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The following information answers our most frequently asked questions. 

  • What does my gift go toward?
    DOWNLOAD OUR 2023 IMPACT REPORT Your gift works to sustain this new foundation, building capacity, as well as impacting migrant shelters on both sides of the border. For more information about our blend of focus areas, please visit the bottom section of our home page. Our public goal since 2021 is to create a full-time role for a Presbyterian Border Coordinator to lead the foundation forward by July of 2024. Nate’s part-time role for 36 months includes collaborating with the board in the start-up process of this foundation, speaking in churches across the U.S., building partnerships, engaging the Big C church of PC(USA), and heightening awareness from the border to our backyards in partnership with Abara. Nate will fade out his role by July of 2024.
  • Tres Rios Border Foundation: Donation Designation Policy
    Donations may be designated to any Region or Program Focus as defined by the foundation. Regions and Program Focuses can and will be regularly redefined in response to needs. Funds designated for a particular Foundation Partner or for any other organization are not allowed. Funds received this way will be renegotiated between the Foundation and the originating donor within 30 days or, if renegotiation fails or 30 days passes, the donor funds will be returned to the originating donor.
  • Can we donate by mail?
    Tres Rios Presbytery Memo Line: Tres Rios Border Foundation 1201 W Wall St Midland, TX 79701
  • What is the banking information for funding transfers?
    MTCU ACH Routing Number: 316386489 Account Number: 0000254078
  • Is TRBF a 501(c)3?
    Yes. Our federal tax ID is EIN: 85-3519480 For your convenience, our EIN articles and Certificate of Filing are provided here.
  • Is my donation tax deductible?
    Yes. We’re publicly known as “Tres Rios Border Foundation” and our legal umbrella is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization known as Presbytery of Tres Rios Border Ministry Foundation. Your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.
  • Will I receive a receipt?
    The Presbytery of Tres Rios will send you an Annual End-of-Year Giving Summary by the end of January. If giving online, please be sure to keep a copy of your auto digital receipt for tax purposes. For Giving Q’s, please contact: Theresa Wright
  • How do I donate stock?
    Donations can be made to Tres Rios Border Foundation via whose account is held at Fidelity Investments. Please contact your tax or financial advisor for more information Online Stock Page | DTC Form
  • Can we continue giving to Pasos de Fe?
    Tres Rios Border Foundation is legally unable to process gifts for any specific groups. To give directly to Pasos de Fe, your bank might require written or digital documents. You may need to contact your lawyer to set up the process of giving across the border. The following info is provided to set up an international bank transfer: Below is their organizations information: Fundacion Binacional Pasos de Fe y Esperanza AC Hacienda La Esperanza 3304 Sn, FRACC., Hacienda de Las Torres Univers Juarez, Juarez, CP: 00032576 Banco Santander (Mexico), S.A. Institucion de Banca Multiple Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico 3834 Suc. America Av de Las Americas Y S Bolivar No 1243 C Account Number: 65-50806283-4 CLABE: 0141166550806283452 BIC/SWIFT: BMSXMXMMXXX Banco Santander Mexico, S.A. ABA for Santander: 231372691
  • Do you accept grant applications?
    Yes. Tres Rios Border Foundation now accepts proposals for financial support. With a high emphasis on place-based initiatives through mutual flourishing, TRBF distributes grants through relationally-informed Focused Giving Circles. Upon approval, resources are dispersed alongside leaders to sustain one’s geographic focus, project, and lifestyle on the border. We are a growing foundation focused on distributing small grants primarily focused in the Juárez-El Paso Sector along the border. Grant Seekers: Apply Today
  • What is the difference between Tres Rios Border Foundation and Abara?
    Rather than re-inventing the wheel, PC(USA) approached Abara to form a partnership as Abara partners across many divides in faith and non-faith circles. In partnership, Abara is the primary connection and training arm for Border Encounters and Border Response (shelter support). Tres Rios Border Foundation is focused on inspiring, equipping, and connecting PC(USA) congregations to engage in meaningful ways with Abara, NGOs, Pastors, and various ministries. It’s an honor to imagine and work together for the common good.
  • Why Give to Tres Rios Border Foundation?
    We envision communities working for narrative, systems, and personal change – upstream (root causes of global migration) and downstream (relief and development). Tres Rios Border Foundation is guided by the following distinctives as we follow Jesus of Nazareth:

Ways To Engage 

Beyond the Borderlands

Extend welcome in your city

An online center for information and education for refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and welcoming communities


Rev. Dr. John Nelsen and Rev. Dr. Sue Dickson are available to speak with your Mission Committee or at your retreat or worship service. 


There are many resources that could be listed. These are a few starting points.





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