The Paso del Norte Foundation is an effective vehicle for donors to support nonprofit organizations and charitable causes in our region and establish their legacy giving for the future.

MISSION

Established in 2013 as a 501(c)(3) public charity, the Paso del Norte Foundation supports the philanthropic goals of individuals, families, corporations, foundations and nonprofit organizations to improve education, health, social services, economic development, and quality of life in the Paso del Norte region.

VISION

To ensure that the residents of our region have the knowledge, resources, environment and support to live happy, healthy and productive lives.

VALUES

The Foundation is committed to its core values of:

Leadership

We will serve, guide, convene, empower and support people, projects and organizations.

Collaboration

We will partner with community stakeholders in the spirit and recognition that we accomplish more together.

Integrity

We will be honest and ethical always setting a positive example.

Inclusion

We will recognize, value, respect and engage different viewpoints, backgrounds and life experiences.

Stewardship

We will strategically, efficiently, effectively and transparently manage the financial resources entrusted to our care.

Community of Philanthropy

The Paso del Norte Foundation responds to the needs and interests of donors and charitable organizations by offering flexible ways to give through:  

  • Donor-Advised Funds 
  • Designated Funds for specific nonprofit organizations or charitable causes or for community needs such as education, health, social services, economic development and quality of life
  • Scholarship Funds
  • Supporting Organizations 

Since 2013, the PDNF has welcomed more than 80 funds to our Community of Philanthropy from larger nonprofit organizations and foundations such as the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, EPISD Education Foundation, El Paso Pro Musica Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso Foundation to funds established to support scholarships, health and community initiatives. 

As of December 31, 2017, the combined assets of the Paso del Norte Foundation, including the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, exceeds $241 million.  Collectively, the foundations have awarded more than $170 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in El Paso, Las Cruces and Cd. Juárez.   

Structured for Increased Community Giving

In 2018, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation became a supporting organization to the Paso del Norte Foundation to grow assets through philanthropy and increase grantmaking to improve health.  The partnership creates operating efficiencies for both foundations by sharing executive, program and development staff as well as administrative, financial and investment support.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation was founded in 1995 to lead, leverage and invest in initiatives, programs and policies that promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region.  

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The Paso del Norte Foundation additionally partners with the Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar (Fundación), a Mexican Asociacion Civil, founded in 2015 to inspire and grow philanthropic giving and advance partnerships and initiatives to improve the health and well-being in Ciudad Juárez.  

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