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General Purposes

U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $275,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2012–July 31, 2014
  • Location San Diego, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Arizona, California, Mexico, New Mexico, Texas

About this grant

The U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership was launched in 2002 with a vision toward improving the quality of life in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Initially, the partnership was run as a project of the Synergos Institute and focused mainly on community foundations. In 2008, the partnership became an independent, locally driven, binational entity involving all types of foundations, corporate giving programs, philanthropic individuals, academics, and nonprofit organizations in the border region. Over the past two years, the partnership grew from 45 to 90 members, provided capacity building technical assistance to members, facilitated connections between organizations from various sectors, and significantly raised awareness of cross-border issues. Goals for the next two years include continuing to grow the partnership, offering a robust member services program; increasing the effectiveness of border-serving organizations; strengthening family asset-building programming in a binational context; and implementing the U.S.-Mexico Data Collaborative Project.