The El Paso Community Foundation’s The Classroom Fund is granting $50,000 to 59 area educators for the coming school year. Projects funded range from basic classroom supplies to materials for music, special needs, and technology.
The grants are used for classroom materials. The El Paso Community Foundation purchases the requested materials for the educators, who are from the El Paso and Las Cruces area. Applicants for the Classroom Fund must be full-time, pre-K through 12th grade educators, and the requested materials must be used in the classroom by students.
“The average teacher spends several hundred dollars of their own money each year to buy items for their students,” said Stephanie Otero, EPCF Vice President of Operations. “The Classroom Fund was created to relieve that financial burden while ensuring teachers have the opportunity to work with new and innovative learning materials. We are excited to be able to offer these grants in support of education in our community.”
The 59 grants were awarded to educators in the Anthony, Canutillo, Clint, El Paso, Fabens, Ft. Hancock, Gadsden, Las Cruces, San Elizario, Socorro, Tornillo, and Ysleta school districts, and IDEA Public Schools.
Grantees will receive their requested materials during a celebratory reception later this year.
For a complete list of grant recipients and more information, visit the Classroom Fund website. The Classroom Fund is a special project of the El Paso Community Foundation.