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Global Down Syndrome Foundation


The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical care, Education and Advocacy. Formally established in 2009, the Foundation’s primary focus is to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the first academic home in the United States committed solely to research and medical care for people with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society


The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to being the national advocate for the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities. NDSS has over 350 affiliates nationwide.

National Down Syndrome Congress


The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973. The NDSC is governed by a twenty-two member Board of Directors composed of parents and family members of individuals with Down syndrome, self-advocates and other individuals involved with people with Down syndrome. The purpose of the NDSC is to promote the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, public awareness, and information dissemination on all aspects of Down syndrome.


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The Buddy Walk El Paso


The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

El Paso Community Foundation


The El Paso Community Foundation was established in 1977 to foster philanthropy to address the unique opportunities and challenges of the El Paso, southern New Mexico and Ciudad Juárez region. Today, the El Paso Community Foundation provides a wide-range of philanthropic services in the region as a grant maker, convener and leadership organization to the community.

About Us

The Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso is a project partnership with the El Paso Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and all charitable gifts are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Please make checks payable to the El Paso Community Foundation, with "Down Syndrome Coalition" on the memo line.

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Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso
333 North Oregon St, 2nd Floor
El Paso, TX 79901
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