Building traditions. Supporting Education.






ClassImproving public education is vital to the future of our community. In order to help RE-1 Valley School District meet the increasing challenges ahead, a collaborative effort involving the school board, administrators, teachers, parents and the leadership of the local community — businesses, local officials, and other philanthropic individuals and organizations is necessary.

The RE-1 Valley Foundation, Inc. was established in 1993 to provide funding for district programs and activities which are beyond the State of Colorado's budgetary support of the public schools in our district.

The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the educational experience of the students within the RE-1 Valley School District. That mission is achieved through the mini-grant program, impact grants, managing memorial scholarship endowments, identifying needs and developing strategic projects to improve the District, and raising funds to support these projects.

Board Chair's Note

I would like to welcome everyone back for the 2013-2014 school year and thank RE-1 Valley staff and students for a successful 2012-2013 school year.  I cannot believe how quickly the last year went by.   For the past 3 years, the Foundation has donated $10,000.00 to DonorsChoose to help fund teacher projects and wish lists in the RE-1 Valley School District. The projects are automatically 1/2 funded by the Foundation's donation of $10,000 (there are a few limits so not just one person or group of students gets to take the whole amount) then local individualsand individuals across the nation can go research projects they like and fund the other half of the project. This has netted $60,000 worth of supplies, and helped thousands of students in the RE-1 Valley School District. During the 2012-2013 school year. The Foundation provided funding for 30 student projects in the RE-1 Valley School District through DonorsChoose. We leveraged our initial $10,000 investment by engaging an additional $10,079.49 from other donors. The Grant brought resources to 2412 students in the RE-1 Valley School district!!!!! Kudos to the staff for taking time to participate in this very worthwhile program.  

Once again, we will be partnering with DonorsChoose to support the students of RE-1, and we would like to continue to encourage teachers to apply.  We would also like to encourage the community to help us in our efforts by contributing to teacher projects as well.  You can find out more about donating to local projects at

Thank you all for everything you do to support education in our community.

Renee Johnson

The RE-1 Valley Foundation currently offers eight scholarships:
  • George & Lillian Louderback Scholarship
  • Jill Hershberger Memorial Scholarship
  • Kristin DeBord Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Curtis Long Memorial Scholarship
  • Marcia R. Luce Sterling Rotary Memorial Scholarship
  • Sterling Miracle Players Scholarship
  • Re-1 Valley Foundation Business Scholarship
  • Ryan Lieber Memorial Scholarship
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