We support basic needs so kids can learn.
We help students with fees for sports and other activities.
Want to support a young musician? Give to EEF!
Our projects fund real-world learning, like school gardens!
Our classroom grants create enriching learning opportunities.


EEF Classroom Grants Open - Apply now!EEF has over $80,000 in Classroom Grants to award to educators in the Tucson Unified School District.  The Grant Application for school year, 2019-20 is open January 14, 2019 - March 15, 2019. 

Now is your opportunity to submit your proposal for that great idea you've had for your classroom or that project you've been lacking the funding for! And great news! The process is easier than ever! All submissions are online this year.

Click on the Grants tab to start the application process.


Steps to apply:

 1. Register for your online account through the EEF website.

 2. Log in to Common Grant website.

 3. Find Educational Enrichment Foundation and click on select program next to the name. There's only one app - Classroom Grant

 4. Click on start draft app.

 5. Fill out all fields on all pages.

 6. When submit button is green click on it to submit your application. If you are not ready to submit the app, pause out of the application.

 7. After submitting your application, you will receive a application number on the screen and an email notification informing you that your application has been submitted.


Contact Drisana, EEF Programs Associate, with any questions at programs@eeftucson.org or 520-325-8688

There's still time to take advantage of the Tax Credit for 2018There's still time to take advantage of the Tax Credit for 2018

Did you know that you can donate to EEF and your TUSD school of choice?

EEF is a Qualifying Charitable Organization which means contributions to EEF qualify as a Tax Credit on your Arizona Tax Return, and contributions to TUSD schools qualify for the Public School Tax Credit.

So don't worry!  You can give to a TUSD school and EEF!  You can do both!


Make your Tax Credit Contribution by April 15, 2019 and for the QCO tax credit joint filers qualify for up to $800 dollar-for-dollar match and $400 for single filers.

For the Public School Tax Credit, your contribution if filing joint a tax return qualifies for up to $400 or $200 for single filers.  Visit azdor.gov for more information.


Click on the donate button on the right to give now!


 EEF is not allowed to accept a tax credit donation designated for a specific school or team.


Arizona Tax Credit Change to Qualifying Charitable OrganizationsArizona Tax Credit Change to Qualifying Charitable Organizations

Due to recent changes to the Arizona Tax credit, all certified charities have been assigned a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) Code for identification.  Use this code when filing your taxes.  Educational Enrichment Foundation’s assigned QCO Code is: 20070.  For more information contact your tax professional and/or visit the azdor.gov website.

TEP Awards EEF $150,000 for STEM ProjectsTEP Awards EEF $150,000 for STEM Projects

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has awarded $150,000 to EEF to power science, technology, engineering and math projects in Tucson Unified School District over the next three years. Educators throughout TUSD will be able to apply for the funds through our annual Classroom Grant Process every Spring for the next few years. The EEF Classroom Grant Program is a simple process. Any employee working in the district can apply with our brief on-line application that asks for a plan, including a budget and a breakdown of the resources needed. The classroom grants will be announced here, in January 2019.  Click on the Grants tab and select Classroom Grants.  For questions, call (520) 325-8688.

About EEF

Our Mission:  Providing resources to expand and enrich student learning in the Tucson Unified School District.

The Educational Enrichment Foundation (EEF) is an independent non-profit 501c3 organization founded by Tucson's community and business leaders in order to support the students and teachers within Tucson Unified School District schools.

Established in 1983, EEF is the oldest foundation of its kind in Arizona and serves 49,000 Tucson Unified students annually. Through its grants, scholarships, professional development programs, and community activities, EEF actively provides enhanced and enriched learning resources for Tucson Unified students, teachers, and schools, advocates for educational excellence for all children, and ensures access to educational enrichment opportunities within Tucson Unified for financially in-need students.

EEF programs are supported by corporate and non-profit grants, payroll deductions made by hundreds of dedicated Tucson Unified employees, and contributions from the general public.


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  • Educational Enrichment Foundation
    3809 E. Third St.
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    Phone: 520.325.8688
    Fax: 520.325.8579
    Email: info@eeftucson.org

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  • Interns wanted
    We are currently looking for Spring 2019 interns!  If you are interested send a letter of interest to Operations@eeftucson.org.