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: https://gofund.me/bf7908bf
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