Classroom Grants

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Grant Cycle: Monday, February 15th, 2021 – Tuesday, April 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Grant Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.



The EEF Classroom Grant application process is done using the CommonGrant website.

Please use the links below to register if you are a new user, or sign back in if you are a returning user. Then watch the instructional video explaining how to apply.


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





Watch the video below for instructions on how to register and use the website.


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

Ora S. & Jane Davies Kindergarten Grant
Grants to support educational or cultural programs in a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten classroom. PreK-Kindergarten, up to $1,000.

Educational Exception Grant
Projects in an Exceptional Education classroom or setting. PreK-12, up to $1,000.

Stocker Family Fine Arts & Literacy Grant
Projects to that supplement core curriculum with fine arts and literacy. PreK-12, up to $1,000.

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, up to $1,000.

Proposal Guidelines

1. Proposals must be for projects taking place during the 2021-2022 school year led by TUSD educators for TUSD students.
2. ONLY Tucson Unified staff & educators are eligible to apply. Staff may collaborate with students and parents to apply for grant funds. However, only TUSD employees may be listed as lead educators and team members on the grant application.
3. EEF classroom grants may not be used to compensate Tucson Unified teachers or staff for any purpose.
4. Teams of educators may apply but a lead educator must be identified in the proposal.
5. EEF’s Allocations Committee reviews and evaluates all proposals on an annual basis and notifies recipients in April. Grants will be funded after July 1, 2021.
6. Proposals are awarded on a competitive basis according to the strength of their originality and thoughtfulness, available funding, and the clear articulation of their specific learning goals as they relate to curriculum enrichment.
7. Clearly state the proposed project’s learning objectives, discuss how you will achieve these objectives and how you plan to assess your effectiveness in achieving these objectives.
8. Be sure your budget is clear and understandable. Funds must be spent as stipulated in the proposal budget. All expenditures must be supported with physical receipts. Funds must supplement, not replace, state or local funds; funds cannot be used to compensate teachers or other TUSD staff.
9. New and continuing projects will be considered.
10. If a teacher’s position or school site changes the applicant MUST contact EEF.

Classroom Grant Sponsors 

EEF General and Exceptional Education categories are funded by proceeds from:

EEF’s Celebrity Spelling Bee

EEF Ray Davies Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement Award Luncheon


Jacob Eisner Memorial Endowment

Ora S. & Jane Davies Endowment

Stocker Foundation

The Martin M. Wandrey Fund

Tucson Electric Power (TEP)