The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund

Dedicated to supporting the health and well-being 
of the Borrego Valley and its residents


Our Mission

As the region's only community-wide foundation, BVEF serves as a catalyst for philanthropic support to address Borrego's most urgent community and environmental needs.


The Small Town with a Mighty Vision

If you are ready to join us in preserving this treasure known as The Borrego Valley, click this link. We are thrilled to welcome you to our small community with a mighty mission. The BVEF is grateful to receive donations of any amount.

The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVEF) is a public, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operating in the Borrego Valley in Southeastern California. Begun in 1996, it now manages a 9 million dollar portfolio.


Oppose Placing Sexually Violent Predators in Borrego Springs

Join your neighbors in Borrego Springs and other rural communities in supporting opposition to the placement of Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs) in Borrego Springs. Opposition is being spearheaded by the Borrego Springs SVP Task Force.

Check out our GoFundMe campaign:

The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVEF) has provided $25,000 in seed funding to help this citizen-led, grassroots effort to safeguard our community. The goal of the gofundme campaign is to match the BVEF funds by raising an additional $25,000 in matching funds to help the Task Force. Funds will be used to develop a consistent, professional, enduring and effective "lobbying" strategy to block placement of SVPs in Borrego Springs. Note that this is an ongoing effort. We are preparing another proposed placement in October. You can donate directly to the BVEF to support this effort by clicking HERE

Specifically, your support will help the Task Force cover the costs to:

  • Retain legal counsel to block court-ordered placements of SVPs in Borrego Springs

  • Hire a professional lobbyist to lobby Sacramento to change SVP laws and practices

  • Develop a database of supporters and communication/e-mailing

  • Facilitate digital and in-person meetings, organize town halls,

  • Provide regular news and updates

  • Design and write high-quality print collateral/handouts

  • Design, manufacture and install signage

  • Design and insert announcements in print and other media (SD Tribune; PBS etc.); use media to help our cause and spread the word

  • Organize participation from local citizenry in the process

  • Transportation and costs of travel to hearings in SD

  • Design posters, t-shirts, anti-SVP branding to keep SVPs out of our rural communities

  • Liaise with County / other officials