U.S-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership
Growing Philanthropic Capacity, Leadership and Collaboration in the Border Region BPP members and supporters along the border and across the US and Mexico are making great strides in nurturing more vibrant and healthy communities. Since its launch in 2002 BPP members have:
- Increased the assets available to address border issues by $230 million
- Mobilized nearly $20 million toward the organizational strengthening of border foundations and investment in border communities;
- Developed a network of border nonprofits, community foundations and other funders, governmental agencies and academic institutions who collaborate across and along the border, addressing quality of life issues more holistically and systematically.
- Created new community philanthropy organizations in five border communities, organizations that embrace their role as catalysts, as leaders on topics like youth, poverty, the environment, and health.
- Put money into the pockets of low- income families through their work in the Family Asset Building Program. Since 2010 the program has delivered over $139 million federal tax return dollars, over $65 million in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) alone, to low income working families throughout the U.S. border region. Since 2006, the program has connected over 150,000 families to comprehensive asset building programs designed to increase income, seed savings, and build long-term wealth.