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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
  • United Healthcare
    United Healthcare
  • Westerra Credit Union
  • Ed and Kacy Adams
    Ed and Kacy Adams

    Ed and Kacy Adams

  • Margie and Joe Adams
    Margie and Joe Adams

    Margie and Joe Adams

  • DLR Group

    DLR Group

  • Aurora Housing Authority
    Aurora Housing Authority

    Aurora Housing Authority

  • CCA Foundation
  • Johnson Controls
    Johnson Controls

    Johnson Controls

  • Health One
  • Aon
  • 1st Bank
  • MDC Richmond Foundation
  • CCS Facility Services
  • CU Denver
    CU Denver
  • Butler Snow
  • Stifel
  • ANB Bank
    ANB Bank

    ANB Bank

  • Plante Moran
  • Saunders
  • Adolfson & Peterson Construction
  • MA Meyer Construction
  • GTC Construction
    GTC Construction
  • Aurora Chamber of Commerce
    Aurora Chamber of Commerce
  • Kore


  • Kaiser Permanente
    Kaiser Permanente
  • JP Morgan
    JP Morgan

    JP Morgan

  • Alpine Bank
  • Credit Union of Colorado
    Credit Union of Colorado
  • Cuningham Architecture
  • OS Schools
    OS Schools
  • Jacobs
  • Hord Coplan Macht
  • Meteor Education
  • Knoll Team
  • Jacobs
  • CCEA
  • BC Interiors
  • Hilltop Securities
  • Piper Sandler & Co
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • RTA
  • Meteor Education
  • Haselden
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