June 2019 Newsletter

Playa Drain Trail Improving Health 

Mr. Charles Ortiz is one of the many residents in the community who is using the Playa Drain Trail for his health. Diagnosed with diabetes, his doctor recommended that he have a more balanced diet and regular exercise. The Playa Drain Trail has provided a great way to enjoy daily physical activity and a safe way to get around the neighborhood. To stay up-to-date with future trails in El Paso County, visit

New Grants to Support Healthy Eating and Active Living

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 12 grants totaling more than $1.9 million under the Healthy Eating and Active Living Priority Area – HEAL Initiatives.

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Tobacco 21 Goes into Effect on September 1

SB 21, or Tobacco 21, raises the minimum legal age in Texas to purchase tobacco from 18 years to 21 years. Tobacco 21 also makes changes to how tobacco sales to minors are enforced. 

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Creating a Culture of Healthy Eating and Active Living

With the help of La Semilla Food Center’s Edible Education and La Cosecha programs, people in southern New Mexico and El Paso are learning the benefits of growing, cultivating, and cooking fruits and vegetables.  

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$3 Million Gift to  TTUHSC El Paso

Encouraged by TTUHSC El Paso’s success and driven by their passion to leave the community better for future generations, Rick and Ginger Francis have established the Ginger G. and L. Frederick Francis Foundation in the Paso del Norte Community Foundation.

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Celebrating a Trailblazing Year 

Learn about our impact, grantmaking, partners, funds, investments, financial statements and board and staff leadership in the 2018 Annual Report for our Community of Philanthropy at:

We're Going Digital

The Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Paso del Norte Health Foundation are working to move as many functions as possible from paper to digital platforms.

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