Our Annual Giving Campaign

Annual Giving Provides Essential Support

At Vista Ridge Academy we rely on annual giving to help bridge the gap between revenue and the total cost of educating every child. This year, we ask all parents, as well as teachers, staff, alumni, grandparents, past parents, and friends of the school to show their support for Vista Ridge Academy and its mission by making a tax-deductible donation to the Annual Nest of Funds. The direct beneficiaries of the money we raise from this year’s campaign are our students.

What is the Annual Nest of Funds?

The Annual Nest of Funds (ANF) is our school’s approach to annual giving. Gifts made to ANF provide essential support, beyond that of tuition dollars, to fulfill the highest aspirations for all of our students. ANF gifts allow members of the Vista Ridge Academy community the opportunity to match their personal giving preferences to Vista Ridge Academy’s needs. We appreciate and honor your gifts and are committed to making these gifts visible and tangible throughout our campus. These funds represent the most important areas to which donors may direct their gifts.

In an effort to ensure the safety of our students, we closed off our fencing along Ridge View Drive and at the corner of Ridge View Dr and Sheridan in the summer of 2021. We would like to complete the second phase of this project by closing off the playground fencing on the North side of our campus. The project includes 715  feet of fencing at $45/ft, a rolling gate, and a man gate. This is a $35,000 project.

**Additional funds raised beyond the Facilities & Safety goal will go towards Annual Nest of Funds Unrestricted.


We are implementing new Language Arts curriculum for students in Pre-K through 4th grade during the 2021-2022 school year. Rewiring the Brain to Accelerate Learning is a life changing endeavor for students. Students will learn to utilize ‘neuroplasticity’ rewiring the brain strategies to drive new neurological pathways. Through this award winning program, we will be capable of accelerating a our students’ reading potential, giving them an academic edge and allowing them to reach their true potential. This project is $2,000.

*Additional funds raised beyond the Academics goal will go towards Annual Nest of Funds Unrestricted.

We want every qualified and mission-appropriate student to have an opportunity to experience Vista Ridge Academy. We know the investment in a Christian school education can be financially challenging for many families. We are committed to providing these families assistance to attend Vista Ridge Academy. This project goal is $75,000.

*Additional funds raised beyond the Academics goal will go towards Annual Nest of Funds Unrestricted.

When you make a gift to “Annual Nest of Funds Unrestricted” you are allowing Vista Ridge Academy to direct your donation to the annual nest of fund projects in the following order: 1) Facilities & Safety, 2) Academics, and 3) Student Financial Aid. The overall Annual Nest of Funds goal is $112,000.
*Additional funds raised beyond the Annual Nest of Funds goal will go towards Vista Ridge Academy operations.

How and when do I give?

  • Give online by clicking your fund of choice.
  • Mail a check, payable to Vista Ridge Academy, to 3100 Ridge View Dr, Erie, CO 80516.

Save the date for Colorado Gives Day 2021 – Tuesday, Dec. 7!  Join our mission to offer a Christ-centered community and personally attentive teaching philosophy ensuring students grow in mind, body, and spirit as they learn and lead together. https://www.coloradogives.org/VistaRidgeAcademy