Where We Work
California-Baja California Border Region:
Headquartered in National City, California, the U.S.-Mexico border region is the International Community Foundation's home. Our Foundation remains active supporting a wide range of nonprofits throughout the state of Baja California in communities of Tijuana, Tecate, Mexicali and Rosarito. 10 years ago, we helped establish the first community foundation in Baja California, Fundacion International de la Comunidad. We also support a number of San Diego area nonprofit organizations and academic institutions that are actively working on addressing trans-boundary issues in the areas of public health, environmental education, conservation, and legal advocacy for human trafficking . In an effort to address the growing problems of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes our foundation, has also established a type 1 supporting organized called Olivewood Garden that is connecting and motivating students and families from diverse backgrounds in San Diego's South Bay region through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education.
Baja & Gulf of California
Beyond Baja California's border region, the International Community Foundation is an active grantmaker throughout the Baja California peninsula supporting in nonprofits in the municipalities of Ensenada as well as Mulege, Comondu, Loreto, La Paz, and Los Cabos in the State of Baja California Sur. Our foundation remains committed to the environmental protection and conservation of critical habits along the Baja California peninsula as well as the coastal communities of the Gulf of California in the states of Sonora, Sinaloa and Nayarit. Over the years, the International Community Foundation has played a pivotal role in helping to conserve Isla Espritu Santo, Bahia de Los Angeles, Laguna San Ignacio and providing critical funding that led to the UNESCO World Heritage biodiversity site designation for the 244 island and inlets of the Gulf of California in 2005.
The International Community Foundation remains committed to promoting a stronger Mexican civil society and independent sector. Towards this end, our foundation is working hard to expand the level of charitable giving among U.S. donors throughout the Republic of Mexico. Currently, our Foundation is supporting Mexican nonprofits in 15 of Mexico's 31 states including the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán, Mexico, D.F, Guanajuato, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Puebla and Quintana Roo.
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
While the geographic emphasis of the International Community Foundation's grantmaking is Mexico, our Foundation has been active assisting donors in supporting charities in the following nine countries of Latin America: Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina.