Additional Funding & Resources

The following funding opportunities and resources are available to students and/or schools. These resources are not affiliated with the DPS Foundation. Please contact the organizations directly for more information!

Colorado Succeeds Innovation Award

Colorado Succeeds and 9NEWS are partnering with Governor Hickenlooper, Lieutenant Governor Lynne, Governor Ritter, Governor Owens, and Colorado’s top CEO’s to host The Inaugural Succeeds Prize on October 3, 2017. The Succeeds Prize is the most prestigious awards and recognition event for Colorado’s public schools and educators. It honors the transformational impact Colorado’s public schools and educators are leading across the state. It also serves as a year-long campaign to implement and scale successful innovations and best practices so that every student in Colorado can benefit. One winner will be awarded a cash prize of $15,000 at The Succeeds Prize. Applications are due August 1, 2017. For more information on how to apply, click here.

Target Field Trip Grants

It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, we launched Target Field Trip™ grants in 2007. Since then, we’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip. As part of the program, Target stores award Target Field Trip™ grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. We accept grant applications between noon CST Aug. 1 and 11:59 p.m. CT Oct. 1.  Click here for more information.

Westerra Credit Union – School Grant Program

The Westerra Credit Union School Grant Program strives to enhance students’ learning experiences by providing items such as art supplies, sports fees and equipment, after school programs, workbooks or other programs your school determines most beneficial. Grants are available up to $500 and will be issued to schools or departments (not individuals). Applications are due Friday, September 15, 2017. Click here for more information and to apply.

Donors Choose is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the site, and donors can give any amount to the project that most inspires them. Learn more.

RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching

RAFT is an amazing place for teachers to find inspirational resources to engage their students through hands-on, interactive learning. RAFT turns dimes into dollars with tons of useful items available at 80-90% off retail prices every day. RAFT also provides innovative teaching ideas, kits and workshops supporting Colorado’s new education standards in science, math, art, and literacy. Learn more and visit RAFT today!

The NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants

The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. Learn more.