The Classroom Fund was created in 2011 as a special project of the El Paso Community Foundation. Since then, over half a million dollars have been awarded to purchase materials and equipment to enhance learning opportunities and engage students in the El Paso and Las Cruces area.
Full-time educators in this region are eligible for resource grants for the 2022-2023 school year from The Classroom Fund! Grants for $1,000 or less will be available. The Classroom Fund will provide requested classroom materials directly to the educators. Applications are due by May 8, 2022.
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.