Durango Education Foundation

We develop resources to promote achievement, innovation and excellence in Durango School District 9-R.


Here is what our mission looks like, in action:
Grants: DEF helps Durango 9-R educators to implement their innovative ideas.
Start your grant rolling on our Grants page.
Scholarships: DEF administers scholarships.
Check out the opportunities for 9-R seniors on our Scholarships page
Recognition: DEF recognizes inspiring educators. 
Nominate an educator now for the 2015 Outstanding Teachers and Outstanding Staff Members awards.
Resource Development: DEF fund-raises to support our mission.
Sponsor a hole, swing a club for education at DEF's Tom Hartney Golf Tournament, May 15.  
Advocacy: DEF studies and articulates the issues facing public educators today. 
Engagement: DEF listens to educators' concerns and works for creative solutions to today's education challenges. 


Our work is made possible by the contributions of many.


We thank the enormous community of supporters

who have joined with us to give vitally needed help to the educators and students of Durango School District 9-R.