The Mexico Conservation Funders (MCF)* fosters a funding community committed to the conservation and resilience of ecosystems in Mexico, with a focus on coastal-marine biodiversity and natural systems, recognizing the critical linkages between land and sea and the potential synergies among national and local level initiatives.
Goals and Objectives
- Ensure coordination and collaboration among foundations with programs supporting coastal-marine conservation work in Mexico, by providing opportunities for information sharing, dialogue, and development of complementary grantmaking strategies.
- Facilitate conversations and, when appropriate, partnerships with funders working on coastal-marine conservation and areas of influence; as well as, government authorities and civil society organizations to optimize funding in Mexico.
- Increase the level of funding available for protecting Mexico’s coastal-marine biodiversity and ecosystems.
- Provide funders with key information on broader coastal-marine conservation issues, tools and lessons learned, looking for strategic linkages to Mexico conservation.
- Program-focused funder meetings to strategize on topics of shared interest.
- Grantmaking analysis to optimize funders contributions and impact.
- Funder site visits and meetings with key actors in Mexico.
- Collaborative initiatives, within funders, to tackle challenges and improve conservation grantmaking.
- Series of regular funder conference calls on Mexico’s grantmaking and conservation issues.
- Series of webinars to share international and regional best practices and lessons learned.