25 Years of Successful Grantmaking, Research & Results
For 25 years, ICF has been making a difference in the environment and communities of the Baja California pensinula, the Sea of Cortez region, and beyond. Our successful grantmaking, special initiatives, and on-the-ground results include:
Protecting Isla Espiritu Santo from tourism development and helping to declare the 244 islands of the Gulf of California a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Creating Baja California’s first community foundation.
Incubating the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership, which now consists of over 100 members.
Transforming the former home of John and Christy Walton into ICF’s headquarters and Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center.
Brokering a bi-national Memorandum of Agreement between San Diego County, Imperial County, the State of Baja California, ICF, and a newly-formed Mexican nonprofit, Puentes de Esperanza. The agreement formalizes communication and collaboration to combat tuberculosis in the California-Baja California border region.
The above highlights only scratch the surface of ICF’s impact in the Baja California peninsula and Sea of Cortez region.
Photo Credit: Richard Kiy
ICF has produced some of the most important
cross-border research publications and programs in the past decade including:
California-Baja California Philanthropy, Policy, And Program Research:
Baja California Sur’s Community-Based Opportunities & Needs Baja California’s Community Based Needs > English
Blurred Borders: Transboundary Issues and Solutions in the San Diego/Tijuana Border Region > English
Diagnóstico Integral de la Subcuenca Hidrológica Los Laureles, Tijuana, B.C.
Mexico Land Use Research, Policy, and Recommendations:
Alternative Futures For the Region of La Paz, BCS, Mexico > Español
La Paz, Baja California Sur, México- Plan de Acción > Español
Análisis del Desarrollo Minero en Baja > Español
U.S. Philanthropy in Mexico:
A Guide to International Charitable Giving > English