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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.
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
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
Want to Do Business in Baja? Here’s 5 People You Need to Know. ICF’s President/CEO, Anne McEnany, is named one of 5 local experts who can help you navigate the landscape of cross-border business.read more
In the hills of Baja, Michael Wall and Jim Berrian found a creature that’s the stuff of nightmare for most people — a cave spider nearly the size of a tarantula. For the two San Diego Natural History Museum researchers, it was an exciting windfall — an unknown arachnid as wide across as a softball. ICF is proud to support the SDNHM’s important bi-national research in Baja California.read more
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.read more