Las Cruces Organizations Receive Health Foundation Grants


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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 County nonprofit organizations. Cruces/Doña Ana.

“Healthy living, disease prevention and management, and health leadership are the three priority areas that guide our work, in partnership with organizations that implement initiatives and programs to improve health in the region. “, said PDNHF in a press release.

Here are the rewards Las Cruces/Doña Ana County Nonprofits:

  • Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council: $113,019, Unidos Prosperamos Program, to Serve 100 disconnected youth through a program led by Scouting specialists in El Paso and Doña Ana counties.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces, Inc.: $89,482, More teenagers, program more often, to Provide after-school and summer programs to at least 100 new and 40 disconnected youth ages 11-17 in Las Cruces.
  • Southern New Mexico Community Action Agency: $165,350.00, Kids Can-Youth Entrepreneur Program, to Provide out-of-school and summer entrepreneurship programs to at least 100 new disconnected youth ages 5-17 in Doña Ana and Luna counties.

The PDNHF directs, operates and invests in initiatives, programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte area, the press release said. The Health Foundation was established in 1995 following the sale of Providence Memorial Hospital to Tenet Healthcare Corporation. It aims 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 complete list of current PDNHF grants, visit https://pdnhf.org/grant-center/grants.

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