About Us

Did you know?

  • More than 800,000 children attend public K-12 schools in Colorado.
  • Colorado ranks 47th in the nation for per-pupil funding of K-12 education.
  • According to researchers at Ohio State University, anywhere from 7% to 14% of the value of a single-family home is directly related to the quality of the public school serving the neighborhood.

Who we are:

The Colorado School Foundations Association seeks to ensure all Colorado students have an opportunity to be successful. CSFA has a membership of 14 education nonprofits around Colorado. Our members represent local and regional community efforts to improve public education around the state and are responsible for more than $10 million in supplemental funding to school districts around Colorado annually.

CSFA is a non-staffed group and all activities are supported by member dues and members' time. Membership is open to any Colorado 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission supporting public education and public schools in Colorado.

What we do:

CSFA provides three key services to its members.
  • Professional Development: CSFA members meet quarterly for workshops on topics of interest and to learn best practices from experts in the field and each other in fundraising, program support, strategic and operational planning, marketing and communications, board development, advocacy and lobbying, volunteer management and more.
  • Networking: Members develop professional relationships with other school foundation leaders and staff, partner on programs and fundraising activities, and share key resources with each other.
  • Membership: CSFA members receive a one-year membership to the National School Foundation Association, a leader of the preK-12 education foundation movement in the United States. The association's mission is to provide support, training, and resources to education foundations and their leaders to maximize their success


Interested in becoming a member? Visit the Contact Us page of our website and let us know how to get in touch with you!