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Grant Guidelines

Your Guide to Grants

The El Paso Community Foundation and its supporting organizations are proud to provide grants to nonprofits in the greater El Paso region. Refer to the following guidelines when applying for a grant for your nonprofit.

Contact Bonita Johnson or call (915) 533-4020 with questions.

Grant Portal

Granting Areas of Interest

Arts & Humanities



Health & Disabilities

Human Services (basic human needs)

Economic Development

Granting Priorities

Projects that will result in more effective ways of doing things — ideas that require risk-taking

Projects that can create an impact with a moderate amount of grant money

Projects that show collaboration with other organizations

Grant Application Tips

Applications are open for thirty days, and are typically due February 1 or August 1.

You can save your application to finish at a later time prior to submitting.

If you are required to submit a grant report, please do so before submitting a new grant application.

Nonprofit organizations can submit only one request for consideration per funding source in any 12-month period.

Do not submit your application in all upper-case lettering.

If you have questions, the El Paso Community Foundation at 915-533-4020.

Grant Limitations

We generally do not make grants to:


Capital campaigns

Fundraising events/projects

Religious organizations for religious purposes

Annual appeals and membership contributions

Organizations that are political or partisan in purpose

Travel for individuals or groups

Organizations outside the greater El Paso geographic area

Endowment Funds

Past operating deficits