Awarded Grants

Texas Opportunity Youth Network Innovation Fund

To provide capacity building and funding to an El Paso organization or learning institution that serves disconnected young adults ages 16-24 years of age (Opportunity Youth-OY). The selected organization will be guided through three phases: planning, pilot testing, and implementation.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $264,000.00

Project Start Date: October 1, 2022

Project End Date: December 31, 2025

Program Lead

Sandra Day


PDNHF Initiative: Healthy Kids

The goal of the Healthy Kids Initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the Paso del Norte region in high quality programs during out-of-school hours. The Health Foundation refers to “disconnected youth” as people between the ages of 5-17 who are not involved in out-of-school activities or not working, and “disconnected young adults” as people between the ages of 16-24 who are not in school and not working. Evidence indicates that youth who are involved in out-of-school programs are less likely to use drugs, alcohol, or be involved in criminal activity. Well-designed youth activities increase protective factors needed for youth to lead healthy and productive lives.

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Foundation Staff: Sandra Day

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