Marshall Fire Relief

Impact on Education responded swiftly to support students and staff in the Boulder Valley School District affected by the Marshall Fire that swept through Louisville, Colorado and Superior, Colorado. We immediately deployed financial, programmatic, and volunteer resources and we’re working on the initiatives below.

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Mental health resources added to schools after Marshall Fire

June 6, 2022
Impact on Education raised $600,000 to put four mental health advocates in BVSD schools to help students deal with the trauma of displacement.

Boulder schools deploy trauma response teams to counsel kids after Marshall Fire

May 11, 2022
Impact on Education provided funds to help provide extra mental health support in the months after the Marshall Fire and over the summer. Hear about their experiences working with more than 1,000 students, parents and teachers to help them cope with the loss and trauma.

IOE funding expands mental health support for BVSD students and staff

May 8, 2022
So far this school year, we’ve raised over $800,000 to support the ongoing mental health needs of students and staff throughout the Boulder Valley School District.

Local community donates over 200 instruments to BVSD students

March 30, 2022
Of the many things lost in the Marshall Fire, musical instruments can be difficult and expensive to replace. Since the fire broke out, we’ve been working closely with BVSD to help replace these instruments.

Increasing mental health support for students most affected by the Marshall Fire 

February 25, 2022
As a direct result of the Marshall Fire and the mental health impacts it is having on our community, Impact on Education is raising funds to hir four new Mental Health Advocates (MHAs) in BVSD. These new MHAs will provide both group and individual counseling support and work directly with students, parents, and staff members, to expand BVSDs capacity to respond to mental health referrals.

Community liaisons help distribute $50,000 to families in need  

February 18, 2022
Impact on Education partnered with BVSD community liaisons this month to distribute over $50,000 of assistance, including youth bus passes, mindfulness books, and over $32,000 worth of gift cards to high needs students and families. Community liaisons work tirelessly to support the ability of these students to learn and stay in school, and they play a crucial role in the work of our Foundation.

Financial assistance provided to displaced BVSD staff

February 11, 2022
Impact on Education distributed $500 personal checks and gift cards to 96 staff members in the Boulder Valley School District who remain displaced by the Marshall Fire.

900 “Comfort Kits” distributed to displaced BVSD students

February 1, 2022
Thanks to a generous donation of backpacks from JanSport, we worked with local volunteers to build “comfort kits” by filling these backpacks with gift cards, blankets, art supplies, journals, letters of support from students and community members and other age-appropriate items. 

Transportation stipends available for McKinney-Vento students

January 31, 2022
With students from Louisville and Superior now displaced and living all across the Front Range, getting students to and from school each day presents a new and immediate challenge for families. The McKinney-Vento Act provides an optional reimbursement for personal transportation costs, but it’s modest and barely covers the cost of gas. Impact on Education is supplementing the transportation reimbursement so all families who now have to drive their students further can be fully reimbursed for those costs. We know it’s not the same as living in the neighborhood, but we hope it makes things a little easier for families who are struggling. 

Funding available to replace instruments and athletic equipment

January 31, 2022
Working closely with our partners at BVSD, we are identifying students that are missing academic materials, including textbooks, library books, musical instruments, Chromebooks and athletic equipment. When these items can’t be replaced with a donation or insurance, Impact on Education is paying for replacements so each student can fully engage in school. From golf clubs and violins to textbooks and hockey pads, we’re making sure students can return to their learning, their music, athletic endeavors and other extracurriculars without delay. 

Crocs donating shoes to every BVSD student and staff member

January 20, 2022
Crocs committed to providing over 30,000 pairs of Crocs to students and staff in the Boulder Valley School District. We’ve all been through a lot, and this generous donation is extra special because it will provide a little comfort to the entire BVSD community of students, educators, administrators and staff. We’re helping facilitate the distribution of Crocs in the coming months, starting with our schools impacted most by the wildfire. Read more >>

Backpacks full of school supplies distributed to BVSD students who lost their homes

January 5, 2022
In close coordination with BVSD, our immediate focus was enabling students to return to school and to learning as quickly as possible. Yesterday, we pulled together 25 volunteers who helped us organize and deliver 600 backpacks filled with school supplies to 22 BVSD schools with students displaced by the Marshall Fire. Every BVSD student who lost their home was welcomed back to school today with a brand new backpack and the supplies they need to start the semester off.


We are actively raising funds to support the mental health and other long-term needs of BVSD students and staff. Click the button below to make a gift or learn about other ways to give.

Help replace specific school-related items that BVSD students in lost in the Marshall Fire. We are seeking donors to sponsor the specific items below, which were identified and vetted by BVSD school and/or administrative staff.

Our volunteers have been key to our ability to respond to the Marshall Fire. We have ongoing and program- and event-based volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Learn more about volunteering or click the button below to sign up for an upcoming volunteer orientation.


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