Classroom Grants

EEF Classroom Grant Program for the 2019-20 School Year


Exciting Announcements:

-For the 2019-2020 School Year, EEF has over $80,000 to award in Classroom Grants!

-Of the $80,000, Powered by TEP will award $50,000 to STEM related Classroom Grants!

-Classroom Grant Applications will now be submitted ONLINE.


*2018-2019 Recipients: Please note that you will still need to EMAIL or FAX in the evaluation form and your receipts at the end of the school year, as you had agreed to upon being awarded. This will NOT be done through Common Grant’s website.


Grant Cycle begins Monday, January 14, 2019 & closes Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

Grant Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Application Process


The NEW application process will be done online using Common Grant. Watch the video below for instructions on how to register and use the website.

Instructional Video


Using the links below, you may register for Common Grant, or sign back on if you are a returning user:

First-time Users


Returning Users




EEF classroom grants will not cover the cost of basic needs such as clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, general school supplies, or food. If you are a Tucson Unified educator seeking assistance in these areas, please contact the EEF office for information about EEF’s programs that address Basic Needs Support for TUSD students. 

Proposal Categories

(select one category ONLY; EEF reserves the right to re-categorize your proposal)


EEF General Fund Classroom Grant

Up to $1,000 available for projects that do not fall within any of the following categories, but that enrich classroom experiences, teach critical thinking skills, promote creative problem-solving, stimulate a lifelong interest in learning that explores concepts, ideas, and principles beyond the core curriculum. (PreK-12)
Library Power Grant

Up to $1,000 available for projects that incorporate collaborative planning and teaching by librarians and teachers utilizing library resources. (PreK-12)

Healthy Choices Grant

Up to $1,000 available for projects that focus on healthy menu choices, including lessons on growing and preparing healthy food.  Projects may include school gardens, field trips to gardens, markets and restaurants. (PreK-12)

Jacob Eisner Memorial K- Creativity Grant

One $500 grant available to K-5 teachers for projects that develop elementary school children’s creativity through special projects. (K-5)

Ray Davies Humanitarian Classroom Grant

One $500 grant available for a project that focuses on humanitarian or human rights issues. (PreK-12)

Ora S. & Jane Davies Kindergarten Classroom Grant

Up to $1,000 available to support educational or cultural programs in a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten classroom. (K)

Exceptional Education Grant

Up to $1,000 available for projects in an Exceptional Education classroom or setting. (K-12)

Stocker Family Fine Arts & Literacy Grant

Up to $1,000 available for projects that supplement core curriculum with fine arts and literacy. (PreK-12)

Powered by TEP STEM Grant NEW!

Up to $1,000 available for STEM-based projects. This may include resources for STEM related projects and curriculum, field trips to communities that enrich the understanding of STEM, projects that promote the importance of STEM fields, etc.  (PreK-12)

Proposal Guidelines

EEF’s Classroom Grant Program Sponsors

Past Recipients

2017-18 Classroom Grant Sponsor