Funds Distributed in 35+ years


Students and Staff Members that Benefit From our Grants


Greater Tucson Residents Directly Impacted by Our Work

About the Foundation

Since 1986, Tanque Verde Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation (TVF) has been an active support arm for the educational mission of the Tanque Verde School District. As a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation we rely on your support and commitment to raise funds which provide additional support to the students and faculty of the district for educational materials that are not covered by the regular district budget.



These funding requests have only been made available to the students, faculty and staff of TVUSD through your kind donations. For the 2022-23 school year we plan to host the Nerdy Derby, which has been growing in popularity and are only successful with your help.

Nerdy Derby Event Schedule and Race Format

The 2023 Nerdy Derby is upon us! Here is the Event Schedule and Race Format (subject to change as circumstances …

2023 Nerdy Derby: if you can build it, you can race it!

The Nerdy Derby is just weeks away – what will you be racing? The only limitations to your car’s design …

Nerdy Derby RESCHEDULED – new date Sunday, April 23

Due to the ongoing uncertainties following the tragic hazmat accident on I-10, we made a decision to reschedule the Nerdy Derby to Sunday, …

How Your Support Matters to Your Students

Why support TVF? EGJH Musical Theater teacher Londa Hopkins tells you why. Since her grant request was funded in spring …

Registration Open for the Nerdy Derby

Registration is now open for the April 23 Nerdy Derby! Propulsion Track registration Gravity Track registration Rocket registration to purchase …

Nerdy Derby Sponsorship Opportunities!

On Sunday, April 23 2023 the Tinker Verde Nerdy Derby  makes its long-awaited return featuring a no-rules Pinewood Derby (unique Gravity and …