Impact on Education is the foundation supporting all 31,000 students and 4,000 educators of 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. Today, our wide-ranging programs adapt to accommodate the shifting needs of our community. We prioritize programs that benefit students overcoming the greatest obstacles by addressing economic and learning barriers that curtail success, increasing equity among our students, and closing opportunity gaps.
Impact on Education supports Boulder Valley public school students with community funding and resources in order to meet critical needs and eliminate opportunity gaps.
Impact on Education is committed to an equitable future for public education across Boulder Valley’s public schools. We equalize opportunity, bolster academic success, and galvanize community engagement to create lasting change. Through our investments, we address systemic barriers that impact students based on socioeconomic status, race, gender, class and other marginalized identities.
We operate with a set of core values to guide and influence the work we do with our students, educators and BVSD community.
We are relentless champions for students, possibility, integrity, catalytic change, and equity.
CHAMPION FOR STUDENTS
The students of Boulder Valley School District are our first priority. We make decisions first and foremost based on what’s best for our students.
Impact on Education recognizes that opportunities are not level in education across racial and socioeconomic lines. We will not waiver in our determination to ensure that these inequities are identified and eliminated so that every student can receive an equitable education and the same chance for a bright future.
ORIENTED TOWARDS POSSIBILITY
We are resourceful, creative and not afraid to break new ground. A nimble and forward-looking group, we seek out ways to help our students grow, explore and discover. We believe in learning and adapting as we go. We pilot new programs and evaluate their impact to help BVSD evolve to optimally serve all students.
As an independent organization, we are uniquely positioned to convene and coordinate with external partners (community leaders, local businesses, donors, community nonprofits, higher education systems) on behalf of BVSD. Grounded in community need, we bring diverse groups together for projects that inspire, fill gaps, and exchange barriers for opportunities, for students of all ages.
GROUNDED IN INTEGRITY
The foundation of relationships is built on trust, honesty and respect. In all of IOE’s dealings, its members hold themselves to sound moral and ethical principles, honoring the organization’s values in a consistent fashion.