It’s the season of giving and as you consider potential year-end presents, we invite you to think about one of many greater than 100 charitable funds within the Paso del Norte Neighborhood Basis.
Because of generosity of so many people, households, small companies, organizations, foundations and company companions, the Paso del Norte Neighborhood Basis has been capable of meet the quick wants of the neighborhood and work towards the long run.
Now we have labored collaboratively with neighborhood companions such because the United Manner of El Paso County, El Paso House Affiliation/Beneath One Roof, the El Paso and Socorro Unbiased College Districts, Workforce Options Borderplex, in addition to town and county of El Paso, in assist of COVID-19 response. The inspiration facilitated over $8 million in COVID-19 response funding, together with the administration of the $6 million EPRentHelp.org program, which helped over 2,900 households keep of their properties. Seventy-four p.c of rental help recipients had been at or under 30% of the Space Median Earnings, which is $17,650 in family earnings for a household of 4; 99% had been at or under 80% AMI. An extra $1 million in rental help was simply introduced and opened for functions this previous week. COVID-19 response funds additional supported the Meals Financial institution, meals pantries, homeless shelters, little one care providers, and psychological well being suppliers.
People additionally had been impressed to present again and take motion as a part of COVID-19 response. The inspiration was honored to work with donors comparable to Maggie Asfahani, the proprietor of Salt + Honey, who established the El Paso Meals and Beverage Staff Fund; Nicholas Spurbeck, a university pupil who established the Fortify the Heroes Fund to offer meals to frontline well being care employees; and Charles Horak, who established the EP COVID-19 Medical Gear and Provide Fund to supply medical provides for frontline employees on either side of the border.
The Fifth Annual El Paso Giving Day was held in October, elevating over $1.9 million in funding for over 210 taking part nonprofit organizations. Walmart’s present of $300,000 was motivation for nonprofits and donors alike to safe dollar-for-dollar matching funds as much as $10,000 per nonprofit group. Extra donors gave as a part of El Paso Giving Day than ever earlier than, a real testomony to El Paso’s giving spirit.
The impactful work carried out by way of the muse’s 100-plus funds continued all through the pandemic, funding over 140 scholarships, and future tasks like Mothers on Board’s all-inclusive playground. New funds comparable to Mija, Sure You Can and La Rodadora joined our neighborhood of philanthropy. Our Donor Suggested Funds grew to incorporate the Judy and Kirk Robison Basis. Neighborhood leaders, like Yolanda Arriola, shall be eternally remembered with legacy funds.
There isn’t any doubt that this yr has been some of the difficult years in reminiscence. Households have endured the stresses of the pandemic; the neighborhood has benefited from heartfelt generosity. All types of charitable giving, huge and small, in money and time, add as much as make an amazing distinction.
In case you are compelled to make a distinction earlier than the top of the yr, we welcome presents to a COVID-19 response fund or designated fund to enhance well being, training, social providers, financial growth and qualify in our area. Particular tax incentives make giving this yr much more useful. The usual deduction nonetheless applies and donors 70½ or older could make a charitable present by way of IRAs, tax-free.
Like everybody else, we sit up for the beginning of the brand new yr and dealing with you to maintain this giving spirit.
To study extra, go to pdnfoundation.org.
Mica Quick is vice chairman of growth for the Paso del Norte Neighborhood Basis. She could also be reached at 915-218-2641 and firstname.lastname@example.org.