Ways to Give

It’s easy to support the work of the D51 Foundation! Your gift goes to improving teaching and learning in District 51. If you prefer, you can choose how your donation is used by specifying a particular fund:

Professional Learning, Innovation & technology, and Staff & Student Wellness

Gifts to this fund help the D51 Foundation fund our core priority areas: funding professional learning opportunities for D51 staff, innovation and technology for D51 classrooms, and staff & student wellness initiatives.

Lunch Lizard

Donations to The Lunch Lizard fund provide a year round food resource for so many of our children in District 51. The Lunch Lizard provides food at D51 alternative schools throughout the year, and for kids across the community during the summer.

Bloom Where YOU ARE Planted Fund

Donations to the Bloom Where You Are Planted fund provide grants for k-12 students with financial need to pursue extracurricular activities like karate, piano lessons, art classes, soccer etc.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, donations made to D51 Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult with your tax advisor about the tax-deductibility of your specific gift.

Other Ways to Give

Make a secure donation online now! You can make a one-time gift or sign up for recurring donations. It is fast and easy.

District 51 Foundation
2115 Grand Ave. 

Grand Junction, CO 81501


Make checks out to: District 51 Foundation

The most lasting and cost-efficient way for D51 employees to give to the D51 Foundation!  Download a payroll deduction form and sign up today!

Multiply your gift to the D51 Foundation by having your employer match your donation! Simply ask your employer if they have a matching gift program, complete your employers’ paperwork for the program, and send it to the D51 Foundation at the following address: 

District 51 Foundation, 2115 Grand Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501


We will follow up with your employer to receive the matching donation.


Support D51 Foundation’s mission by sponsoring an event, and promote your business. It’s a win-win!

Contact Angela Christensen, PhD for more information. Angela.christensen@d51schools.org

The D51 Foundation is a member of ColoradoGives which is a safe and trusted way to support Colorado nonprofits. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million+ Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, increasing impact and the value of every dollar donated. Colorado Gives Day has grown to be Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event, raising more than $307 million since it began in 2010. 

 Access the D51 Foundation donation page at  https://www.coloradogives.org/District51Foundation/overview

Are you interested in supporting local organizations? In 2019, the D51 Foundation joined Grand Valley Gives. Learn more at grandvalleygives.org

Consider making a donation to leave a legacy through the D51 Foundation’s endowment with the Western Colorado Community Foundation.  Their mission is to promote charitable giving, build and manage charitable legacy funds and endowments, and provide grants, scholarships and other resources to benefit the residents and communities of western Colorado.  A gift to the D51 Foundation Endowment adds to the sustainability of the foundation and the larger the endowment, the larger the annual payout that supports the D51 Foundation.  It’s a gift that keeps giving for years to come. To find out more head to www.wc-cf.org

Do you have a passion for a certain school?  Maybe you’d like your donation to go to a specific program or school.  You can designate your gift to the D51 Foundation for a specific school, program, or event and 100% of the funds will be granted just as you’ve designated.  It’s a donor driven donation.  If interested, please email: Angela.Christensen@d51schools.org or call (970) 254-5108.

A new program will let you give some or all of your state income tax refund to support our work. On your return or tax software, look for the prompt to Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit and use our Registration Number: 20113031302 Find out more at: www.RefundWhatMatters.org