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Annual Report 2016


 ¡Saludos, DPS Foundation Partner!

You are an important member of Team DPS, and you play a crucial role in bettering our students’ lives. Thanks to you and others, we have raised more than $14 million in 2015-16 for DPS students and schools. We are excited to share with you all our triumphs and accomplishments this past year in our Annual Report. ¡Gracias! It takes ALL of us for Every Child in Denver to Succeed. Juntos lograremos que cada niño en Denver alcance el éxito.

Today and always for OUR kids,

Verónica Figoli
President & CEO,
Denver Public Schools Foundation

Craig Umbaugh
2015-16 Board Chair,
Denver Public Schools Foundation

Tom Boasberg
Denver Public Schools

Raising Their Hands for DPS Students Everyday.

Here’s a snapshot of a few of the foundation’s many champions and their inspiring stories…


Over $14 Million

Raised for DPS schools and students in 2015/16!


Sing it To Me Santa



A look at this year’s numbers…

Denver Public Schools Foundation received an unmodified opinion by independent auditors Kundinger, Corder & Engle, P.C. for the year ended June 30, 2016. The complete Independent Auditor’s Report on Financial Statements is available upon request.


Revenues, gains and other support:


███████ Family and grant-making foundations & organizations $9,684,000
███████ In-kind $48,000
███████ Corporate & corporate foundations $3,430,000
███████ Individuals $311,000
███████ Local government & agencies $81,000
███████ Special events, net $948,000
███████ Investment income ($42,000)

Total revenue, gains and other support


Total Expenses:


███████ Program services & grants $12,568,000
███████ Management & general $584,000
███████ Fundraising $609,000

Total expenses



Total Grants Funded:

Total Grants:

███████ Teacher effectiveness $3,682,000
███████ Literacy $402,000
███████ Health & wellness $346,000
███████ Culture & leadership development $2,398,000
███████ Classroom resources $997,000
███████ Innovation $3,430,000
███████ CareerConnect $490,000
███████ After school & enrichment $760,000

Total grants funded