Our students depend on people like you

Your individual donation is combined with others to create a powerful impact for our students.

Our Impact by the Numbers

Twice the Number of African American and Latino Graduates in the Past Decade

More Graduates in 2018 than 2017

Graduates Over 10 Years

Success Stories


I was immediately impressed with the people I met and their level of forward-thinking. Everyone believed in the mission and you could tell DPS was a cutting-edge organization. I wanted to help in a way to drive public education forward…

With your generosity, the Denver Public Schools Foundation helps realize the promise of public education, provides exciting opportunities across the district, and empowers our students, educators and communities to thrive.

The impact of giving to Denver Public Schools Foundation goes beyond our schools. It is exciting, empowering and rewarding for funders, too.

From Early Childhood Education (ECE) through graduation, read how teachers and students have experienced the promise of public education thanks to your generosity.


Whole Child, Whole Family

We support DPS’s Denver 2020 Whole Child Plan (recognizing that emotional, social and physical well-being is just as important as academic learning) through a variety of programs. And, we support Whole Family through our FACE Center support.

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Teachers & School Leadership

We support DPS’ pursuit of ensuring exceptional teachers and outstanding leaders in every school. We fund innovative programs to attract, develop and retrain our teachers and school leaders.

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Workforce Development

Students take relevant courses while connecting with partner companies and higher education institutions for hands-on workplace experiences.

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Make Your Impact Count

We invest strategically in proven and innovative programs to help every student have the resources and opportunities to succeed.

Other Ways to Get Involved

gala sponsorship opportunities

The Achieve Gala is our annual fundraiser. Your individual or corporate sponsorship helps support our kids and ensure they graduate prepared for college or career.

special offers

We are the beneficiary of many fundraising events and special offers with community partners. Learn about discounted offers and events or see how your organization can host one.


Our students and educators need your time, talent and support. There are many easy and rewarding ways for you to make a huge impact in our schools.

Legacy Gifts

Interested in leaving Denver Public Schools Foundation in your will? Please contact MaryBeth Lawson, Vice President of Development at marybeth_lawson@dpsk12.org for more information.