Stay tuned for 2024 Grant Announcement coming soon!

About The Classroom Fund

Support Educators and Engage Students

Research estimates that the average teacher spends several hundred dollars of their own money each year to buy items for their students. The Classroom Fund was created by the El Paso Community Foundation to relieve that financial burden while ensuring educators have the opportunity to work with new and innovative learning materials. Since 2011, 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.


Educators submit a simple application that includes contact information, three short questions, and list of requested materials. Start your application here.


The application is reviewed by a grant committee comprised of retired educators, community members and current high school students. The committee carefully reviews and scores the application based on innovation, demonstrated need, and student engagement.


The selected educators will be invited to a reception where they will receive requested materials.

The Classroom Fund supports, celebrates and elevates the impact of educators in our community.

Congratulations to the 2024 Grantees!

Ilba Aguilar
Barron Elementary
Sandra Aguirre
Tornillo Junior High
Rogelio Alvadaz
San Elizario High
Clarissa Alvillar
Fabens Elementary
Ilse Angel
Bel Air High
Lourdes Arenas
Cooley Elementary
Carlos Barba
Pebble Hills High
Ruth Bohlin
Burges High
Natalie Carrasco
Fabens Middle
Antonio Castruita
Mission Early College
Emil Chaparro
Americas High
Janet Chaparro
Carroll T. Welch Elementary
Jezabel Collins
Guerrero Elementary
Alejandro De La Peña
Parkland Pre Engineers Middle
David Esquivel
Northwest Early College
Diana Frausto
El Paso High
Brenda Garcia
Harmony School of Science
Jose Garcia
Del Valle Middle
Aldo Gutierrez
Fabens Middle
Monica Gutierrez
Guadalupe Ibarra
Coach Archie Duran
Vanessa Lake
Tom Lea Elementary
Diana Lopez
Canutillo Elementary
Alyssa Lowree
Franklin High
Ana Luna
Fabens Middle
Noemy Macias
Bill Childress Elementary
Vanessa Manzano
Fabens High
Sarah Mayne
Guerrero Elementary
Jeanine Mazoff
Indian Ridge Middle
Isaac Medina
Canutillo High
Verna Melendez
Clint Junior High
Stephanie Mendez
Tornillo Elementary
Nayda Mendoza
Desert Pride High
Erika Mercado
Northwest Early College
Margarita Meza
Zavala Elementary
Vania Miranda
Ysleta Elementary
Elizabeth Morales
San Elizario High
Kellie Newport
Anthony High
Rachel Norman Aguirre
San Elizario High
Naomi Nuñez
White Elementary
Rosemary Oliver
Capt. Walker Clarke Middle
Matthew Olsen
Eastwood Middle
Connie Ordenez
Mission Early College
Ariana Ornelas
Canutillo Elementary
Denise Ortega
Bobby Joe Hill
Brenda Parada
Frank Macias Elementary
Etelvina Pasaret
Loretto Academy
Norma Payne
Riverside Middle
Jennifer Perez
Josefa Sambrano Elementary
Adriana Portillo
Milam Elementary
Valerie Ramirez
Lujan Chavez Elementary
Elia Rosales
San Elizario High