About Us

The Aspen Institute

The Hunt Family Foundation committed to a challenge grant in 2015 for the Aspen Institute’s Latinos and Society Program. The grant will total up to $600,000, payable in installments over 5 years. The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program will be able to advance its overarching goals and incorporate the Paso del Norte Region into its programming and policy work.

Center Against Family Violence

Since 2005, the Hunt Family Foundation has supported the Center Against Family Violence. A $500,000 commitment will commence in 2016 and will be payable in installments over 5 years. The grant money will be used towards the Center Against Family Violence’s capital campaign to construct, furnish and equip a new emergency shelter.

Council of Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development Corporation (CREEED)

In 2014, the Hunt Family Foundation made a commitment with CREEED totaling $2,700,000. This collaboration will aid in advancing programs that improve educational attainment levels, position students for in-demand occupations or careers, and enhance the success rate of post-secondary completion in the Paso del Norte Region. The three main programs from CREEED that support this initiative are ACT El Paso, Young Achievers Forum and Girls Who Code.

El Paso Community College Foundation

A grant of $1 million to The El Paso Community College Foundation, Inc (the "EPCC Foundation") will be used to build a permanent scholarship fund for the EPCC Foundation and to provide current scholarships to students attending El Paso Community College.

El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA)

The Hunt Family Foundation has supported the EPMA since 1988. Our current grant to EPMA began in 2012, and totals $1,000,000 over seven years. This grant supports the museum’s important work of improving cultural and educational opportunities for the Paso del Norte community.

El Paso YWCA

The Hunt Family Foundation has supported the El Paso Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) since 1987. Our current grant to the YWCA began in 2011, and totals $1,200,000, payable over seven years. This grant supports the Be-Y Miracles Happen Capital Campaign, which provides improvements and upgrades to management and security systems, necessary infrastructure, and child learning centers and curriculum at YWCA branches around El Paso.

El Paso Zoological Society

The current grant to the El Paso Zoological Society totals $800,000, payable over five years. These payments will begin in 2017 and will be used towards an endangered species carousel and polygon pavilion for the El Paso Zoo.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger

A grant to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) began in 2013 totaling $250,000 over five years. This grant is to be used for building renovations and equipment for the new facility and a future operations endowment.

El Paso Museum of History Foundation

In 2016, the Hunt Family Foundation made a multi-year challenge grant agreement with the El Paso Museum of History Foundation totaling $500,000. This commitment will be paid over five years, with the funds being used to benefit the El Paso Museum of History.

FEMAP Foundation (FEMAP)

The Hunt Family Foundation has supported FEMAP since 1994. Our current grant to FEMAP totals $500,000 over five years starting in 2015. This grant supports the capital campaign to add rooms to the Hospital de la Familia and to build a new facility for the FEMAP School of Nursing in Juarez, Mexico.

Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing

The Hunt Family Foundation has supported the Texas Tech University Health Science Center at El Paso (TTEP) since 2002. Our current grant to TTEP began in 2011, and totals $10,000,000 over eleven years. This grant established the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing in El Paso, an accredited institution offering a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, and is intended to increase pre-licensure program enrollment, attract new faculty, and increase the number of nursing professionals in the Paso del Norte region.

Lydia Patterson Institute (LPI)

The Hunt Family Foundation has supported the LPI since 2001. Our current grant to the LPI, starting in 2015, totals $750,000 over five years. This grant contributes to the capital campaign and funds will be used to renovate all existing facilities.

Paso del Norte Foundation

A challenge grant of up to $1,000,000, starting in 2016, was executed to benefit the Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar. The “Fundación” will improve health, education, economic opportunity and quality of life for children and families of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.

Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA)

The Hunt Family Foundation has made grants and commitments of $750,000 to The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation to be used to advance the development of The Medical Center of the Americas and to advance the Paso del Norte community research agenda.

New Mexico State University Foundation – Hunt Center for Entrepreneurship

In 2016, the Hunt Family Foundation confirmed a $2,500,000 commitment to the New Mexico State University Foundation in connection with the Hunt Center for Entrepreneurship at New Mexico State University. The funds will be payable in installments over 6 years, starting in 2017, and will be used to promote economic growth in the Borderplex region.

Texas State History Museum Foundation

The Hunt Family Foundation will grant a total of $250,000 to benefit the Bullock Texas State History Museum. All funds will be used for the La Belle Permanent Exhibition, with the first of five annual payments due in 2016. The exhibition will display the sunken French ship, La Belle, with thousands of rare artifacts and features to tell the story of the North American shipwreck.

University of TX – Rowling Graduate School of Business

The Hunt Family Foundation will grant $1,000,000 to the University of Texas at Austin, with the first of four annual payments beginning in 2018. The grant money will be used to support the construction of the Robert B. Rowling Hall in the McCombs School of Business.

University of TX – WLH Endowed Presidential Scholarship

In 2012, a challenge grant was executed to total up to $250,000 over 5 years. The donated funds are to be used towards the Woody L. Hunt Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Business. This permanent endowment benefits undergraduate students from the Paso del Norte Region, who are also enrolled in the McCombs School of Business.

Texas Tech University Health Science Center – El Paso School of Dentistry

The Hunt Family Foundation, Texas Tech Foundation, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Texas Tech University System have executed and entered into a non-endowed gift agreement to construct a School of Dentistry on the Texas Tech – El Paso campus. The school will be known as the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine. This commitment will amount to $25,000,000, payable from 2019-2028.

UTEP

The Hunt Family Foundation has supported the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) since 1987. Our current commitment to UTEP will total $5,000,000 over nine years. This grant supports the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness, a multi-disciplinary public policy institute for research and analysis of the interface between education and economic development in the Paso del Norte region, and the Marcus J. Hunt Graduate Fellows Program in Business.

Ysleta Education Foundation

The Hunt Family Foundation first began supporting the Ysleta Education Foundation in 2002. A commitment of up to $100,000 per academic school year will begin in 2016. The granted funds will provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Ysleta High School to attend El Paso Community College.