Updated: Oct 21, 2021
The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund launched a Community Needs Assessment Program,
the first of its kind, in late September. All Borrego Springs philanthropic organizations were
invited to participate in one of a series of outreach meetings, called “listening sessions” and
conducted via Zoom. The response has been enthusiastic and productive.
Borrego’s non-profits fulfill critical roles in the life of Borrego Springs: from arts and cultural events to healthcare; from protecting our environment to educational services; from transportation for seniors to providing food for struggling families. In an effort to better understand the programs, goals, challenges and aspirations of our local non-profits, members of the BVEF board of directors will participate in five meetings with a total of 13 local charities.
The goals of the Community Needs Assessment Program are to raise community awareness of local non-profits, foster communication amongst the charities for stronger collaboration, and broaden fundraising capabilities through new philanthropic channels. The BVEF intends to follow-up on the “listening sessions” by consolidating the information gleaned and using it to identify priorities for new sources of charitable giving, highlight community needs or gaps that are not currently being met by philanthropic efforts, and look for new ways we can work together to build a stronger community through collaborative philanthropy.
The BVEF is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of the Borrego Valley and its residents.