2023 Fire Foundation Video

Our latest video shines a light on the dedicated people who create successful inclusive learning opportunities for students with learning and developmental differences.

Featuring Nativity School

2022 FIRE Foundation Video

Meet Jack, a bright, ambitious and kind young man who overcomes obstacles to pursue his dreams and goals.

You’ll also meet Team Jack, the community of caring and creative inclusion champions who have been lighting the way since preschool all the way to senior year, helping Jack grow in confidence and ability to live his best life!

Project Bonfire


FIRE Foundation has received a grant of $1.25M from Lilly Endowment Inc.

FIRE Foundation, an advocacy and funding organization supporting inclusive Catholic education based in Kansas City, Mo., has received a grant of $1.25M from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish Project BONFIRE, a five-year initiative designed to build the capacity of Catholic K-12 schools and educators to welcome and support students with disabilities.
Follow to Lead Podcast

FIRE Foundation featured on Follow to Lead

Interview with Lynn Hire, Executive Director, FIRE Foundation

FIRE Foundation was featured on Follow to Lead, a monthly podcast produced by the Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative primarily for leaders and professionals in Catholic Education. We dive into the mission of FIRE and how our foundation ignites inclusive Catholic education. Learn about how and why FIRE was founded and the impact inclusive education is making on students and schools.

Looking for more? Visit the FIRE channel on YouTube!