Provide access to the best educational tools and experiences
Fund additional opportunities for both basic and innovative learning.

Grant Application

REF’s mission is to provide funding for educational opportunities, both basic and innovative, in the Rockford community.

  • Developing Healthy Kids 19%
  • Founders’ Grant 16%
  • Early College Grant 16%
  • RPS Elementary Schools 15%
  • RPS Middle Schools 12%
  • RPS High Schools 8%
  • Community 5%
  • Our Lady of Consolation School 5%
  • Assumption of the Blessed Mary School 4%


“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

– Malcolm X