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.


  • Classroom Grant Writing Workshop!Classroom Grant Writing Workshop!
    Do you have a project in mind for your students, but lack the funding to implement it?


    Have you considered applying for a Classroom Grant before, but don't know where to begin?

    Please join EEF, Caroline Carlson & Marguerite Samples for a short presentation about our grant application, how the applications are processed and assessed. Then you can brainstorm some ideas in this free of charge workshop with like-minded TUSD Educators!

  • 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.

  • Arizona 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.

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.

Angel Charity logo Thanks to generous funding provided by the Angel Charity for Children, Inc., EEF is able to offer participation fee assistance to high school students and to middle school students during the 2017-2018 school year.

EEF's 2016-2017 Report Card


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