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Innovate. Improve. Impact.

Since its founding, the El Paso Community Foundation has awarded more than $249,142,042 in grants to nonprofit organizations and individuals in the greater El Paso region. To guide our grant-making, we look for innovative approaches that solve community problems and meet our community’s ever evolving needs.

Contact Bonita Johnson at bjohnson@epcf.org or call her at (915) 533-4020 with questions.

Granting Areas of Interest

Arts & Humanities

Education

Environment/Animals

Health & Disabilities

Human Services (basic human needs)

Economic Development

Granting Priorities

Projects that will result in more effective ways of doing things — ideas that require risk-taking

Projects that can create an impact with a moderate amount of grant money

Projects that show collaboration with other organizations

Grant Application Tips

Applications are open for thirty days, and are typically due February 1 or August 1.

You can save your application to finish at a later time prior to submitting.

If you are required to submit a grant report, please do so before submitting a new grant application.

Nonprofit organizations can submit only one request for consideration per funding source in any 12-month period.

Do not submit your application in all upper-case lettering.

If you have questions, the El Paso Community Foundation at 915-533-4020.

Grant Limitations

We generally do not make grants to:

Individuals

Capital campaigns

Fundraising events/projects

Religious organizations for religious purposes

Annual appeals and membership contributions

Organizations that are political or partisan in purpose

Travel for individuals or groups

Organizations outside the greater El Paso geographic area

Endowment Funds

Past operating deficits

El Paso Community Foundation

This grant provides funding for a variety of philanthropic projects in the El Paso region, far west Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico.

The application opens January 1 and is due February 1, it opens again July 1 and is due August 1.

Burkitt Foundation Perpetual Fund

The grant provides funding for Catholic Schools (K-12) in the dioceses of Galveston-Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso; and hunger and nutrition services in the El Paso County area.

The application opens July 1 and is due August 1.

The Cardwell Foundation

This grant provides funding for a variety of philanthropic projects primarily in the El Paso region, far west Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico.

The application opens July 1 and is due August 1.

Walter H. Hightower Fund

This grant provides funding for medical care and treatment of children with disabilities in the West Texas and Southern New Mexico area.

The application opens July 1 and is due August 1.

Stern Foundation Perpetual Charitable Fund

This grant provides funding for a variety of charitable interests primarily in the El Paso region.

The application opens July 1 and is due August 1.

Stern Foundation Perpetual Medical and Scientific Research Fund

This grant provides funding for medical programs, research, professorships and projects primarily in the El Paso region, including Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

The application opens July 1 and is due August 1.

Edith S. Zanker Memorial Park School, Inc Fund

This grant supports individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The application opens January 1 and is due February 1.