Awarded Grants

Healthy Kids Backbone Organization 2022-2024

To serve as the Backbone Organization for the Healthy Kids Priority Area and advance efforts in grantee technical assistance and support, capacity building, network management, and sustainability across the PdN region.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $486,057.97

Project Start Date: June 1, 2022

Project End Date: May 31, 2024


United Way of El Paso County

Contact: Ms. Christina Lamour

Phone: (915) 533-2434

Program Lead

Sandra Day

Phone: 915-218-2617

PDNHF Initiative: Healthy Kids

The goal of the Healthy Kids Initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the Paso del Norte region in high quality programs during out-of-school hours. The Health Foundation refers to “disconnected youth” as people between the ages of 5-17 who are not involved in out-of-school activities or not working, and “disconnected young adults” as people between the ages of 16-24 who are not in school and not working. Evidence indicates that youth who are involved in out-of-school programs are less likely to use drugs, alcohol, or be involved in criminal activity. Well-designed youth activities increase protective factors needed for youth to lead healthy and productive lives.

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Foundation Staff: Sandra Day

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