The DPS Foundation exists to support the work of Team DPS – the educators and school leaders who commit themselves to helping ensure Every Child Succeeds! On this page, we have compiled links and resources for our educators. If you play for Team DPS, this is your one-stop shop to learn more about the work of the DPS Foundation and how it impacts (and benefits!) the work you do every day. It’s an honor to play alongside you for Team DPS!
I Give for Team DPS
I Give for Team DPS is the employee giving campaign for Denver Public Schools. Generous DPS employees have donated more than $267,000 to help our kids since the campaign started in 2010! Learn more about I Give for Team DPS, read the “How Employees Make a Difference” blog, or check out the I Give for Team DPS Resource Center!
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. Learn more about how to apply for the DPS Foundation’s A to Z Fund classroom grants.
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 all DPS schools.
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. DPS employees receive a 50% discount on tickets for the DPS Foundation’s annual fundraiser.
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 school? Learn more and find out about getting matched with a School Partner today.
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.
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!
Educational Activities for Teachers
The Directory of Educational Activities for Teachers and School is an annual publication listing 200 education programs from the Scientific and Cultural Collaborative (SCC) cultural organizations as a one-stop source for assemblies, field trips, professional teacher training and more. 15,000 copies are distributed to all public and private schools and homeschool associations in the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The Scientific and Cultural Collaborative is a non-profit partnership of cultural organization that are funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. The SCC serves to unify our diverse partners by enhancing communication, building opportunities for collaboration and support, and with direct services to the public.
To download an electronic copy of the directory click here.