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The International Community Foundation is the nonprofit foundation of choice for U.S. donors who are passionate about protecting the environment and improving the quality of life in Baja California and Latin America.

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ICF supports environmental, education, health and human services initiatives that change lives for the better.

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Since 1990 ICF has granted over $69 million to support important work in the Baja/Sea of Cortez Region and elsewhere.

acres designated protected habitats
ICF’s environmental efforts have protected hundreds of islands and inlets, miles of beaches and thousands of rare species.
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NEWS: ICF Funds Restoration of Iconic Monument in Baja California Sur

NEWS: ICF Funds Restoration of Iconic Monument in Baja California Sur

ICF Funds Restoration of Iconic Monument in Baja California Sur. Voice of San Diego, by Sarah Beauchemin.
The Southern California – Baja California mega-region has a long, shared history. But one aspect of our region’s communal past in particular served as a major link between Southern California and Baja for decades: Mining. (…) In order to assist with conservation, ICF has partnered with the Mexican nonprofit Corredor Histórico CAREM, A.C. (CAREM) to restore a true relic of Baja’s mining era: the “La Ramona” smokestack.

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Cozy Up to the Whales in San Ignacio Lagoon

Cozy Up to the Whales in San Ignacio Lagoon

Classified as a baleen whale, this majestic marine mammal migrates between feeding and breeding grounds, such as San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California, Mexico, during its 55 to 70 years of existence. As the sole living species in the genus Eschrichtius, the gray whale...

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Contributing to Better Water Quality in Baja

Contributing to Better Water Quality in Baja

Water is life. We cannot live without it, and yet many communities depend on water sources that are unsafe for drinking, bathing, fishing or recreation -- causing illness and significantly lowering the quality of life for residents and tourists alike. For over 27...

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In Loving Memory of Lucy Killea

In Loving Memory of Lucy Killea

“The International Community Foundation (ICF) is saddened to announce the passing of our founding President Lucy Killea. Lucy was a champion of the cross-border region and the International Community Foundation right up until her death on January 18th, 2017. She will be sorely missed by the thriving binational community that she led and inspired for nearly 50 years. “

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Congratulations to ICF grantee Fundación Ayuda Niños La Paz (FANLAP)! On August 17th, in conjunction with SEDESOL’s 25th year Anniversary, they were recognized for their continued commitment to social development in the community of La Paz. Learn more about all that FANLAP is doing for the children of La PAZ and how you can support their programs, donate.icfdn.org/npo/fundacion-ayuda-ninos-de-la-paz-fund
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Congratulations to ICF grantee Fundación Ayuda Niños La Paz (FANLAP)! On August 17th, in conjunction with SEDESOL’s 25th year Anniversary, they were recognized for their continued commitment to social development in the community of La Paz. Learn more about all that FANLAP is doing for the children of La PAZ and how you can support their programs,  https://donate.icfdn.org/npo/fundacion-ayuda-ninos-de-la-paz-fund
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