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Grants to Colorado Nonprofits and Public School Staff in Eligible Regions for Academic Enrichment Materials and Programming


Geographic Focus

USA: Colorado: Durango School District 9-R

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Core Academic Grant

Durango Education Foundation

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #139394

Grant Description

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Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations and PreK-12 public school teachers, staff, and administrators in eligible regions for academic enrichment programs, materials, and technology. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to submitting a full application. Grants are intended to assist educators in serving students of all ages, abilities, and academic interest areas in Durango School District 9-R.

Core Grants support programs, materials, and technology that cultivate life-changing learning opportunities for local students. The funding source encourages innovative ideas, pilot programs, and efforts to promote excellence in classrooms and programs that serve 9-R students.

Areas that are funded:

  • Classroom needs not funded by the 9-R District budget
  • Academic Programs: pilot, innovative, collaborative, and/or regular ongoing
  • Programs to build or reward character, improve study habits, or encourage academic proficiency
  • Education in Visual and/or Performing Arts
  • Professional development expenses that are a part of a larger grant proposal
  • Programs offered by community organizations serving 9-R students.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are open to any teacher, staff member, or administrator in Durango School District 9-R. They are also open to other nonprofit organizations with programs that serve the students in Durango 9-R.

Areas that will not be awarded:
- Staff, substitutes, and administrative salaries
- Professional development expenses, unless a part of a larger grant proposal
- Items adequately funded or planned to be funded, in the 9-R District budget
- Athletics (e.g. programs, travel, facilities, or equipment)

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Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting an application.

2022 Fall Grant Cycle Important Dates
Application Cycle Opens: October 1, 2022
Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM

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Direct questions to at (970) 385-1491 or

Durango Education Foundation
201 E. 12th Street, Garden Level
Durango, CO 81301

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