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Foundation Updates

The Classroom Fund grant applications now being accepted

March 24, 2021
The Classroom Fund grant applications now being accepted

Full-time teachers in the El Paso and Las Cruces area are eligible for resource grants for the 2021-2022 school year from the El Paso Community Foundation’s The Classroom Fund.

Grants for $1,000 or less will be available. The Classroom Fund provides requested classroom materials directly to educators in the El Paso-Las Cruces area.

Applications are due by May 16, 2021. The application dates have been moved up to accommodate the 2021-2022 school year schedule.

Grants are available to all full-time, pre-K through 12th grade educators, including teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, school nurses, and coaches who are also teachers. Eligible candidates must spend at least 75% of their time working directly with students.

Requests must be for materials students will use or experience directly.

Grant recipients are required to follow up with a report on the use of materials through photographs, video or a written letter. Grant requests are reviewed by The Classroom Fund Review Committee and are approved based on merit and available funds.

All grantees will be notified by early June.

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The Classroom Fund was created in 2011 as a special project of the El Paso Community Foundation.