International Community Foundation Grants April 1, 2009 thru June 20, 2009
Asociacion Contra la Ceguera Amazonica (Lima, Peru): $4,590.20 to purchase a used autokeratorefracktometer: a hand held device that quickly gives an approximation of the patient's glasses prescription.
Centro Mexicano Para la Defensa del Medio Ambiente, A.C. (Ensenada, BC, Mexico): $14,000 to provide legal support, advice and training to environmental organizations (including local Waterkeepers) and local communities in the Gulf of California region.
Comunidad y Biodiversidad A.C. (Sonora, Mexico): $200,000 over two years to support alternative fisheries ecosystem based management in nine pilot sites over two years.
Eco-Alianza de Loreto (Loreto, BCS, Mexico): $15,730 to support the work of Loreto Baykeeper, including educational events regarding water quality, tracking coastal development and its impact on the Loreto Bay National Park, and leadership for interested residents, decision-makers, and business owners on those issues.
Ecology Project International (Missoula, MT): $1,500 to provide three scholarships for Panamanian university students to attend course with EARTH University in Costa Rica.
Elementary Institute of Science (San Diego, CA): $25,000 for general operating support.
Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud, A.C. (Tijuana, BC, Mexico): $29,608 from the Border Wireless Reach Initiative Fund for programmatic and administrative support related to the Baja California Diabetes Care and Prevention Wireless Reach Binational Partnership: Empowering Communities to Promote Diabetes Prevention & Disease Management through 3G Wireless Technologies; $30,390 from the Opportunities for Kids International Fund to support the library at Valle Verde and the Gente Joven programs that promote literacy and youth engagement.
Fundacion Casa Alianza Mexico (Mexico City): $15,000 to support Casa Alianza's work in providing therapy and psychological services to children that have been victims of sexual exploitation.
Fundacion Comunitaria Oaxaca, A.C. (Oaxaca, Mexico): $16,767 to support the second phase of conservation efforts of Laguna Verde, a pond of cultural and religious importance to the community of Santa Maria Tavehua in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca to be undertaken by the Oaxacan based non-profit, Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza; $20,985 to provide programmatic support for the Oaxaca Community Foundation.
Fundación Pro Ayuda a la Mujer Origen, A.C. (Mexico City, Mexico): $5,000 from the Hojel Family Fund to support the project "Hogares en Armonia, Campana de Prevencion y Atencion a la Violencia Familiar" (Homes in Harmony, Prevention and Awareness Campaign against Domestic Violence).
Fundacion Tarpuy (Cordoba, Argentina): $48,031to continue support Fundacion Tarpuy's programs in the area of education.
Guardianes del Agua, A.C. (La Paz, BCS, Mexico): $20,000 for water quality monitoring, education, advocacy and enforcement, and beach concession programs.
Iberoamericana University Foundation (Tijuana, BC, Mexico): $6,750 to support the "Reading and Learning Skills" program, an initiative that implements the use of a "bookmobile" to reach out to poorer neighborhoods surrounding the Iberoamericana University to help improve the reading and learning skills of the children from the nearby public schools, orphanages and hospitals.
Optimist Club CSL- Project Kidsmart (Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico): $6,250 to help pay for an English program, stipends, uniforms, and shoes for 34 youth, between the ages of 12 and 18 in the Cabo San Lucas area.
PrevenCasa, A.C. (Tijuana, BC, Mexico): $20,000 to provide programmatic support for "Alcance a Las Jovenes II", phase II of an outreach program for underage sex workers in Tijuana.
Punta de Mita Foundation (Punta de Mita, Nayarit): $45,000 to support Punta de Mita Foundation's education programs.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (La Jolla, CA): $10,000 to support a collecting trip in the Gulf of California for the Birch Aquarium.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) (Washington, D.C.): $150,000 to support the "Migration, Demography, and Conservation of Whale Sharks in the Eastern Tropical Pacific" project.
Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá A.C. (La Paz, BCS, Mexico): $105,000 for land acquisition in the San Cosme-Punto Mechudo Corridor.
The Whittier Institute for Diabetes (San Diego, CA): $171,971 for programmatic and administrative support related to the Baja California Diabetes Care and Prevention “Wireless Reach” Binational Partnership: Empowering Communities to Promote Diabetes Prevention & Disease Management through 3G Wireless Technologies.
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California-Escuela de Medicina (Tijuana, BC, Mexico): $96,803 for programmatic and administrative support related to the Baja California Diabetes Care and Prevention Wireless Reach Binational Partnership: Empowering Communities to Promote Diabetes Prevention & Disease Management through 3G Wireless Technologies. This grant will be distributed between the University and the IMSS.
Vigilantes de Bahía Magdalena, A.C. (Puerto San Carlos, BCS, Mexico): $20,000 for monitoring and protection of natural resources in Magdalena Bay, including water quality, mangroves, and sea turtles, in addition to legal defense, and outreach and education.