WHAT WE DO
RESEARCH AND CONSULTING
Helping Donors Make a Meaningful Difference
In addition to distributing your donations to the appropriate grantees, ICF also helps our donors make a meaningful difference through research, project development, and evaluation. This kind of work is known by many names, including venture philanthropy, impact investing, social responsibility, and social ventures.
Designed to help individuals, families, businesses and foundations better articulate and achieve their philanthropic visions, our donor advisory services include programmatic and project-related research, as well as special project development.
In the area of programmatic and project-related research, ICF can:
Identify in-country technical experts and nonprofit organizations currently working in the field
Commission and disseminate new data, science, relevant publications and research on Mexico
Develop projects in consultation with donors and corporate clients
Recommend philanthropic investments
Evaluate philanthropic impact
For special project development, ICF can provide:
Technical and project oversight in compliance with all IRS and Department of Treasury and state guidelines
Customized site visits in Mexico
Evaluation and monitoring
Detailed project reporting
For more information on ICF consulting services, contact us.
RESEARCH IN ACTION
ICF commissioned a series of research papers on “U.S. Retirement in Mexico” to help understand the community of U.S. retirees living in Mexico and the nonprofit programs they participate in.
This initiative evolved into a five-year learning journey that culminated in the “National Forum on the North American Retiree Community: Expectations & Options for Living in Mexico.” Attended by more than 100 U.S. expatriates plus Mexican federal and state government officials from nine states, the forum opened an important dialog on what it means to be U.S. citizen living in Mexico.
Research papers resulting from this research initiative include:
U.S. Trends in Mexican Coastal Communities – Lifestyle Priorities and Demographics
Civic Engagement, Volunteerism and Charitable Giving – Americans Retiring in Mexico’s Coastal Communities
The Greening of U.S. Retirement Destinations in Mexico – Emerging Issues and Trends in Coastal Communities
Housing and Real Estate Trends among Americans ?Retiring in Mexico’s Coastal Communities
Health Care and Americans Retiring in Mexico