To meet our fundraising goals we rely on the generosity of community-minded individuals and businesses for support. We hope that you will include us in your gifting plans. We R-1 directly funds the following initiatives when they fall outside the scope of our school’s operating budget:

  • Experiential education (field trips)
  • Support for the drama, music, fine arts and athletic programs
  • The cost of bringing artists / professionals / authors to the schools
  • Supplemental materials for classrooms
  • Magnet Grants –awarded to teachers to assist them with the purchase of a home, childcare, commuting costs or improving their skills through the acquisition of a Master’s degree
  • Teacher appreciation events
  • Presentations for parents regarding student development and well-being

How to Donate

Donations are currently accepted via checks and/or our secure online credit card donation form.

If donating by check, please make donations payable to “We R-1” and mail to:
P.O. Box 3548
Telluride, CO 81435

We also accept private donations: If you would like to donate the cost of one entire field trip, contact

Tax Deductible

The Telluride Education Foundation dba We R-1 is a Colorado nonprofit corporation that operates exclusively for charitable educational purposes pursuant to Internal Revenue Code section 501c3.
Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

(Tax ID # 84-1251006)

Questions? Contact Christine Reich at

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