The Foundation launched the Paso del Norte Foundation Challenge Fund in 2014 with funding from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to inspire charitable giving in the region and help non-profit organizations leverage giving by offering a 1:2 match for contributions made during selected sponsored events/appeals.  

In 2014, the Foundation partnered with 15 nonprofit organizations raising and returning $1.38 million to charitable causes.  In 2015, the Foundation partnered with 21 nonprofit entities raising and returning $1.3 million to charitable causes.  In its third and final year in 2016, the Foundation partnered with 21 organizations raising and granting $660,000 to charitable organizations.  

The Foundation is grateful to the thousands of donors who participated in the Challenge Fund from 2014-2016 supporting dozens of nonprofit organizations in El Paso, Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico.

The Fundacion Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar has continued the Challenge Fund tradition offering a matching fund opportunities thanks to a generous grant from the Hunt Family Foundation.  For more information on the "Reto para la Salud y Bienestar" in Cd. Juarez, contact that Fundacion Paso del Norte at 915-400-0147.

2016 Challenge Fund Partners

  •   The Boys and Girls Club of El Paso
  •   The Caldo Collective
  •   CASA of El Paso
  •   Center Against Sexual & Family Violence
  •   Dona Ana Place Matters
  •   El Jardin Birth and Family Resource Center
  •   El Paso Child Guidance Center
  •   El Paso Family Services
  •   El Paso Symphony Orchestra
  •   El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
  •   FEMAP Foundation
  •   Gigi's Playhouse
  •   Kids Excel El Paso
  •   La Rodadora
  •   La Semilla Food Center
  •   Mesilla Valley CASA
  •   NAMI El Paso
  •   Opportunity Center for the Homeless
  •   Rio Grande Cancer Foundation
  •   United Way of El Paso
  •   YWCA Paso del Norte Region