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As a leading international community foundation with over 100 partners, ICF generates significant local, regional and international media coverage. For the latest on our current events in Mexico and the cross-border region, click on the links below.

NEWS: Fighting Hunger in Los Cabos

Gringo Gazette, March 6, 2017. Gringo Gazette, March 6, 2017. Fighting Hunger in Los Cabos. Baja California Sur’s population is struggling with high rates of food insecurity, and the social, health and economic challenges that come with it. Joel Najera, the International Community Foundation’s Food Security Field Coordinator for BCS is leading an initiative to solve this problem.

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NEWS: Giving Back in Baja California Sur

Baja Citizen, February 28, 2017. International Community Foundation Working in Baja California Sur. Many of the expats who have chosen La Paz as our part-time or full-time home are eager to give back to our adopted community. But we don’t always know where to start. Fortunately, the International Community Foundation (ICF) has over 25 years of experience serving as a bridge between donors and over 70 Mexican nonprofit organizations working to make our region more healthy, stable, and sustainable.

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NEWS: Caras-Mexico: Pablo Sainz Villegas & Music Beyond Borders

Caras-Mexico, February 2017. Profile of Pablo Sáinz Villegas, a globally renowned classical guitarist and founder of The Music Without Borders Legacy (MWBL) Fund whose mision is to bring music and art to at-risk children and youth for their personal and emotional development. So far, MWBL has brought classical music to more than 9,000 children and has funded six different music programs in schools in Tijuana, Mexico.

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NEWS: Mobile Colposcopy Tool Tested in Tijuana

Tijuana Press, January 2017. Médicos de Tijuana trabajan con un invento, que adherido a un teléfono celular podría convertirse en una útil herramienta en el combate al cáncer cervicouterino en poblaciones con difícil acceso a los servicios de salud. Doctors in Tijuana are using a mobile device to combat cervical cancer in Tijuana.

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NEWS: A call to help Haitians in Tijuana

Article published October 6, 2016, The San Diego Union Tribune by Sandra Dibble. “The National City-based International Community Foundation is raising funds to provide food and shelter to Haitians who have come to Tijuana in hopes of entering the United States. The foundation aims to raise about $300,000 to help meet their needs. About $25,000 to $30,000 of the funds would be used to expand the capacity of Desayunador Salesiano Padre Chava, a center near the U.S. border that has sheltered and fed many Haitians in recent months. Another $270,000 would feed 300 people for 90 days.”

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NEWS: ICF Co-Sponsors Inaugural Gastronomical Festival in El Triunfo, BCS

On November 19th, 2016, ICF co-sponsored the 1st Annual El Triunfo Gastroeconomic Festival in Baja California Sur to raise funds for the restoration of historic La Ramona smokestack. The Festival was a great success with 250+ attendees. Read more in The Baja Citizen and BCS Noticias articles, and learn how to Adopt-A-Brick for the restoration work set to begin in January 2017.

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NEWS: Dulce Wireless Tijuana Study Published in Mexican Media

A Press Conference co-sponsored by Qualcomm Wireless Reach was held in Mexico City on August 31, 2016 to announce the results and next steps of the Dulce Wireless Tijuana Study. As of September 12, 2016, a total of 25 articles were published about the study and numerous television clips were aired.

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NEWS: Cross-Border Effort Targets Baja Hunger

Article published September 2016, The Voice of San Diego, Partner’s Voices. “September was Hunger Action Month, and one San Diego foundation wants to inspire you to help solve hunger across the border. The International Community Foundation is leading the fight against food insecurity in Baja California Sur, the Mexican state in the southern part of the Baja peninsula. Here are questions and answers about the efforts of the foundation, a nonprofit organization driven by donor passion for solutions to international health, education and environmental problems.”

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NEWS: TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME: Tijuana’s unchecked HIV/AIDS epidemic

As Featured on BuzzFeed and now for purchase on iBook
For two years, Photographer Malcolm Linton and writer Jon Cohen documented the stories of people who are at risk or living with HIV/AIDS in Mexico’s border city of Tijuana. The result is their beautiful, haunting book, “Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Tijuana’s Unchecked HIV/AIDS Epidemic”.

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NEWS: Lawyers, Guns and Money: Gold Mining and Biodiversity in the Biosphere Reserve

As Featured on Page 12 of Journal del Pacifico-Summer 2016
When Dr. Sula Vanderplank and Dr. Benjamin Wilder, through The Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers, approached ICF to finance a biodiversity assessment of the Arroyo La Junta area in the Sierra foothills–where the Mexican government had authorized the Los Cardones gold mining project–we knew it was the right next step.

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