Non-profit

Vision Mexico

Website:

www.visionmexico.org/

Location:

Arlington, VA

Tax ID:

52-2361247

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2021):

Revenue: $510,666
Expenses: $700,712
Assets: $715,485

Type:

Non-Profit

Formation:

2002

Chair:

Marta Sahagún de Fox

Chair's Salary (2021):

$0 1

References

  1. Vision Mexico, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2021, Part VII, Section A, Line 1a.

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Vision Mexico is a nonprofit organization that aims to reduce extreme poverty in Mexico by creating socially responsible leaders and strengthening civil society. Vision Mexico’s programs focus on health, education, community, and leadership, and are intended to benefit the most vulnerable parts of Mexican society. 1 Its cofounders are former President of Mexico Vicente Fox and his wife, Marta Sahagun. 2

Activities

Vision Mexico intends to impact society through technology, education, and civic participation by individuals and through the creation of social networks. In its efforts to reduce extreme poverty in Mexico, Vision Mexico offers grants to the Vamos Mexico Foundation and Centro Fox, both of which are affiliated with Vision Mexico’s co-founders. Vision Mexico also conducts programs in the U.S. with the intention of strengthening civil society in Mexico and enhancing programs in Mexico that are dedicated to education and health. 3

Vision Mexico claims that a global effort is needed to eradicate poverty in Mexico, as it has become a worldwide problem. Vision Mexico states that the lack of access to resources and jobs in Mexico has caused Mexicans to relocate to places where they can improve their living conditions and better take care of themselves and their families. Vision Mexico aims to instead empower Mexicans to break the poverty cycle through job training and education, eliminating the need for relocation. 4

To improve quality of life, Vision Mexico’s health program provides support to children with disabilities and distributes wheelchairs to people with motor disabilities. Vision Mexico partners with MannaRelief to distribute milk for children to support health in low-income communities. Vision Mexico also partners with the University of California at San Diego to send young people to an academic program in the U.S. to strengthen personal and social growth, to ultimately have a positive impact on their communities at home. 5

Funding

Vision Mexico is funded by donations from individuals, foundations, and businesses. Tax filings confirm donations from the Neo-Life Family Foundation ($50,000 in 2022), 6 the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation ($50,000 in 2019), 7 and the Buum Foundation ($45,000 in 2020). 8

Leadership

Marta Sahagún de Fox is chair and co-founder of Vision Mexico and the founder of the Vamos México Foundation. Sahagún is a former first lady of Mexico. 9

Vicente Fox Quesada is vice chair and cofounder of Vision Mexico and the director of Centro Fox. Fox is a former governor of the State of Guanajuato and served as President of Mexico from 2000 until 2006. 10

Liliana Melo de Sada is the secretary of the board of Vision Mexico, a women’s activist, and a promoter of art and culture. De Sada is an honorary president of the Vicente Fox Quesada Institute for Democracy. 11

Other members of the board include Gabriel Ortiz, treasurer, and Gabriel Febres Cordero. 12

References

  1. “About Us.” Vision Mexico. Accessed November 7, 2023. https://www.visionmexico.org/about-us/.
  2. “About Us.” Vision Mexico. Accessed November 7, 2023. https://www.visionmexico.org/about-us/.
  3. “About Us.” Vision Mexico. Accessed November 7, 2023. https://www.visionmexico.org/about-us/.
  4. “About Us.” Vision Mexico. Accessed November 7, 2023. https://www.visionmexico.org/about-us/.
  5. “Our Programs.” Vision Mexico. Accessed November 7, 2023. https://www.visionmexico.org/our-programs/.
  6. Neo-Life Family Foundation, Return of Private Foundation (Form 990-PF), 2022, Part XV, Line 3.
  7. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Return of Private Foundation (Form 990-PF), 2019, Part XV, Line 3.
  8. Buum Foundation, Return of Private Foundation (Form 990-PF), 2020, Part XV, Line 3.
  9. “About Us.” Vision Mexico. Accessed November 7, 2023. https://www.visionmexico.org/about-us/.
  10. “About Us.” Vision Mexico. Accessed November 7, 2023. https://www.visionmexico.org/about-us/.
  11. “Liliana Melo de Sada.” Encuentro Mundial de Valores. Accessed November 7, 2023. https://encuentromundialdevalores.org/lilianamelo/.
  12. Vision Mexico, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2021, Part VII, Section A, Line 1a.
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 2002

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2021 Dec Form 990 $510,666 $700,712 $715,485 $0 N $510,666 $0 $0 $0
    2020 Dec Form 990 $1,394,361 $1,204,321 $905,531 $0 N $1,394,361 $0 $0 $0
    2019 Dec Form 990 $1,511,690 $881,834 $732,991 $17,500 N $1,511,690 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $1,003,025 $1,425,834 $85,635 $0 N $1,003,025 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $898,380 $704,937 $508,444 $0 N $898,380 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $925,329 $921,076 $315,001 $0 N $925,329 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $966,418 $867,242 $160,748 $0 N $966,418 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $676,878 $791,669 $186,657 $10,000 N $674,416 $0 $1 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $1,428,177 $1,411,965 $301,448 $10,000 N $1,175,593 $0 $5,253 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $1,347,540 $1,364,213 $326,529 $51,293 N $1,216,904 $0 $1,789 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $688,093 $756,260 $350,681 $43,249 N $680,586 $0 $1,794 $0 PDF
    2010 Dec Form 990 $1,050,116 $680,477 $412,122 $21,000 N $977,927 $60,000 $4,919 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Vision Mexico

    15925 CARMENITA RD
    Arlington, VA 90703-2206