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International community foundation may 16 2003 encuentro ambiental tijuana b c

Promoting Environmental & Conservation Initiativesin Baja California through International Philanthropy

International Community Foundation

May 16, 2003

Encuentro Ambiental

Tijuana, B.C.


Presentation overview

Presentation Overview

  • Introduction to ICF

  • ENGO Institutional Strengthening

  • Marine Conservation

  • Land Conservation & Open Space Protection

  • Environmental Education

  • Give2Baja Campaign

  • Community Foundation Collaboration

  • Q&A


International community foundation icf

International Community Foundation (ICF)

  • Established in 1990

    • Grew out of a donor advised fund at TSDF

  • Grantmaking:

    • FY-02: $895,000

    • FY-03: $2.25 million to date

  • Geographic focus: Asia and the Americas

    • Country specialties: Mexico, China

    • 67% of grantmaking along Baja California Peninsula

  • 41% of FY-02 grantmaking focused in the area of environment and conservation


Engo institutional strengthening

ENGO Institutional Strengthening

  • Border Environmental Fund (BEF) established to provide small grants to innovative environmental projects and emerging environmental non-profits.

  • Groups supported to date:

    • Los Niños, Pronatura, PFEA, COPADEC, Ensenada 2025, COLEF-Ecoparque

  • Partnering with FIC for future environmental grantmaking in Baja California.


Marine conservation

Marine Conservation

Recent grants:

  • New Protected Areas (Conservation International, Pronatura)

  • Conservation and Management of Existing Protected Areas (GEA, COBI, CEDO)

  • Water Monitoring (Jan Jan)

    * In 2002, ICF secured $50,000 grant from Packard Foundation to expand base of donors to support conservation efforts in the Sea of Cortez.


Land conservation open space protection

Land Conservation & Open Space Protection

Recent grants:

  • New Protected Areas and Conservation Corridors (Niparajá, Pronatura)

  • Land Acquisition and Conservation Easements (FUNDEA, Terra Peninsular)

  • Scientific Studies and Land use Planning (Pronatura/SDSU/Backcountry Land Trust)

    * In 2003, ICF secured a $20,000 grant to expand the donor base for projects along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Environmental education

Environmental Education

Recent Grants:

  • Visitor’s and Community Centers (Pronatura, ProPeninsula)

  • Educational Outreach (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte)

  • Media and Awareness Campaigns (Wildcoast, Niparajá, Observadores de America)

  • Environmental Art Projects (PROBEA, City of La Paz)


Give2baja campaign

Give2Baja Campaign

  • Objective: Increase level of philanthropic giving to Baja California among U.S. donors for the benefit of non profits in the region.

  • Activities:

    • Release of Needs Assessment for Baja California and Profile of NGOs.

    • Outreach to individuals, corporations, private/family foundations, community foundations throughout Southern California as well as national funders

    • Monthly donor dialogues highlighting work of specific Baja California based NGOs

    • Periodic donor site visits

    • Events with potential donors in Los Cabos and Los Barriles, BCS (Late January 2003)


Border community foundation collaboration

Border Community Foundation Collaboration

  • ICF/TSDF:

    • Partnering in funding open space conservation in the San Diego/Tijuana-Tecate corridor

  • ICF and FIC:

    • Partnering in funding capacity building for Baja-based NGOs through BEF

    • Jointly developed needs assessment & NGO Profile for Baja California

  • ICF/Border Philanthropy Partnership


International community foundation may 16 2003 encuentro ambiental tijuana b c

Thank you

For more information on ICF visit:

www.icfdn.org


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