December 2015

 2016 Challenge Fund RFP

The Foundation is pleased to announce the Request for Proposals for the 2016 Paso del Norte Foundation Challenge Fund Program. The Challenge Fund program seeks to; 1) increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations to improve health, and 2) inspire charitable giving by offering matching funds for a wide-range of challenge fund events and appeals.  

The Foundation launched the Challenge Fund in 2014 with funding from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to inspire charitable giving in the region and help non-profit organizations leverage giving by offering an up to 1:2 match for contributions made during selected sponsored events/appeals up to a match ceiling. In 2014, the Foundation partnered with 15 nonprofit organizations raising and returning $1.38 million to charitable causes. In 2015, the Foundation partnered with 21 nonprofit organizations to raise and return an additional $1.35 million to charitable causes. Learn more

 PSI Crowdfunding Campaign


The Philosophic Systems Institute (PSI) is pleased to announce its 2015 Challenge Fund Appeal -- a grassroots crowdfunding campaign to share their vision for PSI to enhance the quality of life in the community by developing interdisciplinary projects that lead to healthy lifestyles, integrated multidisciplinary educational experiences, as well as to access to further vocation and career opportunities.

A gift to PSI's crowdfunding campaign will support PSI's three main initiatives: 1) Shadows to Light (anti-recidivism project), Active Learning through Fine Arts and Philosophy (k-12 education instruction), and 3) food systems program (promoting healthy and local food systems). 

Donate Today to PSI's Crowdfunding Campaign

 Loaves & Fishes Fund: A Fund for Hope

Working with the community of El Paso, the Loaves and Fishes Fund seeks to make an impact in the lives of those struggling each day to survive, not just during the holiday season but throughout the year. 

The Fund will make grants to agencies that provide dignity and hope to the most vulnerable in our community, not only through helping in emergency situations but through agencies that work to find long-term solutions to poverty and homelessness through education, job training and access to healthcare. Ultimately, the Funds seeks to inspire others so that together our response is not, “What are we among so many?” but “Come, and eat.”

Join the fight against homelessness and poverty in our community today. 

Click here for grant opportunities through the new Loaves and Fishes Fund.



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In memory of Jose Rodolpho Torres Lopez, from Robert & Gloria Ash, Tracy & Steve Yellen



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