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General Purposes

U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2014–July 31, 2016
  • 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 as a project of the Synergos Institute, mainly focused on community foundation development. In 2008, the partnership became an independent binational entity involving all types of foundations, corporate giving programs, philanthropic individuals, academics, and nonprofit organizations. Its mission is to support a network of organizations that build prosperity through leadership, collaboration, and philanthropy in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Over the past four years, the partnership has grown from 45 to 218 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 expanding membership and offering a robust member services program, leading and advocating on transborder issues of interest to members, strengthening the philanthropic capacity of transborder communities, strengthening the partnership’s own internal capacity and infrastructure, and implementing the U.S.-Mexico Data Collaborative Project.