The International Community Foundation (ICF) was
formed with the vision of creating a community of donors committed
to making the world a better place through charitable grantmaking
across international borders. Over the past fourteen years, this
vision has been collectively realized through the generosity of
our many donors and volunteers that have given of their time,
experience and financial resources to communities across the Americas
During the past fiscal year, over 250 donors increased
their contributions to their respective donor-advised funds and
other "Friends of" funds by close to $3.2 million. Over
$2.5 million in grants and charitable expenditures were made to
123 nonprofit organizations and other charitable causes.
Given ICF’s close proximity to Baja California,
ICF has been strategically focused on expanding charitable giving
along the peninsula. Since 2002, ICF’s support to nonprofits
and charitable causes throughout Baja California has exceeded
While our level of international giving continues
to grow, our staff and Board of Governors have been working closely
to expand the level of the grantmaking "due diligence"
through strengthened grant management procedures, increased frequency
of site visits to grantee project locations, and external programmatic
audits to ensure that the foundation is in full compliance with
the U.S. Patriot Act and the U.S. Treasury Department’s
voluntary guidelines for international grantmaking.
ICF has also embarked on promoting the long-term
sustainability of the foundation by initiating an endowment campaign.
Here we are grateful to ICF’s past President and CEO Lucy
Killea and the support of two of our founding donors, Deborah
Szekely and Alice Tang, for their support of this effort.
Richard Kiy and Leon Reinhart
We are grateful for the commitment and dedication
of the members of our Board of Governors who have directed ICF
with prudence, wisdom and steadfast diligence. We extend thanks
to our departing board members, Robert Morris and Raul Hinojosa
Ojeda, for their years of service and welcome their on-going involvement
with ICF as members of the newly-formed Advisory Board.
ICF’s staff, board and volunteers continue
to work hard to respond to the changing needs of our donors and
the communities that we serve. We believe our accomplishments
during the past fiscal year clearly demonstrate that ICF is emerging
as an important leader and change agent in promoting cross-border
philanthropy along the border, Baja California Peninsula and beyond.
Looking toward the coming year, we expect to work
closely with you as we further our mission of expanding the level
of charitable giving across international borders.
Chairman, Board of Governors
President & CEO