- Promote research and public forums aimed at catlayzing public
sector investment at the local and state level for improvements in
basic infrastructure including, but not limited to, clean water,
sewage treatment, electricity services, public transportation, mail
delivery, telephone service, paved roads in urban and rural
municipalities and sanitary facilities for garbage disposal,
recycling and waste handling services.
- Decent, affordable housing for incoming migrant populations.
- Support services for abused women and children.
- Recreational activities such as sports teams and
investment in community recreational spaces such
as soccer fields.
- Create sports promotion councils.
- Programs to promote greater public participation
and civic engagement.
- Coordination and communication among nonprofits,
government agencies, and private sector actors to
comprehensively address community priorities.
- Professional training for local nonprofits to improve
- Community development programs that in rural and
urban communities on the benefits of conservation
and sustainable exploitation of their natural
- After-school programs in communities where
children are at a high risk of becoming involved with
drugs and gangs.
- Programs designed to create awareness for the
growing drug problems in the state, as well as to
provide rehabilitation services to addicts.
- Create neighborhood watch groups.
- Expand nonprofit and civil society capacity to better
assess long term impacts of planned future growth
on available water resources, environment,
economy and urban landscape.
- Develop quality of life indicators to better assess
progress in the areas of education, health and
environmental quality over time.
Opportunities for Philanthropy:
- Community centers and programs targeted to senior
citizens, children and youth, families with
disintegration problems, people with disabled
siblings and women and children that are victims of
- Funding to support research, expanded public
participation and improved government
transparency regarding financing for public
- Develop programs for communities that are situated
near oases, as well as the design of sustainable
- Funding for municipal plans for affordable housing,
land use, and water management.
- Capacity-building to improve nonprofit management,
board development, and fundraising.
- Funding and in-kind support for drug rehabilitation
centers and programs in drug-prone areas.
- Encourage nonprofit organizations from other
regions of Mexico to leverage best practices and
their experience to provide low-cost housing
solutions for Baja California Surís growing migrant
- Nonprofit exchange and training between groups in
Baja California, the interior of Mexico, and those in
Baja California Sur.
- Support expanded public participation by
electronically publishing reports, plans and maps.
- Volunteer leadership to encourage greater
public participation and civic engagement.
- Sister City technical exchange of best practices in
the area of municipal finance and best in class
public infrastructure (including desalinization
- Volunteer home building projects.
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