Foundation for Diocese of El Paso Welcomes New Endowment Fund to Support Homeless Women

The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is pleased to welcome the El Paso Villa Maria Endowment Fund to the Foundation’s Catholic Legacy Fund.

Villa Maria is a residence where women who are homeless and without children can transition from crisis to self-sufficiency while living in a beautiful, safe, supportive and spiritual community.

The fund was established with a gift of $20,000.

This permanent fund helps support Villa Maria’s mission to instill hope and to inspire their guests to overcome the crisis that brought them to their door. Villa Maria does this with guidance and by setting clear expectations, such as:

 Remaining drug and alcohol free

 Staying involved in case management

 Saving income for rent and furnishing permanent housing

 Respecting the safety and comfort of other guests

 Sharing in chores

 Adherence to rules

Endowment funds provide a vehicle through which individuals make outright or planned gifts that will have an everlasting impact on Villa Maria. In time the income generated by the gift will far exceed the original donation. Gifts in any amount are welcome.

Donors can create a Named Fund in honor or in memory of loved ones with a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more over a five-year period.

For more information, visit the Villa Maria Fund Page.