Has the promise of public education changed?
In Boulder County, the promise of public education as the great equalizer is challenged by the stark realities of school funding, economic disparity and educational inequities.
Community Challenge
From August 5-16 we’re challenging our community to raise $15,000 to support Crayons to Calculators and help 5,000 low-income students start the new school year strong.
Join us for a tropical-resort themed fundraiser
Tickets are now on sale for our gala on August 23. This is your chance to be part of a memorable evening that celebrates and supports our mission to expand what’s possible in education.
Grant helps rebuild library after unprecedented challenges
Kids were ignoring the books, many of which had not been cracked open in years. Katherine Croasdale wanted to create a space that made them excited about reading, especially the reluctant readers.
School-based wellness
Tess Amer oversees the Wellness Center at Fairview High School, a cozy and calming space that welcomes teenagers seeking mental health support.

Accessible and Equitable Education

Impact on Education is the foundation supporting 28,000 students and 4,000 educators in the Boulder Valley School District. Since 1983, we’ve provided supplemental funding and resources to students and educators in order to expand what’s possible in education.


Impact on Education supports students in Boulder Valley public schools with supplemental funding and resources in order to address critical needs and opportunity gaps.

Our Impact

Founded in 1983, Impact on Education was one of the first school foundations in the country.

Watch the video to learn about our history and how our work supports students facing the most barriers to success. Or click the link below to see how we invest community resources to support the Boulder Valley School District


Help us meet the needs of students today and in the future.


Grant helps rebuild school library after unprecedented challenges

During the pandemic, the Monarch High School library sat unused. Books sat dusty and uncatalogued and, perhaps more importantly, went out of date. Things got worse when the Marshall Fire struck—the Monarch community was disproportionally affected, and many books that students checked out were lost in the fire. As schools resumed in-person learning, Katherine Croasdale set to work fixing the library.

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How a former BVSD student is shaping the future of healthcare

Boulder High School graduate Adriana Aguirre, a recipient of the Earl & Barbara Bolton scholarship, represents the future of nursing with her big dreams of diversifying the industry and providing culturally competent care to her patients.

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Higher property taxes don’t provide extra funding for public education

As homeowners in our community see their property values and tax bills increase, many may assume the additional funds are flowing into our public schools. They’re not wrong – but increases in local property taxes don’t equate to increases in funding for the Boulder Valley School District. The reality of how school funding works is more complex.

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Aug 23 2024
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Together We Grow – 2024 Gala

Together We Grow Join local leaders and members of our community who value public education, for a night full of…



Colorado spends $3,000 below the national average per student. You can help supplement district funding and provide students with access to excellent and equitable education.

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Impact on Education
721 Front Street, Suite A
Louisville, CO 80027

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