What is an endowment fund?

Endowment funds are typically structured to invest and grow the principal amount providing a safety net of security.  All or a portion of the investment income is available to keep your nonprofit organization operating efficiently.

When you work with the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, our experience with nonprofits opens up new doors of opportunity for your organization. We help you manage your endowment funds, secure your mission and make a bigger impact. 

Success Stories

The Paso del Norte Community Foundation has years of experience and strong track record helping establish and manage nonprofit endowments, allowing donors to maximize their impact throughout the region. 

El Paso Pro-Musica Endowment Fund

The Arthur & Patricia Boardman Pro-Musica Endowment Fund was established in 2017 to support the projects and programs of the El Paso Pro-Musica Foundation. This Endowment Fund was created via a special charitable gift annuity. The Paso del Norte Community Foundation accepts this type of charitable gift on behalf of our agency partners ensuring that the donor leaves a lasting legacy while receiving an income tax deduction along with the promise of a fixed annuity payment.

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Boys and Girls Club Foundation

The Boys and Girls Clubs of El Paso was founded in 1929 to provide young people with a fun, safe and constructive environment when not at home or school. The BGC of El Paso Foundation was established nearly 20 years ago for the exclusive benefit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of El Paso. The BGC of El Paso Foundation has made over $400,000 in grants to support the Clubs over this time. The Paso del Norte Community Foundation provides important administrative and investment support to the BGC of El Paso Foundation so that it can do even more to serve the Clubs in El Paso. 

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FEMAP Foundation

FEMAP's mission is to raise the quality of life among people living in poverty through health services, education, economic and social empowerment. In 2014, in the middle of a capital campaign to build a new school of nursing and remodel Hospital de la Familia, FEMAP Foundation received a generous $40,000 gift from an anonymous donor to begin an endowment fund to support scholarships at the new Maria Guadalupe Arizpe de De la Vega School of Nursing. The FEMAP Foundation Endowment Fund will support a lifetime of nursing education improving health and quality of life.

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Benefits of a Nonprofit Endowment Fund

Safety Net

Provides a long-term reliable source of income in perpetuity for your organization.

Encourages Planned Giving

Inspire your donors to leave a legacy of gifts that will mature enhancing future financial security.

Program Expansion

Expansion can be funded with distributions for staff positions, research, and more.

Your Funds are Invested for Growth

PDNCF invests responsibility to ensure positive returns.

Accounting Ease

PDNCF takes care of your accounting and handles your 990 tax forms.

Keep Your Mission Alive

PDNCF helps keep your organization's mission intact and productive through oversight and accountability of the endowment fund.

What Gifts Can My Fund Receive?


Cash, checks and direct deposits. Additionally PDNCF will setup an endowment fund page on our website where your supporters can donate online via credit card or ACH.


Tangible personal property. Examples may be real estate, oil, gas, or mineral interests.

Planned Gifts

Bequests, appreciated securities, life insurance, retirement plans, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trust and more.

What are the fees?

Initial Donation
A Gift of $25,000
Ongoing Support Fees
Up to $1 million
The Next $1 - $5 million

Why Paso del Norte Community Foundation?

The Paso del Norte Community Foundation is committed to helping your organization reach its charitable goals. Our experience with nonprofits allows us to work with your executive director and board to discuss simple and complex current or planned gifts. We work one-on-one with you every step of the way to ensure your endowment fund meets your non-profit's needs in a sustainable and functional way.

High transparency & Accountability

Reports and easy communication allow you to feel secure that your endowment is in good health at all times.

We work with your advisor

Feel confident by having your financial advisor present during meetings and involved at any time you wish.

Experience with Nonprofits

PDNCF's partnerships with a vast network of nonprofits ensures you're working with an experienced foundation that can ensure your success.

Ready to get Started?

Mica Short

Vice President of Development

Mica Short has experience in the local nonprofit and philanthropic space. She can be a resource to you as you consider making a lasting impact through a charitable giving fund.

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