Field of Interest Funds
Baja California Disaster Relief Fund In an effort to respond more effectively to community- based needs arising from natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes, flooding, fires, chemical spills, cold weather storms, hurricanes, etc.) that impact communities throughout the Baja California peninsula, International Community Foundation established the Baja California Disaster Relief Fund. Through this fund International Community Foundation provides grants to locally based non-profits leading disaster relief efforts. Recent International Community Foundation support has included food aid for flood victims in Los Cabos and support for home re-construction following a fire that uprooted hundreds of families in Tijuana. .
Border Health Fund a field of interest fund which will support the work of border area nonprofits in Baja California addressing the critical health challenges in the San Diego-Baja California border region.
The Give2Baja Fund helps provides the necessary support to promote the work of nonprofit organizations from along the Baja California peninsula to U.S. donors with the goal of expanding the level of charitable giving to the region.
International Children's Fund Children are our future. For this reason, International Community Foundation has a particular interest in supporting children's issues and causes. Our International Children's Fund provides support to Baja California-based non-profits working to improve the lives of children and families. The projects International Community Foundation has funded vary widely from vaccinating infants to operational support for orphanages and after-school programs, from community centers to children's theater groups with a message against violence.
International Water Emergency Relief Fund to provide immediate relief to communities and victims of natural disasters in need of safe drinking water and health and sanitation systems in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America
Oaxaca Fund Initiative promotes sustainable communities in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Sea of Cortez Fund The Sea of Cortez is a unique natural wonder. Dubbed by "Galapagos of North America" the region is has a rich marine and terrestrial biodiversity with many species found nowhere else on earth. Unfortunately, the Sea of Cortez faces many threats due to unplanned development, over-fishing, pollution, and poaching of sea turtles and other rare species. As population and development pressures have increased along the Baja California peninsula, the International Community Foundation has responded by creating the Sea of Cortez Fund to permit donors to make contributions of any amount to support marine conservation and coastal habitat protection throughout this ecologically fragile region. The Sea of Cortez Fund aims to strengthen the effectiveness of conservation organizations, which are collaborating with local communities. Currently, there are over 26 Mexican non-profits committed to addressing a wide range of conservation and environmental issues facing the Sea of Cortez. Despite the complex challenges facing the area, most local conservation groups are only a few years old, relying on limited financial resources and volunteers to carry out their protection, recovery, research, and outreach programs.
UN Disaster Relief Fund to provide humanitarian relief assistance in collaboration with the United Nations and its affiliated agencies to communities impacted by natural disasters around the world.