2020 Back-to-School Fundraiser

Schools are facing unique challenges like never before. We’re raising funds to support their increasing needs.

Support Rural Schools.

Back-to-School Campaign Kick-Off | Zoom Happy Hour

Tuesday, Oct 13th, 5:30 - 6:30 PM MST

Catch up with the Nathan Yip Foundation family, see a recap of 2020, and learn what’s needed most in Colorado’s rural communities.

2020 Flower science student wearing mask

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our rural communities are facing new and difficult challenges as students return to the classroom this fall. We at Nathan Yip Foundation are committed to stepping up and helping our schools through these challenging circumstances.

To understand the current landscape of rural education in Colorado, we will feature video updates from Eads High School, Fowler Middle School, and Generation Schools Network to discuss the following:

  1. The biggest challenges of going back to school
  2. NYF grant updates
  3. The state of education in Colorado and needs moving forward

Did you miss our Zoom presentation? Click below to see the videos we presented from various school partners!

Support Colorado's Rural Students | Donations Doubled

Help Us Raise $31,000 by Oct 31, 2020.

Now through October 31st, all donations, in any amount, will be DOUBLED, thanks to a matching gift from the Nathan Yip Foundation Board of Directors.

Help us reach our goal of $31,000 raised to unlock this matching gift and DOUBLE our fundraising efforts to $62,000!

Our fundraising efforts have traditionally been event-based. With challenges from the ongoing pandemic, we hope you will consider giving in the amount you would have spent on tickets to our cancelled events.

Colorado’s rural communities are home to approximately 130,500 students that are often forgotten when it comes to access to the educational resources and learning opportunities that are necessary to build skills and succeed in the changing economic landscape.

Whether it’s sheer geographic distance or lack of funding, rural schools and communities are too often overlooked and need support bridging the gap!

Let us be your direct connection to rural Colorado!

Click on the tabs below to see what we could fund with $31,000.


Graphing Calculators for 20 High School Students: $2,000


25 Student Guitars, Ukuleles, and Recorders a Music Classroom: $4,000


Classroom Set of 25 Student Laptops With Charging Cart: $7,000


Science Curriculum and Materials for a Rural Middle School: $20,000

Our Impact

Since 2002, the Nathan Yip Foundation has funded 76 projects serving over 63,000 students worldwide.

2019-2020 Fiscal Year: At a Glance

$306,884 raised

$199,901 invested in rural education

15 projects funded

11,700 students impacted

Here are three ways you can help.

Arikaree program

Make a Monthly Donation

A small donation each month leads to a great impact year-round! Make a real difference in a student's life.

NYF rural colorado project

Make A Planned Gift

Gifts of stock, IRA distributions, retirement plan designations, and more are a great way to give! Did you know? We also have an endowment fund.

Eads Technology grant

Host Your Own Fundraiser

Host a small (socially distanced) dinner for friends, design your own virtual get-together, or donate proceeds from something you’ve created. The possibilities are endless! We’ll provide you with materials about the us to help you spread the word about our work.