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Las Cruces organizations receive health foundation grants


The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PDNHF) recently awarded 14 grants totaling more than $2 million under the Healthy Living and Health Leadership priority areas, including three grants to Las Cruces/Doña Ana County nonprofits.

“The Healthy Living, Disease Prevention & Management and Health Leadership are the three priority areas that drive our work, in partnership with organizations that implement initiatives and programs to improve health in the region,” PDNHF said in a news release

Here are the awards to Las Cruces/Doña Ana County nonprofits:

  • Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council: $113,019, Unidos Prosperamos program, to serve 100 disconnected youth through a scouting specialist-led program in El Paso County and Doña Ana County.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces, Inc.: $89,482, More Teens, More Often program, to provide out-of-school and summer programming for at least 100 new and 40 returning 11-17-year-old disconnected youth in Las Cruces.
  • Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico: $165,350.00, Kids Can-Youth Entrepreneur Program, to provide out-of-school and summer entrepreneur programming for at least 100 new disconnected youth ages 5-17 in Doña Ana and Luna counties.

PDNHF leads, leverages and invests in initiatives, programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region, the news release said. The Health Foundation was established in 1995 from the sale of Providence Memorial Hospital to Tenet Healthcare Corporation. It seeks to ensure that people living in far west Texas, southern New Mexico and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico have the knowledge, resources and skills to lead healthy lives.

For a full list of current PDNHF grants, visit https://pdnhf.org/grant-center/grants.