It’s our mission at the Nathan Yip Foundation to provide financial support to rural schools and teachers to help provide equitable and innovative opportunities for students in rural Colorado. With your help we can make a difference. Learn more and get involved.
We currently offer grants two times per year. Rural Colorado Teacher Grant applications are open through September 15, 2023 and recipients will be notified in mid-October. Our spring School/District grant cycle opens in December with a Letter of Inquiry (due February 1st) and for those who are invited to apply the full application is due April 1st, with recipients being notified in mid-May with funding available in June for the next school year.
Events celebrating the Yip family's heritage also are our primary fundraisers. The following events happen annually. More information is available on the events page
*Mid-Autumn Festival - September 30th, 2023 (Click for more information)
*Chinese New Year - February 3, 2024
*Sushi Party - June 2024 - Date TBD
Our Impact in Rural Colorado
Over the past 7 years, the Nathan Yip Foundation has donated more than $985,000 to rural schools, districts and teachers. By December 2023, after our Fall 2024 Rural Teacher Grants, we will have given more than $1,000,000 in support of rural Colorado education. We have reached more than 75 rural districts since 2016 and 200+ teachers in the last two years. And we are just getting started.