Past InitiativesThe International Community Foundation has sucessfully carried out the following initiatives.
The Ties That Bind Us: The California Transnational Community Development Initiative
Border Health Campaign The San Diego-Baja California region faces some significant cross-border health care access issues, which if left un-addressed, could have irreparable consequences on the regional economy in both the U.S. and Mexico.
Los Laureles Canyon In 2003-2004, the International Community Foundation received grants from the California Coastal Conservancy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an erosion control and stormwater management feasibility project in Cañon Los Laureles, Tijuana, Baja California, México. This canyon drains directly in the Tijuana Estuary – a protected wetland and salt marsh area that is being negatively affected by sediment, debris, and trash from Cañon Los Laureles.
Alternative Futures Study - Loreto This study investigates how economic performance, demographic changes, private and public investments, and public policy choices could influence urban growth and land use change in the region of Loreto of Baja California, Mexico, over the next 20 years. The study assesses how these changes will impact the area's hydrology and ecology, as well as its visual, social, and economic landscape
Alternative Futures Study - La Paz The city of La Paz is rapidly approaching an important crossroads. Can La Paz maintain its character, sustain the quality of life for its inhabitants and continue to prosper as the region grows? Or will the forces of growth overwhelm the capacity of the region to manage itself, leading to an erosion of its economic, social and environmental foundations? These questions are at the heart of a study carried out by a bi-national team and presented here.