Rockford Education Foundation (REF), independent from Rockford Public Schools, is a non-profit 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization. It is run by a volunteer board of directors and one part time staff. REF is dedicated to providing valuable educational experiences and innovative projects for all students in the Rockford Area Schools.  The Foundation is a conduit between the school district and those who wish to give money to support our schools.

Support for the Foundation comes entirely through community contributions!

  • parents and community members
  • local and corporate contributions
  • annual fundraising event and projects