The Border Fund is dedicated to strengthening key organizations that work to create healthy, vibrant, inclusive communities in the California-Baja California region.
Since early 2018, ICF has been directing donations to the Border Fund to grassroots organizations meeting the immediate needs of vulnerable migrants and deportees in Tijuana.
In 2019, the Border Fund will support local organizations or collaborations that have the objective of developing the long-term resilience of Tijuana to receive an ever-growing migrant population, through one or more of the following strategies:1. EDUCATION FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN & ADULTS 2. ACCESS TO BASIC AND MENTAL HEALTH 3. DEFENSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS: LEGAL SERVICES & ADVOCACY 4. STRENGTHENING CIVIL SOCIETY: CAPACITY & INFRASTRUCTURE 5. CULTURAL INCLUSION & EQUITY
As the go-to international grantmaker in the San Diego-Tijuana border region, ICF is uniquely positioned to understand and research the issues, identify strategic partners, and quickly respond to situations as they arise. These priorities are based on extensive conversations and field research conducted in 2018 amongst local organizations and migrant populations. These strategies may shift in response to changing policies and conditions on-the ground.