Great Education Colorado

a nonprofit organization dedicated to driving educational excellence for all Colorado students through grassroots activism.


We are onto something special, and we need your support!

As Colorado voters, we have the power to create and pass laws through the citizens initiative process, and that starts with getting on the ballot!

What’s the big idea? Without raising taxes, we can add nearly $900 million to K12 public schools, meaning more support for our students and better pay for our educators!

Excited about that idea? Let us know that you’re with us!

  • Pledge to sign a petition and/or carry one yourself using the form below! Share this with friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Donate as a one-time or recurring donor. We’re a grassroots powered organization, for you and by you! Every donation strengthens our ability to inform and empower advocates and voters.

Have any questions or want to talk with our team? Contact Cody Ostenson at, and let’s chat!

Become an AMPE donor

Great Education Colorado’s Ambassadors for Public Education are generous, passionate, and diverse partners who believe that making impactful change to public school funding requires meaningful, philanthropic commitment.

Ambassadors for Public Education pledge minimum annual gifts of $1,000 to Great Education Colorado for three years (paid quarterly or annually). Collectively, your pledges form a sustainable philanthropic pillar empowering Great Ed to maintain the adequate and equitable education funding movement.

All Ambassadors are able to stay knowledgable about pressing education funding topics, support Great Education Colorado and share with the community the strategies to support public education funding across the state of Colorado.

Advocates Network Meeting

Join Great Education Colorado (GEC) and other passionate advocates like yourself for our monthly Advocates Network meetings on Zoom!

GEC will meet every second Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm to hear from you and share opportunities where you can take action as an advocate for adequate and equitable funding for Colorado's K12 public schools! In each meeting, we will listen to different perspectives, learn about current issues in school funding, and activate our leadership by taking action together.

Great Education Colorado's story is provided in this short video. Find the answers to:

  • What does a great education look like?

  • Why does investing in education matter?

  • Where does Colorado stand in providing a great education to every student?

  • Who decides how well we fund schools in Colorado?

  • How can people get involved in advocating for better funding for public education?

Play Bridge The Gap! A virtual experience game powered by Great Education Colorado.

Through this virtual experience you will have the opportunity to watch videos, complete puzzles and learn how to bridge the gap in education. After a series of questions you will be offered an opportunity to visit a new room or go back to a previous room. Finish the bonus room and get added to the wall of fame!

Please consider making a donation. Anything helps.

Great Education Colorado is taking action and making a difference on behalf of Colorado's students, and your tax-deductible donation can help us continue our work to ensure that every student gets the education needed to succeed.

Support us in making Colorado a better place to raise a family, be a student, and support your community. Together, we can make a difference!




Honor Roll Sponsors

Moira Coogan and Matthew Carroll