Anne McEnany is the Senior Advisor to the Conservation & Environment Program at the International Community Foundation (ICF). She has worked as an ICF consultant and staff member on a grant portfolio that sends over $1.5 million annually to local conservation organizations in Mexico and Panama for environmental and community development projects. McEnany served as a development consultant with The City Project for ten years before joining the Board.
McEnany has over 15 years of international conservation experience in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Tropical Andes. For ICF, she led a cross-border initiative to control erosion and manage stormwater in Los Laureles Canyon in Tijuana and the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve in Imperial Beach; facilitated two “Alternative Futures” publications for La Paz and Loreto, including follow-up studies on desalination; managed the Laguna San Ignacio Whale Conservation Campaign; and provided advice and research to over 30 donor-advised funds.
Her domestic environmental experience comes from the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth (in Miami), Trust for Public Land (in Los Angeles), Environmental Defense Center (in Santa Barbara), The City Project (in Los Angeles), and Resources for the Future (in Washington DC). McEnany led the design team for TPL’s “Greenprint LA” and launched TPL’s community garden initiative in Los Angeles. Most recently, she helped raise over $1 million for parks in low-income communities in Los Angeles and staffed funder collaboratives working on smart growth in five Midwestern states.
McEnany has an M.S. in Applied International Development from Tulane University and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Virginia. She is the Editor of “Baja California Sur’s Community Based Needs and Opportunities” and “Blurred Borders: Transboundary Issues and Solutions in the San Diego/Tijuana Border Region.”