In each of the past three years, DEF grants have touched 70-80% of the students in Durango School District 9-R, in small group, whole grade and whole school settings. From a single iPad for a reading interventionist, to an all-8th-grade Common Read, to a powerful new gymnasium/performance center sound system for a 475-student elementary school, DEF grants made a positive impact.


For an overview of our Core academic grants, click on the links below:
2014-15 Grants
2015-16 Grants
2016-17 Grants (awarded in spring of 2016)
 Durango Big Picture High School used DEF grant money (from the 2014 C.A.F.E. campaign) to buy video equipment and bring in specialists to expand students’ understanding and appreciation of the arts. Please enjoy this brief movie by the DBPHS video class students.