The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (The Fund) Continues to Contract with Mercy Air and REACH to Cover the Deductibles and Coinsurance of Year-Round Residents & Temporary Residents* for  Emergency Medical Air Transportation. 


BASIC (Basic Assistance to Students in the Community) continues to be supported by the Fund for the third year.  Funding will provide lunch and snacks for the students attending the Reading Academy during the summer of 2018. 


In December 2017, Borrego Springs Unified School District was awarded a grant of $25,000 to assist the students and their families in removing physical and mental health obstacles that impede student’s pathway to academic success. 


BVEF granted $25,000 to San Diego Hunger Coalition to fight rural hunger in Borrego Springs.The grant awarded was the result of a food insecurity landscape assessment the Hunger Coalition completed for Borrego Springs in September 2017. The findings from the assessment estimated that 1,000 residents in a community of nearly 3,500 are food-insecure.


Borrego Valley Endowment Fund has committed to providing funding for an air quality study by UC Irvine. UC Irvine will perform a three-year project to improve understanding of, and inform mitigation efforts related to particulate matter air quality issues in and around Borrego Springs. The project will evaluate current and historical air quality trends, develop and calibrate a particulate matter air quality model of the region, and attribute likely sources of air quality degradation.

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  • Borrego Community Health Foundation--From 2002 through 2013 BVEF provided $3.2 million to support the  operations of the Borrego Medical Clinic.  By 2013 the Clinic had become part of a network of clinics in many towns with a much larger revenue base.

  • Borrego Springs Fire Department----$32,500 for defibrillators and for funding provided to offset debt from the inability of some individuals to pay for medically related services provided by the Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services.

  • BASIC--$21,000 for nutritious lunches and snacks served to students at the summer reading academy.

  • Boys & Girls Club--$5,000 for Healthy Lifestyle Program.

  • Borrego Springs Senior Center--$46,000 for meals for shut-in seniors, restocking the Medical Loan Closet, Air Conditioning and roof repairs.

  • Borrego Springs Unified School District--$185,000 for school mental health counseling services, eye clinic and exams, special needs equipment, orthodontist treatment and healthy eating program.


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 7+ million dollar portfolio.


Borrego Valley Endowment Fund P. O. Box 2714 Borrego Springs, CA 92004