This foundation was established to honor Garrett LaForce who passed away in the summer of 2014.


Garrett was a STEM teacher and the head volleyball coach at Eagle Valley High School, in Gypsum, CO. He only taught for one year, but his relentless energy and optimism impacted his co-workers and students profoundly. As a result, the Garrett LaForce Foundation was started.

The Garrett LaForce Foundation supports our education system, specifically new teachers as they transition to their role in educating our next generation. Supplemental classroom supplies and innovative materials are often limited. Our intention is to help fill this void and provide grants to teachers so their primary focus will be on educating students.