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A message from the CEO on COVID-19

The Paso del Norte Community Foundation is deeply committed to the health and safety of the residents of our region.  We have established the El Paso COVID-19 Response Fund in partnership with the United Way of El Paso to support nonprofit organizations serving the most vulnerable in our community - including the homeless and elderly populations.  The El Paso Food and Beverage Workers Fund was established by a group of local service industry volunteers to support a grant to Workforce Solutions Borderplex to provide relief to food and beverage workers in El Paso, Sunland Park and Santa Teresa, New Mexico who have been laid off or working significantly reduced hours due to a temporary closure as a result of the pandemic.  The Paso del Norte Health Foundation created the El Paso COVID-19 Information Hub to help individuals and families navigate COVID-19, including important health, education and economic resources.  The website is updated daily. 

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El Paso Giving Day

El Paso Giving Day (EPGD) is an on-line charitable giving campaign designed to shine a light on the essential work of nonprofit organizations and ignite the spirit of giving in our community.

In 2019, with a generous $1 million matching grant from Walmart, the fourth annual El Paso Giving Day shattered previous giving days raising $3.19 million from 3,526 donors for 195 nonprofit organizations including a record number of new and younger donors.

El Paso Giving Day 2019 was generously supported by Walmart, The Meadows Foundation, El Paso Electric, Hoy Family Auto, Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, United Healthcare, Hunt Family Foundation, WestStar, Kemp Smith, Microsoft, Lauterbach Borschow, Pack & Ship Express, and Texas Gas Service.

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We are honored to work with donors on both sides of the border to invest in nonprofit organizations and charitable causes and make a lasting impact for the future of our region.
Tracy J. Yellen
Chief Executive Officer