As a 501c3 organzation, the District 51 Foundation (D51F) raises funds for academic growth and achievement while promoting outreach to benefit kids and our community. 


2017 Teacher Appreciation Week

Honor a teacher by purchasing a paper doll for $10 with a personal message of gratitude.
Paper Dolls will be distributed with your personal message during the week of May 1- May 5.

Funds raised will be used to purchase technology for students and professional development for teachers.

 click here to order 2017 Teacher Appreciation - Paper Dolls

Sponsored by D51 Foundation & MVEA

 Paper Doll 2


Thank you to all of you who attended the 5th Annual White Iced Celebration!  It was one of our biggest and most successful events yet!  It's not too early to mark your calendar for the

6th Annual White Iced Celebration

Saturday, February 3, 2018


2017 White Iced Celebration 

Saturday, February 4, 2017  7-10 PM

CMU Ballroom

Our 5th Annual White Iced is just around the corner!  It's a time to honor outstanding educators and schools with strong academic growth.

Let's celebrate D51 schools!


What to Wear?

  2017 White Iced Sponsors Click Here

2017 Outstanding Growth Schools Click Here


$20,000 classroom Technology Challenge!

UPDATE: 12/6/16 Thanks to all our generous donors, we made it!  We partnerned with Western Colorado Community Foundation who put in $30,000, and together we were able to donate $50,000 in technology to D51 schools!  Let's keep raising money for technology in our schools.

We are grateful to once again be partnering with the Western Colorado Community Foundation

With the Mesa County School District shifting education to Performance Based Learning , the need for technology is greater than ever!  Think about how our daily life has been customized...Starbucks, Netflix, iTunes or Pandora, Shutterfly, online Shopping, and much more!  All of the ways that the world responds to our unique needs is due to smart technology.  In order to provide our students with an education that fits them and prepares them for the 21st Century, we need to provide technology. 

Google Chromebooks for our Elementary schools means learners have access to the internet, web-based learning platforms, ready access to their work and their teacher, and builds the daily interaction with tech that will be required to compete in a global job market.  This does not mean that the teachers disappears, and computers teach.  Not even close!  Teachers are thrilled to get more devices in their classroom to help students connect with a wider world, learn how to do research and interpret multiple sources of information, become digitally literate with multiple types of devices and cloud services, and work on projects even during testing!

To have your gift matched, dollar for dollar, Donate Here  


leave a legacy to future students of mesa county

In Partnership with the Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) and the generosity of a few special donors, we have created a D51 Foundation Endowment!  

What does this mean?  It means that families can now leave Memorial Gifts and leave us in their Estate Plans,  helping our organization support improved student learning in perpetuity.   An endowment is a fund structured so that the principaamount is kept intact while the investment income is available for use by the organization.  It is different than donating to our General Operating Budget, where funds are used in a timely manner for direct services for the School District 51, such as funds for Technology.

By working with the Western Colorado Community Foundation, which serves in this capacity for seven West Slope counties, we are able to rely on their expertise in investment and management.  Many recognize WCCF as the best vehicle for managing charitable legacy gifts to have a long-term positive impact in our community.  Please call 254-5108 for more information and to engage with this wonderful opportunity.

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