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Funding innovation and ideas

The week of November 18, 1994, the Denver Business Journal wrote an article about a new trend: public school districts launching their own foundations to help support the school district and build community.

“But the idea behind the foundation isn’t to supplement operating dollars,” DBJ writer Jerd Smith wrote. “It’s to help schools try new things – preferably inexpensive ones – and to help pay for the ‘extras’ today’s bare-bones school budgets can’t accommodate.”

This has been part of the Foundation’s mission and legacy since its inception. Over the past three decades, the Foundation has funded a number of pilot programs, several of which have become a regular part of our schools. From afterschool tutoring to funding new technologies to the Summer Leadership Academy, the Foundation has supported new and innovative ideas to help our students throughout our history.

SIDE NOTE: The fundraising goal for the CCSF in 1994 was $100,000! This year, our goal is $1.5 million so that we can continue to support innovative ideas that could grow and become regular programs in the district. We have exciting ideas for the future and look forward to partnering with our community in new ways to help our students find their Pathway of Purpose.

Our Impact This Year

  • Grants Awarded to Educators


  • Students Impacted


  • Scholarships Awarded


  • Donated to Mental Health


  • JHL Constructors
  • MDC Richmond Foundation
  • Aon
  • Plante Moran
  • Butler Snow
  • 1st Bank
  • DLR Group

    DLR Group

  • Westerra Credit Union
  • Alpine Bank
  • GE Johnson
  • Saunders
  • Cuningham Architecture
  • Health One
  • CCA Foundation
  • CCA
  • ANB Bank
    ANB Bank

    ANB Bank

  • Aurora Housing Authority
    Aurora Housing Authority

    Aurora Housing Authority

  • Powered by Purpose
    Powered by Purpose

    Powered by Purpose

  • Ed and Kacy Adams
    Ed and Kacy Adams

    Ed and Kacy Adams

  • Johnson Controls
    Johnson Controls

    Johnson Controls

  • JP Morgan
    JP Morgan

    JP Morgan

  • Kaiser Permanente
    Kaiser Permanente

    Kaiser Permanente

  • The Knoll Team
    The Knoll Team

    The Knoll Team

  • Kore


  • Margie and Joe Adams
    Margie and Joe Adams

    Margie and Joe Adams

  • United Healthcare
    United Healthcare
  • CU Denver
    CU Denver
  • Westerra
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