The U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership (BPP) and Foundation Center have joined forces to develop a
customized and interactive binational philanthropic database and mapping platform of the 10 Border State region.
The map will be a micro-site of Foundation Maps and tailored to:
California, Arizona, New Mexico, Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas.
The Borderland’s Map will allow regional stakeholders to:
The borderlands philanthropy map will provide critical knowledge to civil society leaders to better understand their field, make strategic choices, and strengthen their local community impact.
The Border Region is vibrant and dynamic, and has unlimited opportunities for community growth and development. Families, communities, and economies on both sides of the Border are inextricably linked to one another. We are bi-lingual, bi-cultural, and bi-national. We live and work on both sides of the Border. The Border Region’s population is young and growing, and is projected to increase by more than 25 million people in the coming decades. Yet, despite the growing opportunities for success, many daunting challenges face us at every turn. The issues are well known but persistent: if the 10 states – Mexican and American – comprising the Border Region were America’s 51st state, it would rank at or near the bottom in nearly all measures of prosperity, community health, educational opportunity and quality of life.
The customized interactive map will allow users to search thousands of grant opportunities from hundreds of foundations, and thousands of recipients. Ultimately, the borderlands map will facilitate bringing more charitable giving and grant opportunities to important causes, issues, and organizations in the borderlands.
The borderlands map will benefit civil society leaders from academia, business and corporate sectors, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and public, private, family, and community foundations across the 10 Border State region, and enable them to make informed decisions.
- Funders will be able to scan the giving landscape and find other funders supporting similar initiatives
- Consultants will be able to access funding data and trends to better support their local clients
- Grantmaker networks will be able to provide the member network with data needed to achieve their local mission
- Nonprofits will see which funders historically support nonprofits similar to their own
- Anyone interested in philanthropy will better understand the scope and diversity of philanthropy in the borderlands as never before.