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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.
In more than two decades working construction in south Texas, Raúl Vanegas had no time for school of any kind. But a day after being deported to Tijuana, the 43-year-old native of San Luis Potosí found himself inside a small classroom, studying the basics of operating a personal computer.read more
By: James Blair NRDC has a long history in Laguna San Ignacio, one of the last unspoiled nurseries for Pacific gray whales in Baja California Sur, Mexico. NRDC’s President, Rhea Suh, recently described her “deeply moving, thrilling” encounter with the whales of the...read more
La diabetes, epidemia global y una crisis en México, 71 por ciento de la población es obesa o tiene sobrepeso, según ENSANUT 2012. Qualcomm Incorporated, a través de su iniciativa Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ y la International Community Foundation (ICF), anunció hoy la...read more
I was delighted to participate in the North American Community Foundations Summit in Mexico City, Mexico on February 5th and 6th. The Summit was co-hosted by three national organizations supporting community foundations in North America – Comunalia, Community...read more
When visiting Cabo Pulmo, one is amazed by swimming in crystal clear waters, snorkeling in the breathtaking coral reefs and diving next to endless populations of friendly massive rays, whale sharks, and sea turtles. The beauty of Cabo Pulmo is thanks to over 22 years...read more
By Judy Peterson Founded in 2000, Fundación Ayuda Niños La Paz, A.C. (FANLAP) is a Mexican philanthropic organization. Our mission is to provide basic support of food and education for children and adolescents from impoverished areas to give them the opportunity to...read more
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
ICF Funds Restoration of Iconic Monument in Baja California Sur. Voice of San Diego Partner Voices 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.read more