In per pupil funding now and over the past few years, Colorado has ranked 38-41st in the nation, and Durango School District 9-R ranked in the bottom 15% of 178 Colorado school districts.


You don’t need an advanced math degree to see where this “equation” leads.


When you give to DEF…
You bring innovative pilot programs, library enrichments, critical educational software, curriculum support, field trip transportation, technology enhancements, and more to Durango 9-R students.


When you give to DEF…
You make a good school district better. You strengthen the social and economic well-being of the entire community.


Ready to go boy VerticalWhen you give to DEF…

You change lives.


Will you give today? DEF is a federally recognized 501(c)3 charity; all contributions are tax deductible. 


Mail a check to DEF at 201 East 12th St., Durango, CO 81031.
Or click here for our online giving portal


You can make an impact.