Author: Andreya Krieves

Due to issues with the reloaded operating systems of the Chromebooks we had planned to begin distributing on Wednesday, we will be postponing the Community Chromebook Distribution. This was due to circumstances beyond our control. Unfortunately, we just discovered this problem, and we want these...

The District 51 Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the 8th Round of Bloom Where You Are Planted Grants. This grant fund was created by the family of Karl Bloom who passed away in February of 2020. Karl’s life was an example to so many...

In the 10th round of Professional Learning Grants, the D51F has reached a milestone of donating over $100,000 since 2018 to over 200 D51 staff members for professional learning. All research indicates highly trained teachers make a significant difference in student academic growth and achievement. Since...

On Saturday, October 6 Dillard's at Mesa Mall will generously donate 10% of all the day's proceeds to D51 Foundation! Be sure to check out at the designated register in the kids department for the proceeds to be donated. What a great example of an engaged and supportive...

MOD Pizza is new to Grand Junction and is celebrating their grand opening by supporting local students and schools. On Tuesday, September 6 Mod Pizza will donate a slice of every pizza sale to the D51 Foundation. D51F wishes to thank MOD Pizza for this...

Since 2020, this fund has donated over $14,000 to 155 children in our community who have needed financial assistance to participate in extracurricular activities. The Bloom Where You Are Planted Grant Fund was created by the family of Karl Bloom.  Karl's life was an example to...

The D51 Foundation is proud to host fundraising efforts for the 240 Mile Theater Project. This fund raises money for the theater programs at Central, Grand Junction, Fruita, and Palisade High Schools. This donor designated fund was started by D51 Parent Mark Leistico, who will...

This grant provides funds to educators in D51 to pursue professional learning opportunities. Supporting professional learning is at the heart of the D51 Foundation. Since 2018, the D51 Foundation has given over $90,000 to 171 staff members for professional training. Click here to complete an application. Applications are...

Join D51F and Alpine Bank for a baseball game to kick off the school year! Bring your D51 staff or student ID for $1 off your ticket. Don't forget to bring school supplies to Stuff The Bus!...

After years of anticipation, Grand Junction High School students and staff will finally walk into a new building in the fall of 2024! June 1, 2022 was the groundbreaking for the new GJHS.   Thank you to the voters for passing the 2021 bond measure and investing...

The local chapter of Professional Women in Building generously donated over 30 copies of The House that She Built by Mollie Elkman for D51 elementary students. Donor driven designations allow donors to support students and teachers in a way that is meaningful to them. Thank you to the local...

This grant provides funds to educators in D51 to pursue professional learning opportunities. Supporting professional learning is at the heart of the D51 Foundation. Since 2018, the D51 Foundation has given over $90,000 to 171 staff members for professional training. Click here to complete an application. Applications are due...

D51F is proud to sponsor Robot Week with D51 STEM. During Robot Week, elementary students create a robotics display to raise awareness of robots and robotics for students. Students submit pictures of their display, with the winning school receiving a Bee Bot Class Bundle funded by...

A big thank you to the City of Grand Junction, the City of Fruita, and the Town of Palisade for their official recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2-6, 2022. Each of these local municipalities issued an official proclamation recognizing the tremendous efforts of...

Educators make a real impact on our lives and in our community, often lasting long after we leave their classroom. We'd like to share a series of letters in thanks to D51 educators and beyond for all that they do. ...

The 10th Annual White Iced Celebration was truly one for the history books! The D51 Foundation was proud to Celebrate this year's White Iced Award Winners and Outstanding Academic Growth Schools. Thank you to all who came to celebrate with us, and for all your support...

The District 51 Foundation is pleased to announce its 9th round of Professional Learning Grant Award Recipients. A total of over $6,000 in grants will be awarded from the D51 Foundation to 15 District 51 staff members. Since 2018, the D51 Foundation has given over...

"We came back to school today energized and ready to build what we learned into our instruction."   Congratulations and a big thank you to Mesa County Valley School District 51 staff members Myra Brown, Mercy Madison, and Jessy McKinley who recently attended the "Courage to Risk...

The D51 Foundation is pleased to unveil the new date for our 10th Annual White Iced Celebration. We are looking forward to gathering with you on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the CMU Outdoor Plaza Tent where we will host this year's event. It's...

It's time for the 6th Round of Bloom Where You Are Planted Grants! Since the beginning of 2020, approximately $8,800 has been granted to 85 children to pay for extracurricular activities. The Bloom Where You Are Planted Grant Fund was created by the family of Karl...

The 9th Round of Professional Learning Grants for D51 Staff is now open. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2022. Find the application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FSxzjerqN3by7DAOQud02-_e621Fy9ucsjdQfHVIV5E/viewform...

3 Cheers for Art! D51 Art Teachers were able to attend the 2021 CAEA Conference thanks to a generous grant for Professional Learning from the D51 Foundation. Because the mission of the D51 Foundation is focused on academic growth and achievement, we prioritize funding professional...

Donor driven designations allow donors to support students and teachers in a way that is meaningful to them. A generous donor recently donated $1000 to purchase coats for students in need. We are so grateful for their warm-hearted generosity to ensure that our kids stay...

In its 8th Round of Professional Learning Grants, the D51 Foundation funded a grant request for 5 teachers to attend the dual language education conference, La Cosecha, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to the teachers, "We were able to attend many sessions and workshops that...

The D51 Foundation is proud to participate in Colorado Gives Day this year on December 7, 2021. On Colorado Gives Day all donations made to D51F via our profile on Colorado Gives will receive a boost through a $1.6m incentive fund. See our profile to...