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Community Foundation Updates

April 12, 2022

Yesterday we participated in Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s Texas Broadband Listening Tour on the UTEP campus. This tour will help guide the strategic vision of Texas’ new Broadband Development Office (BDO) by listening to Texans’ insights about internet access and collecting input to develop the state’s first broadband plan.

April 4, 2022

Nearly half of El Paso County residents and one quarter of El Paso County businesses do not have broadband access, according to a new study commissioned by the El Paso Community Foundation and the County of El Paso.

The El Paso County Broadband Feasibility Study and Market Analysis found that just 56.7% of residents and 72.7% of businesses have broadband internet connections. This is lower than the Federal Communications Commission figure of 96.8%. The eastern portions of the county, particularly the Lower Valley, have the greatest broadband access needs. This lack of access hinders the county’s economic growth.

March 31, 2022

The Border Art Residency is looking for a new resident artist for Fall 2022! If you or anyone you know is interested in being the next Border Art Resident, you can get more info and apply here!

The Border Art Residency offers a selected artist a period of retreat for creative work in a living/studio space in the heart of El Paso, Texas. Resident artists are provided with a fully furnished living/working space, a monthly stipend, and utilities paid.

March 30, 2022

Artstream, one of our supporting organizations, hosted Expressive Journeys earlier this month. Artstream collaborated with Pots N Prints, Frontera Land Alliance and El Paso Museum of Archaeology, local artists and others to create a cultural and educational outdoor experience outside the classroom.

March 23, 2022

Name announcement kicks off next round of fundraising

March 4, 2022

Free public tours of the historic Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre return at 12 noon, Tuesday, March 8. The tours, which are sponsored by El Paso Live and the El Paso Community Foundation, resume after being on hiatus since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 3, 2022

Full-time educators in this region are eligible for resource grants for the 2022-2023 school year from The Classroom Fund! Grants for $1,000 or less will be available. The Classroom Fund will provide requested classroom materials directly to the educators. Applications are due by May 8, 2022.

March 2, 2022

Mark your calendars and save the date - the NEW date for our favorite fundraising event, The Whole Hog, is October 1, 2022. It is going to be bigger and better than ever!

February 21, 2022

We would like to cordially invite you to our Coffee Connections with Project Search on Feb. 25th at our Foundation Room. This is a networking opportunity for inclusive employers!

February 2, 2022

Currently, Borderland 100 Club is reaching out to our El Paso Community to help in supporting the family of one of our own fallen first responders. Texas DPS Special Agent Anthony Salas was killed in an accident near Eagle Pass, Texas while conducting joint tactical operations with the United States Border Patrol’s BORTAC unit.