El Paso grants come in several forms. They support the work of area non-profit organizations across a wide array of causes. Federal funding is used locally to make facade improvements on downtown buildings. There are also a large number of local student scholarships provided by these grants. If you live in El Paso, check out these sources for grants only available in the Sun City.
Downtown El Paso Facade Improvement Grants
Through funding El Paso receives from the federal Community Development Block Grant, owners and tenants of downtown properties can apply for funding to renovate local buildings. Grants are awarded from $1,000 up to $25,000 in matching funding and should be used to improve the exterior of each building. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Call 915-400-2294 for more information or stop by the office at Chase Tower to inquire.
El Paso Community Foundation
This community foundation was founded in 1977 and has issued well over $150 million in local support ever since. Currently, this is around $6.5 million in new funding annually. Grants support non-profit organizations around El Paso including efforts in west Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Mexico. Grants support programs that focus on the arts, economic development, education, environment, human services and more. Applications are accepted twice a year during two grant cycles with deadlines of February 1 and August 1. In addition to this non-profit grants program, the foundation provides a large number of local scholarships to graduating seniors and students already enrolled in local colleges. In 2013, 118 scholarships were awarded. Students already enrolled at the University of Texas El Paso, El Paso Community College or New Mexico State should apply at their financial aid office. High school students should apply at their guidance counselor’s office. For more information about either of these programs, call 915-533-4020.
Our Father’s Foundation
This small family based foundation was founded in 2004 and has given away half a million dollars since in local grants. It provides yearly support to local non-profit organization in based in El Paso. Grants are provided for up to $10,000 each and funding is available for up to 3 consecutive years. You must hold tax exempt 501c3 status to apply. The foundation does not issue grants to individuals. Proposals are only accepted by mail. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Category: Grants By City