Monday, August 26th, 2013 -- The Hervey Foundation awarded FEMAP Foundation a $30,000 capacity building grant. “The Hervey Foundation and its Board of Directors have been great friends to FEMAP throughout the years,” says Anna Alemán, FEMAP Foundation Executive Director. “We are delighted at their support of FEMAP’s important work in our bi-national region.”
The FEMAP Foundation, the US presence of FEMAP, is located in El Paso, Texas, founded by El Pasoan Adair Margo with Guadalupe De la Vega. The FEMAP Foundation was established to provide support for particular projects of FEMAP. “We believe that philanthropy is a two-way street between Mexico and the United States, and that the improvement of conditions along the border, especially along El Paso del Norte Region, requires this kind of cooperation, and information transfer,” adds Alemán.
FEMAP’s work has been recognized internationally, most recently in 2013 when FEMAP's founder, Guadalupe De la Vega received the Public Service award by the Mexico Institute of The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Also, in 2010, Mrs. De la Vega was one of the ten CNN Heroes and FEMAP received international publicity worldwide. What was born out of the need to bring the best maternal and child health services to the poorest communities, has grown into a dynamic, progressive system of essential services that today features two critical care hospitals, a nursing school, micro-enterprise support and countless health promotion programs to the most disadvantaged people, as well as, human and social development programs for children and adolescents.