobilize us collectively towards redistributive justice. Thus, our political commitment in philanthropy is the mobilization of resources to accompany grassroots movements in overthrowing the systems that oppress the body and territory of girls, women, trans* and intersex people.

Full moon. The future

How to become something else? Our vision of the future is not linked to the idea of capitalist, patriarchal and extractivist development that does not give back, but rather accumulates and oppresses. Our vision of the future is based on the freedom to be, exist and accompany dissidence in each struggle, each territory, each person. In this vision, money is redistributed and enables change.

Waning moon. Reflection

Our thinking and actions from a feminist and decolonial position will continue along the path of the movements that we accompany. We want to transcend the guilt of privilege towards a common philanthropy that makes us think about what we have in common before focusing on what makes us different. Because if we have learned anything from the diverse voices of different movements, it is that there is no freedom for one, if there is no freedom for all.

Operating team

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Management

Tania Turner

Executive director

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Gabriela Toledo

Chief operating officer

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Programs

Florencia Blüthgen

Program manager

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Anaíd Alcázar

Partnerships, meetings and emergency response coordinator

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Valentina Peña

Strengthening, monitoring, evaluation and analysis (M&E) coordinator

(She / Her)

Angélica Gómez

Analysis officer

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Brenda Neria

Operational management coordinator 

(She / Her)

Elizabeth Gutiérrez

Operational management officer

(She / Her)

Sayuri Alducín

Operational management officer

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Lucy Kantún

Operational management officer

(She / Her)

Abigail Rodríguez

Operational management officer

(She / Her / They)

Paola Zamora

Operational management officer

(She / Her)

Fundraising

Jessica Anaya

Fundraising manager

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Ana Laura Godínez

Donor community coordinator 

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Alejandra Navarro

Corporate alliances coordinator 

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Geovanna Prado

Institutional fundraising coordinator 

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Paola García

Fundraising officer 

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Luz Montes

Fundraising officer 

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Communications

Erika Tamayo

Communications manager

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Viridiana Montiel

Communications officer

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Tania María Carrillo

Communications officer

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Analysis and Institutional Strengthening

Diana Medina

Analysis and institutional strengthening coordinator

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Marina Freitez

Monitoring and evaluation officer

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Administration & Accounting

Claudia Liceaga

Administration manager

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Adrián Carmona

Administration and treasury officer

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Monserrat Morán

General accountant officer

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Luis Francisco Escandón

Accounting assistant

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Human Resources & General Services

​​Mónica Martínez

Human resources coordinator

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Esmeralda Andrade

Human resources assistant

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Lilia Torres

Cleaning assistant

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Blanca Torres

General services assistant

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Information Technology

Arturo Valdés

IT developer coordinator

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Board of directors and Assembly

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Gabriela Paredes

President

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Paloma Bonfil

Vicepresident

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Edith Calderón

Treasure

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Betty Van Cauwelaert

Assistant of treasurer

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Sharon Bissell

Secretary
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Yásnaya Aguilar

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Carolina Coppel

(She / Her)

Amaranta Gómez

(She / Her)

Lucero González

(She / Her)

Rosenda Maldonado

(She / Her)

Luna Marán

(She / Her)

Mónica Meltis

(She / Her)

Isabel Ocaña

(She / Her)

Sayak Valencia

(She / Her)