There are many ways to help support the work that GRCS is doing to put scholars on the path the college.  Please view the opportunities below to help support our work.


Send Our Scholars to Washington D.C.

Founded in 2009, Galapagos Rockford Charter School was created to serve as a top-quality educational option for children in Rockford, IL. Our goal is to ensure that every one of our scholars graduates from a 4-year college.

This year, Galapagos Rockford Charter School is working to send our third class of 8th grade scholars to Washington, D.C. for three days in June. To visit D.C. is to be immersed in the history and the massively diverse culture of our great nation. For some of our scholars, who rarely travel out of their own neighborhood, this trip could be nothing short of a life-changing experience. 

This excellent educational opportunity, a ritual for 8th graders across the country, will not be available to our scholars without your assistance. Through this website, you can help us in our fundraising efforts as we push to raise the money to provide our scholars with this vital experience.

Please give what you can today.  Click the link below to donate, or join us on May 6th for our Color Fun Walk/Run 5K!

Help Send Our Scholars to D.C.

Support Our New Playground

Galapagos Rockford Charter School is excited that it has received support from KaBOOM! and the Dr Snapple Group to build a playground at our Lower Academy campus.  These two organizations are donating $15,000 worth of equipment to Galapagos. However, the cost of our playground will be nearly $50,000.  Please consider becoming a named donor for our new playground.  As of March, our we have raised $21,900 towards our playground.

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Donate to Build Our Playground

DonorsChoose Current Projects

Engaging Academics and Immersive Technology in First Grade!

Help Ms. Hanrahan and her first grade scholars, who are already college bound and know the year they will graduate, 2033!  Ms. Hanrahan would love to provide them with an interactive whiteboard system to engage in a variety of academic activities, including annotating articles and writing responses, calendar math, centers, and other interactive literacy activities.

Engaging Academics- DonorsChoose

Loving Literacy in Kindergarten

Help support Ms. Kilmer and her kindergarten class by providing additional literacy resources for her room.  Materials will help enhance her literacy centers and promote reading independence.

Loving Literacy- DonorsChoose

DonorsChoose Fully Funded!

Read to Succeed

This project has been 100% funded!  Thanks to the individual donors who helped support Ms. Hanrahan and her first graders by providing additional literacy resources for her room.  Enhanced listening centers will help propel her scholars to higher levels of reading achievement and enjoyment.

Read to Succeed- DonorsChoose

Code Powers Our Digital World- DonorsChoose

This project has been 100% funded!  Thanks to our individual donors as well as 3M and DonorsChoose for supporting our efforts to introduce our scholars to computer coding.

Code Powers Our Digital World- DonorsChoose

GRCS Grows- DonorsChoose

This project has been 100% funded!  Thanks to all the individual donors who helped support Ms. Starrett and her fifth graders by providing a wider variety of books spanning a wider range of reading abilities with additional informational and non-fiction texts.

GRCS Grows- DonorsChoose


Did you know that you can support Galapagos Rockford through your holiday shopping?  If you purchase online, please sign up for AmazonSmile and choose Galapagos Rockford as your charity.  AmazonSmile is the Amazon website with one difference; Amazon donates a percentage of each sale to Galapagos Rockford.  The great thing is that it does not cost you a penny and you get to support the great programming at Galapagos!