With your help, we’re empowering school leaders to identify, evaluate and replicate the highest-performing and most exciting new innovations; and we’re expanding core programs proven to have measurable impact on the lives of our students. Together, we will achieve our shared vision:
Every Child Succeeds!
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The Power of Literacy
Only six in 10 third-grade students are proficient readers. Research continues to show that third-grade proficiency is one of the key indicators of high school on-time completion.
Through the DPS Foundation’s School Partners Program, more than 700 community members spent 6,000 hours reading with students one-on-one, increasing students’ confidence in literacy.
A to Z Fund: Classroom Grants for Schools and Teachers
Since 2006, the DPS Foundation has awarded 946 A to Z Fund classroom grants totaling $1.26 million
Strengthening the Pipeline to Success through Career and Technical EducationDPS has set out on an ambitious path to dramatically improve how we’re preparing students for college and career. By implementing a pipeline of Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways, DPS is preparing our future leaders for the very jobs that are in highest demand in Denver – ensuring that we are strengthening our city and our students’ futures.
Biomedical & Healthcare
Engineering & Energy
Digital & IT
The School Partners Program
In 2014/15, 73 active School Partners had a tremendous impact on 42 DPS schools.
Over $125,000 in direct financial and in-kind support was contributed to DPS schools.
School Partners donated more than 9,000 volunteer hours.
Colfax Marathon Team Sets Record-Breaking Total
Thanks to the dedication of our 165 runners, the DPS Foundation Team raised more than $32,000 in support of DPS students, tripling our goal!
Financial Overview: Statement of Activities and Change in Net Assets
We value that our donors trust their dollars will be put to use in the most meaningful and lasting ways to affect positive change in our schools.
REVENUES, GAINS AND OTHER SUPPORT
|Family and grant-making foundations & organizations||$10,619,000|
|Corporate & corporate foundations||3,241,000|
|Local government & agencies||70,000|
|Special events, net||865,000|
|Total revenues, gains and other support||$15,355,000|
|•||Family and grant-making foundations & organizations||69%|
|•||Corporate & corporate foundations||21%|
|•||Local government & agencies||<1%|
|•||Special events, net||6%|
|•||Health & wellness||3%|
|•||Cultural & leadership development||24%|
|•||After school & enrichment||5%|
|$14,001,000 in grants funded|