About Our Foundation

Littleton Education Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) organization that exists to serve as a conduit for donations of time, resources, and funding for the Littleton Elementary School District (LESD). Littleton ESD is an elementary/middle school district established in 1912 that since that time has been the cornerstone for community development. The district, whose motto is “Leaders in Learning, Caring, and Growing,” serves almost 6,000 students in southern Avondale, west of Phoenix, at the base of the Estrella Mountains and the confluence of the Agua Fria and Gila Rivers. Littleton ESD is a “Kids At Hope” district, embracing the philosophy that “All kids are capable of success—no exceptions.”

We Support Our Children

We support all Littleton ESD children by funding teacher grants, enrichment programs, and signature projects that provide multiple pathways to student success. We act as a conduit for the greater community to be able to support all children in Littleton Elementary School District so that they have the resources and opportunities they need to be successful in school and in their lives. Please feel free to contact us via email at any time.

A Message from Our Board President

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Littleton Education Foundation, in partnership with Littleton Elementary School District, supports students to continue their education journey to honor and enhance cultural consciousness in education. Specifically, allowing space to recognize the importance of student backgrounds and experiences to empower learning opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. 

As a former school administrator, the value of community partnership is equally important to address and understand. Littleton Education Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) organization and will partner with local businesses, non-profit organizations, and community supporters to provide essential assistance to our students and families. It is extremely important to continue developing relevant, enriching programs to recognize multiple learning experiences to empower student success.

We support funding teacher grants, enrichment programs, and signature projects that provide multiple pathways to student success. The foundation will partially support the following field trips for 2022–2023:

  • 6th grade: Camp Way Prescott Valley experience
  • 7th grade: Camp Surf California experience
  • 8th grade: Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg

There are many exciting events and opportunities to assist the foundation in the 2022–2023 school year! I look forward to seeing you at our signature events.

Sincerely,

Giovanna Grijalva

Giovanna Grijalva, Ed.D, Board President

Our Mission and Purpose

Littleton Education Foundation’s mission and purpose is to expand opportunities and enhance education for Littleton Elementary students and community in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Our mission is achieved by funding teacher mini-grants and enrichment programs, providing multiple pathways to student success.

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