Grant Details

Durango Education Foundation*

(970) 385-1491
201 E. 12th Street
Durango, CO 81301
  • Z Archive March
  • Colorado
  • La Plata
Maximum Grant Amount
not specified
March 25, 2024

The Durango Education Foundation accepts grant applications semi-annually.

The Foundation awards funding for programs, materials and technology that cultivate life-changing learning opportunities for pre-K through Grade 12 students of Durango School District 9-R.

Core Academic
Core Grants support programs, materials, and technology that cultivate life-changing learning opportunities for Durango School District 9-R students.  They encourage innovative ideas, pilot programs, and efforts to promote excellence in classrooms and programs that serve the 9-R students.  All grant applications that are tentatively approved must go through an internal 9-R department(s) review to ensure their compatibility with systems already in place. 

Crane Music & Fine Arts
This fund supports education in the visual and performing arts.  Typically, this supports such elements as materials, supplies, visiting artists, and equipment.  Other items will be considered. 

Student Competition & Travel
This fund offers grants to help academic activity groups build their competition capacity and assist in the cost of academic team travel to regional, national and international competitions. 

Gretchen's Classroom
Established to honor lifelong educator, Gretchen Wilson,  This fund offers modest grants to teachers to help defray costs of classroom projects and materials not otherwise covered by the school budget. 

​Supplies for Success
In partnership with Dr. Kim Priebe, this grant was established to help students obtain supplies needed to be successful in their classroom when their families find themselves in extenuating circumstances.  This grant is meant to purchase supplies for individual students, based on the materials they need to participate and be successful in their classrooms.  9-R staff can apply for the grant on behalf of a student when they become aware that buying supplies or necessities can be difficult for their family.

Grants are open to any teacher, staff member or administrator in Durango School District 9-R. They are also open to other non-profit organizations with programs that serve the students in Durango 9-R. Grants are intended to assist educators in serving students of all ages, abilities, and academic interest areas.

2023-24 Application Periods
October 1 -
February 2 - March 28, 2024

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 3/27/2024

Application Link
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