Full-time teachers in the El Paso and Las Cruces area are eligible for resource grants for the 2020-2021 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 June 1, 2020.
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 your 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 the first week of July.
The Classroom Fund has awarded more than $500,000 in resource grants, $400,000 in impact grants and $200,000 through its ArtStream program since it was created in 2011 as a special project of the El Paso Community Foundation.
A total of $50,000 was awarded to 55 teachers in 2019.