Community Grants


The Community Grants cycle for Fall 2018 will open on September 15 and close on October 15. Please read the information below for guidelines for applying.  If you need information on upcoming cycles or have general questions regarding grants please email our Grants Coordinator at: grants@thefbsa.org 


Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant with the FBSA! Here are some guidelines to consider when applying. 
*Due to the volume of grant applications received, applications must be postmarked during the open dates for the grant cycle in order to be considered. Applications postmarked after that time will need to be resubmitted during the spring grant cycle. Thank you for your understanding.

Please use the following guidelines to determine if your grant application is eligible to be considered.

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 Military Organizations that have a charitable or educational impact.

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.

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

  6. Requests for organizations that are outside of our local community. Local community is dictated by our mission statement. Local community DOES include our New Mexico friends.

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

  8. Requests to pay any part of organizational salaries/wages.

  9. Requests to fund the purchase of alcohol.

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

  11. Requests for funds that will not be used for the intended purpose within 30 days of being awarded the grant funds.


Past Grant Recipients

Abundance Grace Church
El Paso Lacrosse, Inc.
V-605, Forty and Eight
Army Scholarship Foundation
United Through Reading
Horses Unlimited Rescue and Education Center, Inc.
Pi Theta Epsilon-UTEP
Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso
Compadres Therapy, Inc.
General Colin Powell Elementary
Guiding Star El Paso
Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico
American Legion Post 58
House of Hope
Boy Scouts of America Troop 248
Zion Lutheran Day School
Fort Bliss Elementary School
Cielo Vista Elementary School
USO
Emergence Health Network
Child Crisis Center of El Paso
Army Scholarship Foundation
Armed Services YMCA-JEFC
Cielo Vista Elementary PTA
Dr. Nixon Elementary School
Dr. Nixon Elementary School After School Program
Nolan Richardson Middle School
Chapin High School Boys Basketball
Chapin High School Army JROTC
Chapin High School Legends Dance Company
Chapin High School Sports Medicine Program
Fort Bliss Girl Scout Troop 53011
The Children's Grief Center of El Paso
El Paso Squadron Civil Air Patrol TX215 Wreaths Across America
Operation Homefront
Veterans Non Profit