When private foundations affiliate with the El Paso Community Foundation, their board members are relieved of highly technical and burdensome reporting to the IRS. Instead, their board members can focus their collective experience on funding good works. Affiliated foundations and supporting organizations are also afforded the opportunity to utilize the professional staff of the Community Foundation for management and administrative purposes. Below are the supporting organizations of the Community Foundation.
The Burkitt Foundation provides grants to K-12 Catholic educational organizations for tuition assistance for at-risk students in the Diocese of El Paso, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and the Archdiocese of San Antonio. It also makes grants to nonprofit organizations in El Paso County that address basic needs, including food, shelter, and educational services.
The Cardwell Foundation provides funding for a variety of philanthropic projects primarily in the El Paso region, far west Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico.
Companeros International supports programs and organizations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, that provide substance use, HIV/AIDS, and other prevention and treatment services to indigent populations.
El Paso Matters is a member-supported nonpartisan media organization that focuses on the use of journalism to expand civic capacity in the region. Their purpose is to inform and engage with people in El Paso, Ciudad Juárez and nearby communities to inspire conversations about and solutions for the complex issues shaping our region.
The J. Edward and Helen M.C. Stern Foundation provides funding for a variety of charitable interests primarily in the El Paso region, including but not limited to medical programs, research, professorships, and projects primarily in the El Paso, Texas-Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua region.
The La Frontera Conservation Fund receives and administers property acquired by gift, grant, purchase or otherwise for educational and scientific purposes.
Vision for El Paso provides evaluation, training, assistive equipment, and ongoing support to individuals affected by visual impairment or blindness and their families.