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 2022 Grantees!

Melissa Alvarez
Del Valle High
Alma Alvidrez
Benito Martinez Elementary
Gabriel Aragon
Sun Ridge Middle
Lana Arreola
Stanton Elementary
Maria Becerra
Fabens Elementary
Sarah Bell
La Union Elementary
Jessica Borunda
Americas High
Alfredo Burciaga
El Paso Bridges Academy
Xochitl Callejo
Wiggs Middle
Sandra Camacho
Ricardo Estrada Junior High
Lizette Carbajal
Loma Verde Elementary
Claudia Castaneda
Eastlake High
Harry Collins
Ann Garcia-Enriquez Middle
Naomi Conner
Young Women's Academy
David Contreras
Harmony Science Academy
Jacob Contreras
Tornillo High
Austin Curtin
The Cherry Hill School
Alejandro De La Pena
Parkland Pre Engineering Middle
Dymonds Duckworth
Sun Ridge Middle
Krystal Eby
Purple Heart Elementary
Lorena Flores
Fabens High
Marisol Galarza
Ann Garcia-Enriquez Middle
Angelica Garcia
Bassett Middle
Alice Hanson
Lancaster Elementary
Sarahi Hardy
Anthony High
Elizabeth Luna-Lopez
San Elizario High
Monica Madrid
Young Women's Leadership Academy
Magdalena Martinez
Montwood Middle
Michael Mata
Austin High
Elizabeth Monroy
Irvin High
Diana Montes
Fabens Middle
Karina Murga
Parkland Elementary
Rachel Norman Aguirre
San Elizario High
Souaad Nuñez
Bill Childress Elementary
Rebecca Olan Gomez
Lorenzo Alarcon Elementary
Ruby Orquiz
Fabens Elementary
Denise Ortega
Collins Elementary
Norma Pacheco
James Butler Elementary
Ricardo Pacheco
Santa Teresa High
Claudia Peterson
Lincoln Middle
Monica Peña-Rivera
St. Patrick's Cathedral School
Ana Piña-Calderón
James Butler Elementary
Juli Porflit
Park Elementary
Stephanie Preciado-Shelton
Alma d'Arte Charter High
Adriana Quinones
IDEA Mesa Hills
Patricia Ramirez
Irvin High
Valerie Ramirez
Lujan Chavez Elementary
David Rodriguez
Cathedral High
Susana Rodriguez-Snyder
Robert Rojas Elementary
Tabatha Schacht
Montwood High