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.
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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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...read more
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...read more
“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. “read more