Colorado Gives Day

Support DPS students and educators by donating on December 8 to DPS Foundation, a day where your dollars go even further!

Support your community

Colorado Gives Day, held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, is a statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy across Colorado!

This year, you can make a BIG impact, in more ways than one. 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, for the first-time…in the month of December, your gift to the DPS Foundation will be MATCHED up to $25,000 thanks to generous support from Jeanne and Dick Saunders!

*Photo above and headline photo were captured by David Zalubowski, Associated Press

Support equity for students today, tomorrow and for the future.

We already knew that there are tremendous barriers to breaking patterns of historic inequities in public education. When the pandemic began, we already knew that our most vulnerable students were facing incredible obstacles. During the pandemic we learned that all we already knew to be true became even more acute. And with that, support is needed more than ever. We ask that you consider supporting our students’ basic and acute needs right now to narrow the equity gap.

At DPS Foundation, we are committed to supporting DPS students, and we believe students, particularly those most vulnerable, deserve a quality education. For nearly three decades, we have worked to break historical patterns of inequity for DPS students.

– So mental health supports can be a top priority.

– So our kids may have hotspots to learn.

– So unfinished learning can be lessened so no student falls behind.

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

Starting November 1, 2020, you can schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation to support DPS Foundation on December 8. No need to stress about remembering to donating on December 8. 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.

Are you a DPS alum? Learn how to participate in the DPS Alumni Colorado Gives Day campaign by emailing

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 (December 1, 2020). Your gift will be MATCHED thanks to Jeanne and Dick Saunders.

Looking for other ways to get involved?

Share your story

Record a video of why you believe in the power of public education and we will share it out with our community to inspire those who can to give financially to support public education during these challenging times.

We’re looking for a short video (up to 2-minutes) where you introduce yourself/what you do then explain or share a story to demonstrate the importance of public education. Email your video to for it to be shared out!

Educator e-cards

Our educators are rockstars. They are taking multi-tasking to a whole new level and being flexible and nimble to do everything they can to support our students. We want them to know that this community knows how hard they are working and that we are so appreciative for their dedication to teaching our students. Consider filling out an educator e-card to thank them for all the work they are doing!

  1. Download the e-card template here (or create your own)
  2. Fill it in and save it
  3. Send the saved e-card to

Sponsor a Family or Classroom

During these trying times, many of our families are in need. These needs are heightened over school breaks such as the upcoming winter break. You can help by sponsoring a family or classroom. To learn more and see if sponsoring a is right for you please reach out to our School Partners Program Manager at

1860 Lincoln Street, 10th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203-7301
p: (720) 423-3553
f: (720) 423-3968

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