West Texas Ministry

Endowment Fund

The West Texas Ministry Fund was established by the Catholic Foundation in 2011 to ensure sufficient resources to support the parishes, missions and ministries in West Texas in the future.

Current Value

About this Fund

The parishes, missions and ministries of West Texas greatly benefit from dedicated funds to support annual and long-term needs. The West Texas Ministry Fund is an initiative of the Catholic Foundation to build permanent endowed funds for parishes, missions, and ministries of West Texas.

The Diocese of El Paso includes a nine-county, rural area east of El Paso covering 25,000 square miles and including the towns of Alpine, Balmorhea, Barstow, Candelaria, Fort Davis, Grandfalls, Kermit, Lajitas, Marfa, Marathon, Monahans, Pecos, Presidio, Redford, Shafter, Saragosa, Sierra Blanca, Study Butte, Terlingua, Toya, Valentine, and Van Horn.

Texas Map of El Paso Diocese Counties

Why Give to Endowment?

Endowed funds provide a vehicle through which individuals make outright or planned gifts that will have an everlasting impact on the ministry/parish/school. In time the income generated by the gift will far exceed the original donation.

As a result, endowed funds provide a perpetual, supplemental source of income for such things as the enhancement of programs and ministries, facilities maintenance, scholarships and seminary assistance, priest retirement, etc. Learn more about endowed funds.

Other Ways to Give

In addition to online donations, there are a variety of ways you can donate to support this fund.

Phone or Mail

To donate by phone, please call:
(915) 872-8412
(Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT)

To mail your donation:
Download our Donation Form PDF

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving is a powerful way to provide sustainable, long-term support. As little as $20 (66 cents a day) can make a difference for the people helped by the parishes, schools, ministries, and charities in the Diocese of El Paso.

Set Up a Monthly Donation

Planned Giving

Creating a bequest in your will for the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is a powerful statement in your legacy, and costs you nothing today.

Learn More About Legacy and Planned Giving

Establish a Named Fund

Donors may create a Named Fund benefiting the endowed fund of their choice with a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more over a five-year period. If you're interested in creating a legacy in honor or memory of a loved one, contact us online or call (915) 872-8412.

Named Fund Donors Supporting the West Texas Ministry

Joe and Olga Keese III Fund
Jody and Shaw Skinner Family Fund
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