Supporting Schools and Community


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General Donation

Sponsorship Opportunities

By Mail

Send a check, money order or credit card information to:

Rockford Education Foundation
P.O. Box 777
Rockford, MI 49341

By Phone

Call REF with your credit card information: (616) 863-6317
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Other Ways to Give

Amazon Smile

Support REF through Amazon Smile

Choose REF and then AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to REF.

Matching Gifts
You may be able to double your gift to the Foundation. Check with your employer for a matching gifts program.
Make a donation in memory of a loved one and we will send the indicated family a memorial card.
Estate Planning
You can make a gift to the Foundation by providing a dollar amount from your estate, specifying property, or bequeathing a percentage of your estate. Such a designation can reduce your taxes. (Consult your Financial Advisor).
United Way
You may designate the Rockford Education Foundation as the recipient of your United Way donation.

Can I specify where the money goes?
We don’t have separate “accounts” set up for different schools. However, you can make a donation in honor of your favorite teacher or in memory of a loved one. We will notify the appropriate party.

How is my money used?
Most of your money goes directly to grants. A portion is used for operating expenses. Another portion is used to help build our endowment fund. This “savings account” draws interest and ensures that grants will continue to be funded for years to come.

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