• September 26, 2020

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Gallery+Story: Teachers get Classroom Fund donations via Drive Thru

Normally, the El Paso Community Foundation honors its The Classroom Fund grant recipients with a reception, then helps them load up their vehicles with items they’ve requested for the school year. Obviously, this year is different. Instead of a reception in the Foundation Room, area teachers had a drive-through to receive a variety of supplies including books, science kits, […]Read More

Feed the Frontline El Paso’s support of healthcare, restaurants grows

Feed the Frontline El Paso, a clinician meal-support program, has raised more than $66,000 in donations while providing more than 5,000 meals to medical professionals in need. A supporting organization of the El Paso Community Foundation, Feed the Frontline El Paso uses donations to purchase and deliver meals from local, financially challenged restaurants to feed area […]Read More

Community Foundation announces new, community-advised Equity Fund to address social

Wednesday morning, officials with the El Paso Community Foundation announced the launch of the El Paso Equity Fund. “Demonstrations that followed the May 25 killing of George Floyd are powerful reminders of the inequities, inequalities and injustices that stubbornly persist in our world,” EPFC officials shared. “His death catalyzed a global movement that is reshaping […]Read More

Coalition for the Common Good celebrates $2M in emergency funding

Representatives from the Coalition for the Common Good welcomed action by the City and County of El Paso to direct $2 million in emergency funding to support those left behind in the borderland during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding,  $1.5 million from the City and $500,000 from the County, will go to support tens of thousands of […]Read More

El Paso Matters, Barracuda PR, EP Community Foundation team up

El Paso Matters is partnering with the El Paso Community Foundation and Barracuda PR to offer a unique celebration of El Paso high school students in the Class of 2020. Known as Commencement 2020, it features more than 30 prominent El Pasoans, who recorded special messages for the Class of 2020. Officials share that their videos will roll out over the […]Read More

Plaza Classic Film Festival returns this summer with ‘Drive In’

The show will go on for the El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival, set for July 30 through August 9, 2020. The World’s Largest Classic Film Festival will present “pop-up” drive-in movies at several locations in the El Paso area, and will stream other movies in a managed digital environment. Social distancing measures and other […]Read More

CREEED, Walton Family Foundation gifts $50k in aid to local

Monday moring, in partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, the Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development (CREEED) disbursed a total of $50,000 to aid the Borderplex region in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. CREEED officials share that the gift was dispersed in parts to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, El […]Read More

EPCF extends scholarship application deadline to April 20

El Paso Community Foundation officials announced the extension of  the deadline for applying for one of its more than 100 scholarships. The new deadline for applications is Monday, April 20. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced school closures and remote learning over most of the country. That has made it harder for graduating high school seniors and […]Read More

EPCF announces launch of ‘Get Shift Done for El Paso’

Tuesday morning, officials with the El Paso Community Foundation announced a new partnership with Get Shift Done to pay adversely affected hourly workers in the hospitality industry to work shifts for the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. Get Shift Done for El Paso provides wages of $10 an hour to workers left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic while providing […]Read More