The Binational Resilience Initiative has resulted in:


Community-based organizations supported



Local leaders supported to advance coastal resilience


Collaborative coastal resilience projects supported

As of February 2024

Inaugural Grantees

Building Cross-Border Resilience

A partnership of San Diego Foundation and the International Community Foundation, the Binational Resilience Initiative places geographic focus on the Cali-Baja coastline region that spans from Oceanside in North San Diego County in the U.S. to Ensenada in Northern Baja California, Mexico.

This is the largest economic zone along the U.S.-Mexico border and generates a regional GDP of $250 billion, an estimated $70 billion in cross-border trade flows and more than 90 million people crossing the border each year.

This initiative addresses our cross-border region’s climate vulnerabilities by empowering binational collaborations between civil organizations, scientists, community leaders and other stakeholders.

The Binational Resilience Initiative helps to:

Impact Stories & Insight