Educational Institutions

Durango Education Foundation

  • Durango, CO
  • www.durangoeducationfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Durango Education Foundation serves the Durango School District 9-R, primarily by providing financial support for programs, materials, and technology needs that fall outside the capacity of the regular school district budget, and secondarily by administering scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

Main Programs

  1. Core Grants
  2. Crane Arts Education Grants
  3. Student Competition Travel Grants
  4. Scholarships

ruling year

1985

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Elizabeth Testa

Keywords

Self-reported

Education, Schools

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012.
Register now

EIN

74-2350944

 Number

4323354668

Physical Address

201 E 12th St

Durango, CO 81301

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Core Grants

DEF awards Core Grants annually to Durango School District 9R teachers, staff and administrators as well as community organizations that serve 9R students, for programs and technology implementations that encourage innovation, achievement and excellence in education.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$62,000.00

Program 2

Crane Arts Education Grants

DEF provides grants to support education in performing and visual arts.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 3

Student Competition Travel Grants

DEF awards stipends to assist academic teams with travel expenses for regional, national and international competitions.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 4

Scholarships

The Foundation administers 7-10 scholarships annually. These are funded by individual and family donors. Most are one-year awards; several are renewable for 2-4 years. Criteria vary among the scholarships.

Category

Student Financial Aid

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

None

Budget

$15,000.00

Social Media

External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

Durango Education Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

Sign in or create an account to view this information

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Durango Education Foundation

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Principal Officer

Elizabeth Testa

BIO

Elizabeth Testa has been the Executive Director of the Durango Education Foundation (formerly Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence) since September, 2011. The position became full time in August 2013. Ms. Testa's career history includes commercial project and non-profit management, public relations, development and editorial services. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Master's in Fine Arts (concentration: writing) from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Extensive coursework in non-profit management informs her leadership as executive director.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Dawes

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?