About Us Our History and Vision
D41 Kids Foundation was conceived in response to the reality that funding cuts, inflation and policy changes on a national, state and local level put at risk public education and its revenue. The overly burdensome dependence on property taxes for school funding has created a fraught relationship between community members and their local schools, creating an untenable tension between what community members value and what they feel they can afford.
In response, a group of concerned residents created the Foundation for the purpose of creating a pathway for those in our community who want to make a greater investment in our schools. By pooling our resources, the Foundation is able to fund opportunities the school district would otherwise be unable to explore.
Both a reactive and proactive agent, the Foundation is uniquely equipped to react to current realities to meet the immediate needs of our families and our school personnel, as we so aptly demonstrated when the Covid 19 pandemic hit. We are pro-active in that we are constantly seeking opportunities to enrich the learning experiences of our students.
Our overarching purpose is to broker a strong relationship between the private sector and our schools to ensure high-impact programs that address the needs of all children in our community become a reality. The Foundation serves as a catalyst for educational improvement for all students through funding and advocacy with a vision to support transformational change. By providing a forum for community members to actively collaborate and participate in supporting our local schools, the Foundation can provide community investment that benefits all of our students, whether that takes the form of meeting an immediate need or is more aspirational by providing educational opportunities to students that broaden their horizons.