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TUSD Employee Programs

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Educator Programs

We have a long-standing history of providing resources which help TUSD educators provide an enriching education for students. Through individual and corporate donations, grants, and community support, EEF has built a solid foundation of support for our programs.


Evelyn Jay Excellence in Education Award

Nominees must be current TUSD K-3 teachers, librarians,
literacy specialists, or resource teachers who demonstrate exceptional skill in successfully
developing K-3 reading skills employing inspiring, innovative, and creative


Payroll Deduction

A little goes a long way...
Did you know you can help TUSD students by setting up recurring tax-deductible donations which are automatically deducted from your paycheck?


Every dollar counts and together we can make a big difference for

TUSD students & teachers!

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Classroom Grants

TUSD Educators are invited to apply for classroom grants for up to $1,000 per project.





TUSD Educator Requests

This program supports educator requests to address student needs. 

Are you a nurse requesting packs of underwear for your health office? Are you a Community Liaison seeking backpacks for a group of students?

This program is for you!


TUSD Educators are welcome to use EEF memberships to places like the African American Museum of Southern Arizona to enrich their classrooms! 

Please reach out to learn more or suggest a new place for a membership.

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“Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity! I am confident that the mindfulness skills I will be able to teach students with these tools will be as helpful now as ever. I am incredibly appreciative of your organization and all of the work that you do. “

Sarah Howe, School Counselor

Harold Steele Elementary School

Fiscally Sponsored Projects

As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, EEF is able to serve as a fiscal sponsor for parent and community 

groups seeking to accomplish EEF mission-compatible projects for Tucson Unified teachers, students, and school sites. EEF’s Fiscal Sponsorship program provides financial management and administrative services to help make valuable community-initiated projects a reality for the Tucson Unified community and schools.

For more information about applying for fiscal sponsorship, please call or email the EEF office.

"I cannot thank EEF enough for your incredibly generous donation (of art supplies)!  I felt like a kid in a candy shop and you really made my day!"

Laura Namerow, Art Teacher

Booth Fickett K8 Math Science Magnet School.

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