What We Do
The FIRE Foundation of Denver helps Catholic schools serve children with special needs by providing funding and resources.
FIRE Denver makes it possible for Catholic schools to create environments where students of all abilities learn, grow, and thrive. Through its fundraising, FIRE Denver allows students with special needs to share in the unique opportunities that only Catholic schools offer our children, whether that means supporting teacher training, funding the salaries for special education teachers or paraprofessionals, or acquiring adaptive technology. Even more importantly, inclusion in our Catholic schools invites students, teachers, and all staff to more fully live our Catholic faith on a daily basis.
An education in the fullness of humanity should be the defining feature of Catholic schools. An inclusive education finds a place for all and does not select in an elitist way of the beneficiaries of its efforts.
Our History | FIRE Foundation Kansas City
FIRE originated in Kansas City in 1996. To give you an idea of the impact the FIRE Foundation of Denver will have going forward, here are some numbers taken from the FIRE Foundation of Kansas City detailing the impact their funding of inclusive Catholic education has had over the last 26 years.
During the 2022-2023 school year, FIRE Kansas City supported: