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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.
Making an Impact
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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.
In the News
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.
ICF Senior Officer for Environment, Marisa Quiroz, was one of 33 Hispanic leaders in philanthropy awarded the 2017 HIP Giver award by national organization Hispanics In Philanthropy (HIP). We are proud to have her on our Team!read more
ICF Grantee Octavio Aburto receives The Explorer’s Club Award. For his 2017 Artist-in-Exploration award, “MANGROVES: THE SKIN OF OUR COASTS,” Octavio will conduct four expeditions to four different mangrove forests located in the Tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean.read more
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Updates and Inspiration from the Field
For nearly 15 years, the Palapa Society of Todos Santos has administered educational, medical, and environmental programs for local children and their families in the coastal town of Todos Santos, Baja California. Located less than an hour drive from the bustling...read more
Scientists recently discovered proof of water in the moon, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on improving the quality of our water here on Earth. Now more than ever, it’s critical to protect our oceans, lakes, and rivers, which sustain our ecosystems and make...read more
Mangroves forests have evolved to thrive in flooded coastal areas; several species have adapted to freshwater to brackish to saline water conditions over hundreds of years. Though these conditions would make life impossible for many other plants in Baja’s coastal...read more
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