About the Foundation

The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is non-profit organization established in 2001 to ensure long-term financial stability for charitable, religious and educational institutions of the Diocese of El Paso.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support the Diocese of El Paso by promoting stewardship as a way of life and by generating resources of time, talent and treasure for diocesan parishes, schools and ministries.

Parishes

55 parishes and 20 missions in El Paso and West Texas

Catholic Education

11 Catholic Schools with scholarships and operating support

Ministries & Charities

17 diocesan ministries and charities, including seminarian education

For each of you who have given to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, who have remembered the Church in your will, or who have supported an endowment – thank you! Together we provide the stewardship in our diocese to educate, minister, and care for others.

Most Rev. Mark J. Seitz, D.D.

What We Do

Endowment Funds

The Foundation uses endowment funds to support the long-term needs of parishes, schools, ministries and charities.

Spiritual Growth

As grateful Catholics we are called to share the many gifts and talents we have received from God. Promoting the principles of Pray, Serve, Give, the Foundation assists parishes and schools with education, training and materials to foster Catholic stewardship.

Grants Development

The Grants Development Office of the Foundation was created to assist diocesan organizations in securing external resources to support their missions. Grants are awarded directly to designated parishes, schools and ministries.

Catholic School Scholarships

The Foundation manages endowments to help families pay for Catholic education. Help us make quality Catholic education accessible for deserving students in our community through scholarships.

Your Gifts at Work

We are grateful to the 13,000 individuals and families who support the Foundation through their gifts of time, talent and treasure. Their continued generosity is helping to ensure the future of our Catholic faith.

 

400

Students awarded scholarships to Catholic Schools since 2007

27

Seminarians supported during formation since 2001

13

Fully Retired Priests Receiving Assistance

43

Churches with established endowment funds

11

Catholic Schools with established endowment Funds

27

West Texas communities receiving support for rural churches

1,900

Lay ministers trained by the Tepeyac Institute to serve parishes

20,000

Children, youth, and adults receive grace through the sacraments and catechetical program every year

3

Historic Missions maintained and supported