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 2021 Grantees!

Eduardo Acosta
Jefferson High
Rebecca Adams
Kohlberg Elementary
Sandra Armendariz
Guillen Middle
Lana Arreola
Stanton Elementary School
Mayra Barbosa
Anthony Elementary
Kevin Elizalde
Alfonso Borrego, Sr. Elementary
Sergio Estrada
Riverside High
Kinuko Falvo
Coronado High
Michael Ford
Tornillo Junior High
Caroleen Franklin
Benito Martinez
Yolanda Gallo
Hueco Elementary
Jacob Galvan
Bowie High
Theresa Garay
Ann Garcia-Enriquez Middle
Karina Garcia
Kohlberg Elementary
Nora Garcia
Lorenzo Alarcon Elementary
Thomas Geiss
Raymond Telles Academy / Lafarelle
Erika Gomez
Loretto Academy
Johanna Gonzalez-Frias
Lorenzo Alarcon Elementary
Blanca Guerrero
Lorenzo Alarcon Elementary
Leeza Gutierrez
IDEA Rio Vista
Mark Gutierrez
Lamar Elementary
Christine Hernandez
Canutillo High
Raymond Hernandez
O'Donnell Elementary
Edna Herrera
Berino Elementary
Claudia Holguin
Frank Macias Elementary
Leslie Horvath
Crockett Elementary
Zenia Ihorn
Mesita Elementary
Issis Inzunza
Vista Del Futuro
Pamela Janecki
Ysleta High
Nicah Johnson
Central Elementary
Ana Lepe
Bliss Elementary
Rosa Loya
Irvin High
Chelsea Lucas
Lynn Middle
Lynn Middle
Rebecca Manriquez
Center for Career and Technology Education
Magdalena Martinez
Montwood Middle
Sarah Mayne
Guerrero Elementary
Lorena Mendoza
Alfonso Borrego, Sr. Elementary
Krystal Mijares
Alfonso Borrego, Sr. Elementary
Priscilla/Mary Moreno/Acosta
Andress High
Stacy Myers
Chester Jordan Elementary
Souaad Nunez
Bill Childress Elementary
Heather O'Dell
Franklin High
Lizbeth Ortega
Vista Del Sol Elementary
Laura Pacheco
Young Women's Academy
Cristina Perez
Western Hills Elementary
Maribel Pinela
Lincoln Middle
Juli Porflit
Park Elementary
Ruth Ramirez
Alfonso Borrego, Sr. Elementary
Juanita Ribhail
Vista Del Futuro
Filomena Rigales
Vista Del Futuro
Myriam Sanchez
Ann Garcia-Enriquez Middle
Ruby Shivery
Newman Elementary
Amy Smith
Young Women's Leadership Academy
Michelle Soriano
Wiggs Middle
Bernadette Valenzuela
Western Hills Elementary
Ernesto Villanueva
Canutillo High
Taj Woods
Burnet Elementary
olga elbancol
Chester Jordan Elementary