We miss you. Any place we ever walked and anywhere we ever talked. We miss you.


The Derek Prescott Foundation is a 501(c)3
non-profit organization. 

Learn more about Derek and the Foundation in this short video.


Give to The Derek Prescott Foundation

Our foundation is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization in Colorado and 100 percent of our projects are funded through generous donors who help us honor Derek through their tax deductible donations. Learn how you can help us make an impact. 


Request Funding for Your Project

If you are looking for financial support for a project that aligns with our mission, we invite you to complete our funding request form. We carefully review every form submitted and donate funds to various projects that futher our goals. 


Making a Difference and Providing opportunities

We invite you to take a few minutes to learn more about the Derek Prescott Foundation and our goals. On our missions page you can read our organizational mission and learn more about current projects and future plans for reaching the community. 



Family is everything.

They are always there for you.

In the ups. In the downs.

You can always count on them.


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By Derek Prescott

"I wrote the poem success because that is what I have been living off of since the end of state track. If you want to reach the ultimate goal you have to be willing to sacrifice things and push through the pain.


Founded in Faith

Derek was grounded by his faith in God. It didn't matter if it was sports, school or work, Derek's faith helped him to see the good in others. He was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. It was also Derek's faith that drove his unparalleled work ethic. Derek was always working hard to achieve his goals in part because he was following God's plan for his life. Derek's favorite Bible verse is Colossians 3:23-24, which reads:  

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.


Derek Prescott Memorial Scholarships

The first ever Derek Prescott Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Issah Smith in 2017.

In 2018 and 2019, the foundation expanded the program to offer 13 scholarships to Platte Valley High School seniors. The foundation plans to continue the scholarship program in 2020.

Visit our scholarship page to see scholarship recipients and learn more about the application process.

Purpose is about making a difference in the lives of others.
— Valorie Burton

Where I'm From

By Derek Prescott

I am from a loving home

With two parents

Loving and hard-working

I am from being dedicated

From early morning and late nights

Hot stuffy  gyms

Just you, the ball and the basket

I am from lanes 1-9

The warm and cold meets

that's what I live and die for

Pushing myself to work harder

Pass the people in front of me

Don't let the others pass me

No matter the outcome

It is all for the man upstairs

I am from spending time with family and friends

All the holiday gatherings

Good food and drinks

Joking, board games and cards

Going out and staying late

Playing basketball in the headlights

Calling each other names

This is where I am from