Skip to main content

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. 

  • Edelman

    “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

This year the Rockford Education Foundation celebrated our 30th birthday.  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. 

  • Students Served


  • Volunteer Hours


  • $ Raised in 21-22


  • # Grants in 21-22


Dunk for Dough

Monday, October 10, 2022Saturday, October 15, 2022

Celebrate Homecoming week by sponsoring this fun, friendly competition between our Rockford schools. The school that raises the most money gets to put their principal or teacher in the dunk tank in front of a live audience. It will then be recorded and shared across social media platforms.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: