News

MacKenzie Scott donates $15 million to the Health Foundation for regional health

October 6, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently received a $15 million gift from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott. The one-time, unrestricted gift will support the Health Foundation’s mission to lead, leverage and invest in initiatives, programs and policies that promote health and prevent disease for the residents of our binational, tri-state region.

Since its inception in 1995, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation has granted more than $230 million to over 300 nonprofit, academic and community partners to improve health outcomes in El Paso, southern New Mexico and Cd. Juárez….

Read More

Health Foundation announces New Board Officers, Members for 2023

January 23, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce Susan Melendez as Board Chair and Annette Cordova Hoy, M.D. as Board Vice Chair for 2023. A community leader, Ms. Melendez has served on the board since 2017 including two terms as Chair of the Finance, Audit, and IT Committee. Dr. Cordova Hoy is a retired obstetrics and gynecology physician and has served on the board since 2018 including two terms as Chair of the Allocations Committee.

The Health Foundation would also like to welcome two new board members - John Hummer, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Lt. Col….

Read More

Thank you, El Paso, for your coat donations

January 23, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation extend our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of coat donations in response to the surge of migrants and refugees in our community. More than 4,300 coats and articles of warm clothing were collected at collection sites throughout El Paso and distributed to migrant shelters. Special thanks to the following businesses for serving as drop-off locations: **Eloise, Salt and Honey, District Coffee Co., Savage Goods, FOX Toyota of El Paso, FOX Acura of El Paso, Alamo Drafthouse - East, Alamo Drafthouse - West, Bella…

Read More

New staffer joins Foundation team

January 23, 2023

Please join us in welcoming Julia Lucero, Content Creator Associate, to the Foundation team. Julia will assist the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation with communications across a range of online and print platforms.

An El Paso native, Julia graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism. She enjoys spending her free time reading, exercising and being with friends.

Click here to learn more about Julia and Foundation staff.

Read More

Strategic Plans guide Health Foundation grantmaking and partnerships

January 23, 2023

The dynamics of our every-changing region requires us to ensure that the work we do evolves to meet the needs of our communities. This involves feedback from community leaders and stakeholders, along with a review of demographic and social determinants of health data, benchmarks, and trends that effect our region.

As a result, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation updated comprehensive strategic plans for several initiatives and programs within our three priority areas: Healthy Living, Disease Prevention & Management, and Health Leadership.

Strategic Plan Briefs were then developed…

Read More

Health Foundation recognized as Best Place for Working Parents

January 23, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation was once again recognized as a “Best Place for Working Parents” for its commitment to supporting working parents through family-friendly policies and practices.

The Health Foundation is among hundreds of organizations in Texas and the U.S. that have family-friendly policies and practices that support employees, specifically working parents. Top policies that benefit families and positive impact on business profitability include company-paid health care coverage, paid time off, parental leave, nursing benefits, flexible hours and working…

Read More

2023 Funding Opportunity Schedule

January 23, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation provides funding opportunities to both current and potential grantees based using a Request for Proposal process. When an open funding opportunity is available, a call for Letters of Intent (LOI) is posted to the Health Foundation website. Visit pdnhf.org often and sign up to be notified by email of funding opportunities.

Make sure to follow the Health Foundation on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter at PdNFoundation and sign up for our newsletter to get up-to-date…

Read More

Health Foundation responds to migrant crisis

January 23, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling $200,000 under the Health Leadership priority area for Community Resilience. The Health Foundation is committed to working with the community in times of crisis and other emergent health needs. The Health Foundation is further working with the Paso del Norte Community Foundation to facilitate contributions from the Migrant and Refugee Support Fund.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank - $100,000.00
*To support efforts in providing food to…

Read More

Funding Opportunity – Diabetes Programs

January 23, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for organizations that provide or support diabetes prevention, early detection, and management programs. The deadline to submit Letters of Intent is Wednesday, February 1, 2023. For more information, click here.

Read More

Coat Collection for Migrants and Refugees

December 22, 2022

The Paso del Norte Community Foundation and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation are partnering with local drop-off locations to collect new and gently used winter coats for migrants and refugees being supported by our local community. With freezing temperatures in our region and the many destinations, winter coats have identified by service providers as an important immediate need.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Eloise: 126 Shadow Mountain Dr, Suite A, El Paso TX 79912
Salt & Honey: 801 N. Piedras St., El Paso, TX 79903
District Coffee: 222 Texas Ave., F, El Paso, TX…

Read More