Colorado Gives Day

If They See It, They Can Be It

Put Students First by donating on December 7 to DPS Foundation.

Support your community

Colorado Gives Day, held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, is a statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy across Colorado.

Colorado Gives Day gifts like yours fund classroom innovation, equity initiatives, whole child programs, and so much more. This year, you can increase your impact! On Colorado Gives Day, your dollars go even further thanks to Community First Foundation, FirstBank and other community members who will be giving a boost to every donation. And, thanks to the generous support from Jeanne and Dick Saunders, gifts made to the DPS Foundation in the month of December will be MATCHED up to $25,000!

If They See It, They Can Be It

We know providing students with new experiences is crucial to driving interest in learning and broadening their goals and beliefs about what they can achieve. Interest has the power to influence the choices we make and can be a powerful predictor of achievement. How do we develop students’ interests? Through meaningful, innovative experiences. Representation matters, too. To see goals as attainable, students must see themselves reflected in learning materials, books, and role models. Representation fuels hope and can help students see goals as within their reach.

 Today you can make the choice to put Students First, to help students across the district develop interest in mathematics, science, literature, and so much more. You can fuel hope by helping support Denver Public Schools and our commitment to addressing inequity. Make a gift and help students see their dream of being a future physician, a future special education teacher, or future chemical engineer as achievable. 

I love building things! I hope to go to School of Mines someday and study mechanical or chemical engineering.

– Vanessa C.

Make a Colorado Gives Day gift and you’ll automatically be entered to win two tickets to the Denver Nuggets! *

 Game Date: Friday, January 7th at 7 p.m. against the Sacramento Kings. Thank You to Carm Hicks, LLC for your generous ticket donation.

Together, we can ensure all students graduate ready to lead a successful life!

Starting November 1, 2021, you can schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation to support DPS Foundation on December 7. No need to stress about remembering to donating on December 7. Schedule your gift today!

  1. Go to DPS Foundation on (or search for “Denver Public Schools Foundation” on
  2. Click “Donate” on our page or the search result listing.
  3. Enter or select the amount you want to donate and decide if you’d like to cover the processing fee.
  4. Under “Donation frequency”, click the button “Colorado Gives Day”. Enter the details of your donation, and click “Add to Cart”.
  5. Continue checking out by logging in or creating a donor account, entering your payment information, and then pressing submit.

If you prefer, you can give via our website click here.

Please note, if there are several nonprofits you wish to support you can donate to more than one organization by clicking “add more nonprofits to cart” before checking out! When all of your scheduled donations are in the cart you will need to click the “Colorado Gives Day” button for each donation you want to schedule for Colorado Gives Day.


We are celebrating this season of giving by encouraging our supporters to schedule your Colorado Gives Day Gift on #GivingTuesday (November 30, 2021). Your gift will be MATCHED thanks to Jeanne and Dick Saunders.

Share Your Story

Looking for other ways to get involved? Record a video of why you believe in the power of public education and how DPS helped you see it to be it. We will share it out with our community to inspire those who can to give financially to support public education during these challenging times.

You can share a short video (up to 50 seconds) or an image and quote where you introduce yourself, what you do, why you believe in public education and how DPS helped you “see it to be it.” We will share it out with our community to inspire those who can give financially to support public education during these challenging times.

My desire to get into engineering started as a child when I realized I was good at math.  When I started my own business eight years after college, I found a mentor in a past Denver Public Schools’ educator. He provided energy, mentoring, and most importantly helped me to develop a scalable framework for the Campos EPC Foundation. 

Seeing successful people of color in the community motivates me to do more. We can make a significant impact at all levels, we just can’t forget our roots or the community who helped us out along the way.

- Marco Campos, DPS Alum

*No donation necessary to enter the Colorado Gives Day Gift Incentive Prize Drawing. Please return the completed signed form by mail to DPS Foundation. All Entry forms must be postmarked by Nov. 30, 2021 and received by USPS by 3 p.m. on December 6, 2021 to be eligible.

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