Bayfield’s educational opportunities

What holds more promise for the well-being of an individual, a community, a nation than unlimited educational possibilities?

The Bayfield Education Foundation believes in possibilities.

The Bayfield Education Foundation fills under-recognized and under-funded educational needs to help children and adults build a bright future.

The Red Ball Express Returns!

The Rotary Clubs of La Plata County and Alpine Bank present the Red Ball Express. Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 4:00pm. At just $5.00 per adoption ball, you might as well buy a few. The first two balls down the course win that adoption ticket holder $5,000.00/$25,000.00. The second pair wins that adoption ticket holder $2,000.00, and the third pair wins that adoption ticket holder $1,000.00! Click on the link below to order your tickets.


The giant, red balls have shrunk up a bit from previous years due to Covid-19 restrictions. This year over 100 swift, red ping pong balls will roll down a challenging course at Alpine Bank, 1099 Main Avenue, Durango, CO. This exciting event will be broadcast at

You don’t need to be present to win. Winners will be announced on

Creating opportunities for students of all ages

By funding classes, tutoring, teacher development, scholarships, and special projects, the Bayfield Education Foundation helps students achieve success in school, career, and life.


Teachers & Classrooms

The Bayfield Education Foundation helps fund the teacher-mentor program. Teachers observe each other in action to learn best practices and give/receive constructive feedback.


Become a volunteer

You can join the BEF by helping with events, fundraising, or communications, and the organization welcomes people interested in joining the Board of Directors.  Send a message below, or make a gift here.