Executive Director's Welcome
In 1991, the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) was established to provide resources for increased educational opportunities for people of all ages in the Rockford Community. The REF is an independent, non-profit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees from the community.
Teachers, students, and community members with innovative ideas have received grants for wide-ranging, educational purposes. Grants are awarded twice yearly based on the merit of the request and its ability to promote educational excellence. Since its incorporation in 1991, the REF has awarded over $1 million in grants.
Rockford Education Foundation
- Caroline Rhea will perform for Annual Benefit January 18, 2014; 8:00 pm., tickets available here
- REF Phone a thon - February 11-20, 2014. Volunteers needed, sign up here
- Fall grants have been awarded
- Winter grant applications are due January 15th, apply here