EIN 26-1597530

The Colorado Education Initiative

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The Colorado Education Initiative accelerates student achievement by innovating, collaborating, and building capacity. It partners with various stakeholders including the Colorado Department of Education and school districts to improve instructional practice and meet professional development needs. Additionally, it works with high schools across the state to increase the number and diversity of students succeeding in AP math, science, and English courses through the Colorado Legacy Schools Initiative. The organization is based in Denver, CO.
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Colorado Legacy Foundation
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Program areas at The Colorado Education Initiative

The health and wellness Initiative connects educators with promising practices to increase students' overall physical and social-emotional wellness. It makes clear The critical link between health and academic achievement, and promotes positive school climates and best practices in healthy schools. The Initiative works toward a systemic, strategic, and coordinated approach to supporting students, which includes social, emotional, mental, nutritional, physical, and safety wellness.
Drawing on staff expertise, an extensive network, and established design commitments, cei provides a range of strategic consulting services to schools and districts, nonprofit organizations, state agencies, and others. These consulting services include research-based professional development workshops and technical assistance supports, strategic planning and facilitation, personalized leadership and executive coaching, and school improvement partnership and support.
Hsr - cei helps Colorado high schools design and implement personalized learning environments that attend to each and every student's social and emotional needs and offer relevant and rigorous experiences to prepare them for postsecondary learning, work, and life. Cb/pl - cei helps districts build systems where students advance based on demonstrated readiness and educators tailor learning for each student's strengths, needs, and interests.
The professional learning & capacity building Initiative, which includes The accelerator project, partners with teachers, school and district leaders, and Education organizations and other stakeholders across The state to improve instructional practice and meet professional development needs. This happens through leadership development coaching, advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and The utilization of data to inform instruction and decision-making. The purpose is to support The development of educators and students' academic and nonacademic competencies through innovative and improved learning environments and align systems to be responsive to needs.
The Colorado legacy schools (cls) Initiative works with high schools across The state to dramatically increase The number and diversity of Colorado high school students who are succeeding in ap math, science, and english courses -- especially students typically underrepresented in ap courses, such as females, and students of poverty and color. Cls coursework also encourages students to pursue majors and careers in The rapidly-growing stem fields -- science, technology, engineering, and math.

Grants made by The Colorado Education Initiative

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC)Subgrant - Support To Hire A Consultant Coded To Rose Policy & Advocacy$10,000

Who funds The Colorado Education Initiative

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Denver FoundationGeneral Operating Support$525,000
EducauseCollege Readiness & Completion$230,000
Margulf FoundationGeneral Operating Support$200,000
...and 11 more grants received

Personnel at The Colorado Education Initiative

Rebecca HolmesChief Executive Officer and President$185,426
Jeremy O'GradyChief Operating Officer$128,342
Emily LoveChief of Research and Development$101,633
Samantha OlsonVice President of Strategy$125,938
Landon MascarenazVice President of Community Partnership$136,962
...and 25 more key personnel

Financials for The Colorado Education Initiative

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,625,931
Program services$2,485,809
Investment income and dividends$28,375
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$15,407
Total revenues$6,155,522

Form 990s for The Colorado Education Initiative

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-10-09990View PDF
2021-122022-10-06990View PDF
2020-122021-09-27990View PDF
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122019-11-22990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
October 21, 2023
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $525,000 from The Denver Foundation
July 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 7, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 7, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Boettcher Foundation
May 7, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
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SchoolsEducational service providersCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
State / local levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
3000 Lawrence St 135
Denver, CO 80205
Metro area
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
Website URL
(303) 736-6477
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
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B90: Educational Services
NAICS code, primary
611710: Educational Support Services
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