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What We Do

The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) provides funding for educational opportunities, both basic and innovative, in the Rockford community. We do this by supporting educational programs and services within the geographic boundaries of the Rockford Public Schools. With your help we can make a difference. 

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    “The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to.”
    – Marian Wright Edelman

Our Impact This Year

The Rockford Education Foundation celebrated our 30th birthday in 2021.  We met our goal of awarding $2 Million in grant funding back to the Rockford community. We are committed to serving ALL learners in the Rockford community. 

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News & Events

Celebrating the results of The Taste 2023

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