Financial Information

Total Assets: $98,383,360

Total Giving: $7,735,789

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available




The following grants were reported in 2008:
$400,000 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston, TX. For Hurricane Ike Emergency Relief, Emergency Tuition Assistance for Galveston Catholic School and O’Connell College Preparatory School, and Rehabilitation/Remediation of Bishop’s Palace, payable over 1 year.
$100,000 to Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont, Beaumont, TX. For Hurricane Ike Emergency Relief for Tuition Assistance at six Catholics schools affected by Hurricane, payable over 1 year.
$40,000 to El Paso Rehabilitation Center, El Paso, TX. For scholarships for child care services, payable over 1 year.
$39,000 to Center Against Family Violence, El Paso, TX. For therapy and counseling services, payable over 1 year.
$20,000 to Border AIDS Partnership, El Paso, TX. For programs addressing HIV/AIDS among youth on border, payable over 1 year.
$20,000 to Bridges School, El Paso, TX. For scholarships, payable over 1 year.
$20,000 to El Paso Baptist Clinic, El Paso, TX. Toward medication, lab tests, office and medical supplies and care for office equipment, payable over 1 year.
$20,000 to La Clinica Guadalupana, El Paso, TX. To provide medical services for school-aged children with disabilities, payable over 1 year.
$16,000 to Our Lady of the Valley School, El Paso, TX. For teachers’ salaries, payable over 1 year.
$15,000 to El Paso Diabetes Association, El Paso, TX. For diabetes screening for 1,000 low-income El Paso residents, payable over 1 year.


Giving limited to the El Paso, TX region: far west Texas, southern NM, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico.
No support for medical or academic research, or religious purposes.
No grants to individuals (except for scholarships), or for deficit financing, annual campaigns, travel, capital campaigns, fundraising events, endowments, or ongoing support.


The foundation seeks to: 1) establish permanent charitable endowments; 2) provide a vehicle for donors’ varied interests; 3) promote local philanthropy; and 4) provide leadership and resources in addressing local challenges and opportunities. Primary areas of interest include education, human services, health and disabilities, arts and humanities, the environment and animals, and community development.


Type of Grantmaker: Community foundation
Incorporated in 1977 in TX.

Quick Facts Sheet


Located in:

El Paso,


United States

Contact Information / Process

Phone:(915) 533-4020

Email: [email protected]

310 N. Mesa, 10th Fl.
P.O. Box 272
El Paso, TX 79901-1364

Visit foundation Web site for application form and guidelines. Application form required. Applicants should submit the following:
1. Statement of problem project will address
2. Population served
3. Name, address and phone number of organization
4. Copy of IRS Determination Letter
5. Brief history of organization and description of its mission
6. Copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
7. Descriptive literature about organization
8. Listing of board of directors, trustees, officers and other key people and their affiliations
9. Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
10. Contact person
11. Copy of current year’s organizational budget and/or project budget
Initial approach: Submit application
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): May and Nov.
Deadline(s): Feb. 1 and Aug. 1
Final notification: Following board consideration

Donors & Leadership

Officers and Directors:
Roger Ortiz, D.D.S., Chairperson
Sharon Smith Kidd, Vice-Chairperson
Virginia Martinez, President
Carmen Castorena, Vice President, Finance
Cathy Hill, Vice President, Donor Relations
Eric Pearson, Vice President, Executive Office
Richard Harlan “Rickie” Feuille, Chairperson Emeritus
Leigh V. Bloss, Secretary-Treasurer
Joe Alcantar, Jr.
Guillermo Avila
Frances R. Axelson
W. Barton Boiling
Patricia Saucedo Burdick
Lillian Crouch
Steve Hoy
Margie Melby
John S. McKee, Jr.
Dorothy Ainsa Schatzman
Nestor Valencia