DPS Parents

The Denver Public Schools Foundation exists to generate resources and support for all Denver Public Schools students and schools district-wide. The Foundation is built and sustained by the community: parents, alumni, businesses, DPS employees and others contribute to the success of our children through the DPS Foundation. We are all DPS!

On this page, we have compiled links and resources for our parent and school communities. By clicking on the buttons below, you can learn more about DPS Foundation funding channels; special offers; fundraising events; and much, much more! This is your one-stop shop to learn more about the work of the DPS Foundation and how it impacts (and benefits!) your school community and more than 90,000 students in Denver Public Schools.

Special Offers

The Denver Public Schools Foundation hosts, coordinates and/or is the beneficiary of many fundraising events throughout the year with community partners including professional sports teams, special event coordinators and others. Find all the latest information on discounted offers and events here and please check back often as we are always adding more. Proceeds from these events benefit nearly 200 Denver Public Schools.

Afterschool Programs

Does your child need afterschool care? Funding from the DPS Foundation provides safe, enriching and academically supportive afterschool programs for 17,000 DPS students every year. Follow this link to a map of programs in Denver, courtesy of the Denver Afterschool Alliance, a collaborative among the city, program providers and non-profits including the DPS Foundation.

A to Z Fund

The DPS Foundation’s A to Z Fund provides grants to individual schools for programs and activities that go beyond the school’s limited budget. Since it’s inception in 2006, the A to Z Fund has granted $1.26 million to teachers and classrooms all across Denver. DPS teachers may apply once per semester, and the school principal must approve the application.

United Airlines

The United Airlines Travel Fund strives to reduce the inequity in resources among DPS students so all students have equal opportunity to achieve a well-rounded educational experience and to encompass a broad spectrum of experiences, insights and challenges through traveling. Travel grants are available to students who met the application criteria.

School Partners Program

The School Partners Program cultivates, nurtures and sustains partnerships between DPS schools and Denver businesses and community organizations. What could a School Partner do for your child’s school? Learn more about the program and consider advocating for your child’s school to enroll in a School Partnership today!

Achieve Gala

The Achieve Gala raises nearly $1 million each year to support proven programs in Denver Public Schools. The event draws 1,200 attendees and features DPS student speakers and performers. Please consider attending or sponsoring the Achieve Gala as an individual, via your business, or with a group of fellow DPS parents.

Additional Funding

The DPS Foundation has compiled a list of additional funding opportunities and resources available to teachers, classrooms and schools. These resources are not affiliated with the DPS Foundation. Please contact the organizations directly for more information!