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Community Grants

Community Grants cycles are run on a monthly basis, August - April, starting on the first of the month and ending on the last day of the month. Please review the eligibility information below, download your application to your computer and submit the application to in .pdf format.

If you need information on our grants program, please email our Community Grants Chair at:

Application packet must include: 

  1. Completed application 

  2. Request letter including the following information:
         a. The organization’s mission/history and any military affiliation.
         b. The details of the specific project that funds are being requested for and a date in which the funds are needed.
         c. Itemized breakdown of how proposed funds will be spent.
         d. Any other funding sources that have been approached for this project.
         e. Any other information the organization deems helpful. 

  3. IRS EIN and proof (letter for the IRS, etc.) 

**Applications missing any of this information will NOT be reviewed 


Applications must be submitted via email to

Notification letters detailing the outcome of grant requests will be emailed to the point of contact listed on the application once a decision has been reached by the Grants Committee, General Board, and General Membership. 

All decisions are final.

We will enthusiastically consider grant requests for:

  1. Organizations that develop and foster a spirit of community.

  2. Programs and enrichment activities within the Fort Bliss and Greater-El Paso communities as well as national organizations that have a charitable or educational impact on military families. Local organizations will be considered first before funding national organizations’ requests.

We cannot fund grant requests for: 

  1. Request for funding of an organization's own scholarships, grants or any type of third-party distribution of funds.

  2. Requests for funding of anything that might be considered a gift from your organization to an individual/third party.

  3. Requests to fund an organizations fundraising costs.

  4. For educators: Non-curriculum/school club-based requests (this does not include activities such as JROTC, athletics, NHS, etc.).

  5. Requests for funding for individuals. (Checks will only be written out to an organization, not to individuals).

  6. Requests without itemized cost breakdowns, quotes, past cost examples, etc. If this cannot be provided, applicants must thoroughly explain why.

  7. Requests to pay any part of organizational salaries/wages. We are unable to grant requests for operating costs.

  8. Requests to fund the purchase of alcohol.

  9. Requests that cannot be legally made by an organization.

  10. Requests for funds that will not be used for the intended purpose within 30 days of being awarded the grant funds. Exceptions must be coordinated with the Community Grants Chair and are considered on a case-by-case basis.

You can see other organizations we’ve supported by visiting our Community Impact page.
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