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Borrego Valley Endowment Fund – Announces Spring 2023 Grant Awards

Borrego Springs, April 26, 2023–The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVDF) announced today the recipients of its 2023 Community Foundation Grant Awards. The BVEF is proud to support the enduring, community-wide benefits created by each of these initiatives and to support the missions of the recipient organizations whose dedication and hard work make Borrego Springs such a great place to live, work, and play.

The 2023 BVEF Community Foundation Grants have been awarded to:

  • Anza-Borrego Foundation – $1,500 for translation of interpretive materials into Spanish.
  • BASIC (Basic Education for Students in Need) – $28,500 for Summer Learning Academy.
  • Borrego Art Institute – $10,000 for gardening skills and nutrition education for grades 1 through 5.
  • Borrego Springs High School Basketball Program – $6,593 – this grant “matches” the program’s Go Fund Me initiative, allowing the program to reach its goal of $10,000 to purchase basketball and athletic equipment for the girls’ and boys’ sports teams.
  • Borrego Village Association – $10,000 for Emergency First Aid/CPR and Wilderness First Responder training programs.

Congratulations recipients!

As the largest and oldest philanthropic institution in the region, the BVEF is uniquely positioned to support the strategic development of the Borrego Valley for decades to come. Focusing attention on the region’s greatest challenges and using its resources in a targeted, disciplined manner enables the BVEF to realize its vision of Borrego Springs as a vibrant, healthy, and sustainable desert community that serves as the gateway to California’s largest state park. While the BVEF remains dedicated to its original mission of supporting healthcare, it also supports the programs of organizations in the Borrego Valley that are dedicated to addressing the educational, cultural, economic, and social needs of our community.

The BVEF’s mission is to harness the power of philanthropy to create enduring, community-wide benefits for the Borrego region. If you would like to support programs like these or establish a donor advised fund to support the programs and causes you care most about, please visit or contact us at

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