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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.
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ICF’s environmental efforts have protected hundreds of islands and inlets, miles of beaches and thousands of rare species.
In the News
There was Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the Mexico City earthquake and the Northern California wildfires. In the aftermath of natural disasters, nonprofits are often on the front lines working on relief and recovery efforts.read more
The United States and Mexico have agreed to update and extend a 2012 deal through which Americans invest millions of dollars in Mexican water conservation in exchange for a share of Mexico’s Colorado River water.
The deal spreads the costs of conservation and the pain of future droughts and shortages across the river’s millions of users north and south. The river supplies water to about 40 million Americans from Denver to Los Angeles.read more
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to deal with any shortages amid drought and climate change.
The United States pledged to invest $31.5 million in water conservation projects in Mexico, such as lining irrigation ditches with concrete to reduce leaks and upgrading irrigation equipment to use less water.read more
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Updates and Inspiration from the Field
Education has steadily improved in Mexico over the years. Nevertheless, when the country’s statistics are compared with those of other nations, it’s clear that more still needs to be done. Share This Infographic On Your Site Please include attribution to...read more
August and September were difficult months for Mexico. On Aug. 31, Tropical Storm Lidia lashed Baja California and parts of western Mexico with heavy rain, resulting in flooding, the destruction of infrastructure and homes, and tragic loss of life, as well as...read more
Mexican students face many barriers to receiving a quality education. Poverty, gender inequality, and limited education budgets put students at a disadvantage. Fortunately, there are projects committed to offering Mexican children and youth the chance at a better...read more
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