Think of a child standing outside a school’s music room, looking through the small window in the door, watching all of the other kids inside and wishing they too could participate. If only…  

The unfortunate reality is that too many children don’t have the means in their homes to be able to afford even the simplest necessities for participating in their school’s music programs. Further, school and non-profit music programs are often underfunded due to fiscal constraints. Our aim is to help reverse these realities in the Fort Collins area, in honor and loving memory of Kayla.

Our Vision:

One day, all school age children in the Fort Collins Colorado area will have equal access to a quality music education, and the music programs at their schools, or non-profit organizations, will be thriving learning and cultural performance centers. (Video)

Our Mission:

The goal of “The Kayla Foundation” is to provide support to:

Since 2009, the Kayla Foundation has been making a difference by enabling young people to make music. With the generosity of community members and the legacy of Kayla Marie Adsit’s memory, the Foundation connects local students and young clients with the resources they need for participation in musical opportunities.

Our Grants:

Financial support is made through direct grants to schools and other local area non-profits, for the purpose of supporting their students / clients and their particular needs. Examples of qualifying funding requests are:

For Lower Income Family / Special Needs Students:
For All Students:


Funding Sources:

The Kayla Foundation, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado a 501c3 organization, is funded entirely by the generosity of individual donations, grants awarded, business sponsorships and various fundraising activities such as our annual Gulley Greenhouse Gift Card sales each spring or our Human Bean Guest Barista Day. All funds received are, in turn, directed to meet the highest priority needs within our community.

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