Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

PASO DEL NORTE HEALTH FOUNDATION

Making a Healthy Difference

aka PDNHF

El Paso, TX

This organization is a 501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation (This organization has notified the IRS of its intention to convert to a public charity, and the IRS has ruled that grantors and contributors may consider it a public charity for the purpose of making contributions to the organization.).

Mission

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation leads, leverages and invests in initiatives, programs, and policies that promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region.

Ruling Year

2001

CEO

Mrs. Tracy Jo Yellen

Main Address

221 N. Kansas St Ste. 1900

El Paso, TX 79901 USA

Keywords

promoting health, preventing disease, leads and leverages

EIN

74-1143071

 Number

0432814416

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Foundations (T31)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation believes that many diseases can be prevented, or onset delayed, and that good health facilitates better quality of life. With much of the US health care system focused on treating disease, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation has purposely invested building “upstream” solutions for individuals and families to have the knowledge, resources, skills, and environment to make healthful choices. The Health Foundation focuses its prevention activities in five priority areas: Healthy Eating and Active Living, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Mental Health and Emotional Well-being, Healthy Kids and Health Leadership.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Healthy Eating and Active Living

Playa Drain Trail

Tobacco & Alcohol Prevention- Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative

Tobacco & Alcohol Prevention -SHIFT+ Initiative

Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being- Think.Change Initiative

Healthy Kids- IGNITE Initiative

REALIZE

Where we work

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks to promote health and prevent disease by promoting healthy behaviors including healthy eating, active living, drug-free lifestyles, positive mental and emotional well-being, positive out of school time youth activities, and effective non-profit leadership so that residents have more opportunity to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation uses three primary strategies, which are: leading change, grantmaking and leveraging opportunities, and investing in programs and policy to promote health and prevent disease.

As a neutral partner with a high-capacity 11-member volunteer board and 13-member staff, the Foundation uses its endowment, reputation, professional network, affiliated foundations, and facilities to power strategies that improve health and quality of life.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation monitors financial and human capital investments in health promotion and disease prevention. Funded program and policy investments are evaluated appropriate to scale sharing findings and learning experiences through reports, journal articles, and other media.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation invests over $9 million each year in grants to dozens of partner organizations for health promotion and disease prevention. The wisdom and resolve to maintain a focus on health promotion and disease prevention for nearly 25 years has yielded more than $200 million invested to strengthen nonprofit partner organizations, forge innovative pathways, catalyze lasting health improvement initiatives, and share what is learned with others. Great stewardship also allowed the Foundation to grow its initial endowment of approximately $130 million to more than $230 million, keep administrative expenses below one percent of assets, and develop new philanthropic entities for our service region. In recent years, the Foundation developed 80 health leaders and hundreds of non-profit board members so that scarce resources may be prudently used. Over 4 miles of neighborhood trails were built in 2018 and 50 more miles planned. The Foundation also leads efforts for regional tobacco, mental health and healthy food policies to be adopted; serves over 2,000 youth through positive out of school time activities and positive role models; builds capacity in mental health service organizations and maximizes resources through coalitions across the region. The Foundation has also continued a $6 million commitment for development of a new dental school and started new investments in diabetes management and addressing vaping among youth.

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Financials

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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