Since 2002 FIC has implemented institutional capacity building programs for 578 NGOs, with training focused on fundraising and strategic positioning. Seminars, workshops, courses and forums have been held in conjunction with universities, governmental institutions and grassroots organizations.
In 2009, FIC began its Accreditation for Community Organizations in Indicators of Institutionality and Transparency representing the Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía, A. C., (CEMEFI). 38 community organizations received this training through 2010, reaching optimum levels.
In 2009 FIC established The Advisory Program for Institutional Capacity Building (Consejería para el Fortalecimiento Institucional, CONFIN), theretofore unheard of in Baja California and Mexico. 75 community organizations have participated to date, with consulting services targeting institutional weak point, in critical areas such as legal registration, accounting, strategic planning, institutional structure, volunteers, operations planning, fundraising, communication, annual reports, assessments and systematization, as well the social functions of community organizations.
Mid-2010, FIC established the Center for Ongoing Training, Monitoring and Followup (Centro de Acompañamiento, Monitoreo y Capacitación permanente) (CAM) to provide followup to the NGOs in the northwest region (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Sonora) who received financing from the Social Joint Venture Program (Programa de Coinversión Social)(PCS) under Indesol. For the first time ever FIC expanded its activities regionally and proposed the establishment of an ongoing training and professionalization center.
2010 is the first year in which FIC Sistematized its experience in Project implementation, namely, the Centro de Acompañamiento y Monitoreo del Noroeste. The Foundation has institutionalized systematization as a tool for learning and institutional development, pioneering principles for the state of Baja California.
VALLE DE SAN PEDRO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Since 2009, FIC has established dialogues to implement a new Community Development Program for the Valle de San Pedro, a new city with a new way of living. In 2010 agreements were reached to establish two Community Centers (CECOM) operated by FIC, offering alternatives for human, family and community development which help shape residents as true, self-sufficient and responsible citizens in order to enjoy a full and safe life. For its implementation, FIC asks that community organizations from a variety of area offer knowledge and services to the working population of this new human settlement, working together to establish a new society.