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Welcome to the Colorado School Foundations Association!

The Colorado School Foundations Association is a group of nonprofit organizations that exists to support public primary and secondary schools, public school districts and public education in Colorado.

Our members work on behalf of students, schools and school districts from the Front Range to the Western Slope, collectively representing more than 50% of the state's public school students.

CSFA supports Colorado's education foundations by providing professional development, networking and other resources. The group does not fundraise for itself and does not have a paid staff.

Please take a look around, and be sure to Contact Us with any questions or to join our growing community of education supporters!

About Us

"Being a part of the CSFA is an invaluable connection to colleagues who are experiencing the same or similar successes and challenges of the work we do as non-profits supporting school districts. The opportunity to meet on a periodic basis allows us to share what has worked and was has not worked. As a veteran Executive Director, I believe the connection to CSFA keeps me current on issues around the state as well as provides a safe venue for the discussions. I would recommend membership to any and all non-profits affiliated with school districts, especially new Executive Directors and staff."

-- Angela Hutton-Howard, J.D.
Former Executive Director
Aurora Public Schools
Education Foundation

"The Association and its members took us under their wing when we were just starting our foundation in Clear Creek County. The support of the group and the cumulative years of experience it represented was/is invaluable to us as we develop our program in support of Clear Creek School District. "
-- Carol O'Brien
Executive Director
Clear Creek Education
Foundation, Inc.

Did you know?

Who we are:

The Colorado School Foundations Association seeks to ensure all Colorado students have an opportunity to be successful. CSFA has a membership of 12 education nonprofits around Colorado. Our members represent local and regional community efforts to improve public education around the state and are responsible for more than $10 million in supplemental funding to school districts around Colorado annually.

CSFA is a non-staffed group and all activities are supported by member dues and members' time. Membership is open to any Colorado 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission supporting public education and public schools in Colorado.

What we do:

CSFA provides two key services to its members.

Members

Support Education License Plates

Who's driving public education?

In 2006, the Colorado Legislature approved a special interest license plate for public education. The plates are available through the Colorado Department of Revenue Division of Motor Vehicles.

Proceeds from the sale of the plates support participating Colorado School Foundations Association member education foundations.

Learn more at the Division of Motor Vehicles website at www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue-MV/RMV/1201542141645.

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To purchase the Support Education license plate, please follow these steps:

  1. Make a $20 donation to a participating Colorado School Foundations Association member through the Colorado School Foundation's Association sales site, hosted by Blacktie Colorado at www.blacktie-colorado.com/online_sales/ie_order_plates.cfm. The donation site is secured and accepts credit or debit card donations. Remember to indicate which participating Colorado School Foundation Association member you would like to donate your $20 to!
  2. Download your Certificate of donation and print for your records.
  3. Take your Certificate of Donation to your local county Division of Motor Vehicles license office to purchase your plates. Plates will cost $50 for one set.

Please contact your local Division of Motor Vehicles office with questions about Support Education plate purchases.

Contact Us

The Colorado School Foundations Association is not a staffed group and members manage from their various education foundations statewide. To reach a specific member organization, please visit our Members page.

To ensure that your request for information reaches the right person, please complete the email form below and a member will get back to you as soon as possible.