Annual Nest of Funds

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 our families, alumni, teachers, staff, 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 funds raised directly and immediately support teaching and learning at VRA in alignment with the strategic framework born out of a community-wide effort and outlined by the board and school administration.

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.

When you make a gift to “VRA’s Greatest Need” you are allowing Vista Ridge Academy to direct your donation to the annual nest of fund projects as needed. The overall Annual Nest of Funds goal is $105,000.
*Additional funds raised beyond the Annual Nest of Funds goal will go towards Vista Ridge Academy operations.

Vista Ridge Academy aims to grow confident minds, strong bodies, and loving spirits. To help us in this effort, we will be utilizing the High Reliability School framework to put together a road map of school improvement efforts that propels us toward our vision of a student-centered learning environment. This project is $10,000.

*Additional funds raised beyond the Academics goal will go towards VRA’s Greatest Need.

We want every qualified and mission-aligned 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 $60,000 (applied to 2023-2024 tuition).

*Additional funds raised beyond this year’s goal will remain in the Student Financial Aid fund to be used for future years.

We want to take our students on EdVentures (Field Trips), music performances, and sporting events. Just before the pandemic, we sold our buses because they were old and breaking down. Now that places have opened up and we can safely go on these outings, we are ready to purchase a vehicle to transport our students. This is a $30,000 project.

**Additional funds raised beyond the Transportation goal will go towards VRA’s Greatest Need.

In an effort to help our students grow strong bodies, we want to provide a safe environment, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Your support of this fund will go towards physical education classes, recess equipment, extracurricular sports, and emotional wellness activities. This is a $5,000 project.

**Additional funds raised beyond the Transportation goal will go towards VRA’s Greatest Need.

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.

Colorado Gives Day. Give where you live: Nov. 1 through Dec. 6, 2022 
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