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Team DPS GIVES is an employee giving campaign encouraging a culture of philanthropy in Denver Public Schools. Funds raised through Team DPS GIVES allow Denver Public Schools Foundation to support initiatives like afterschool programs, A to Z Fund Classroom Grants, Career Development, Community Hubs (formerly FACE Centers), middle school sports, and more to help make sure every student, in every school, has the tools and resources to reach their highest potential.

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

Support Year Round

Join Team DPS GIVES with year round support through monthly payroll deductions. For just…

$5 per pay period or $10 per month you could help provide educators with social emotional learning curriculum so they can teach students tools to manage anxiety.

$10 per pay period or $20 per month you could help provide six high school seniors cap and gowns for graduation so that all students can participate in graduation ceremonies, regardless of income.

$15 per pay period or $30 per month you could help provide two students with access to free LEGO Robotics STEM Enrichment.

DPS GIVES One Time Gift

Join Team DPS GIVES and you could win!

Join Team DPS GIVES and  you’ll have a chance to win special prize drawings! Sign up to make a payroll deduction or make a one time gift and you’ll be automatically entered to win!*

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Prize Winners! Check Back for the 2023-2024 prizes.

Spring 2023 Prize: Denver Date Night Valued at $459
Congratulations Amy Golden!

Enjoy your two tickets to a show at the Bluebird, Gothic, Ogden, or Mission Ballroom, two tickets to Comedy Works, and giftcards to Atomic Provisions and Ratio Beerworks! 

Spring 2023 Prize: Self Care Summer Valued at $324
Congratulations Emily Clark!

Enjoy your one month all access pass to Colorado Athletic Club, Urban Cookie 12 pack, and gift card to Alchemy Face Bar!

Winter 2022 Prize: Denver Staycation
Congratulations Richard Charles!

The Denver Staycation features a one night stay with complimentary parking at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center and a $300 gift card to STK to indulge in a delicious meal.

* Monthly donations can be processed through Community First Foundation (you will redirected to www.coloradogives.org/organization/dpsfoundation) or sign up for automatic payroll deductions here.



**No contribution is necessary to qualify for prizes. Please download the form, fill out the form completely, and then return per instructions on the form. Thank you!

Success Stories


As a DPS graduate himself, a proud John F. Kennedy alumnus, John comes from a family of DPS educators with his mom, sister and wife all longtime DPS teachers as well. Over the course of his time with Denver Public Schools, John was a student, a teacher, a tennis and basketball coach

With your generosity, the Denver Public Schools Foundation helps realize the promise of public education, provides exciting opportunities across the district, and empowers our students, educators and communities to thrive.

The impact of giving to Denver Public Schools Foundation goes beyond our schools. It is exciting, empowering and rewarding for funders, too.

From Early Childhood Education (ECE) through graduation, read how teachers and students have experienced the promise of public education thanks to your generosity.

With nearly 200 schools and more than 90,000 students, Denver Public Schools needs your help to empower future leaders and support the next generation who will be the workforce for our community Your support can help ensure Every Child Succeeds.

Our Impact by the Numbers

Twice the Number of African American and Latino Graduates in the Past Decade

More Graduates in 2018 than 2017

Graduates Over 10 Years

Together, we can help all students graduate ready to lead a successful life.

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Make Your Impact Count

We invest strategically in proven and innovative programs to help every student have the resources and opportunities to succeed.


Whole Child, Whole Family

We support DPS’s Denver 2020 Whole Child Plan (recognizing that emotional, social and physical well-being is just as important as academic learning) through a variety of programs. And, we support Whole Family through our FACE Center support.

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Teachers & School Leadership

We support DPS’ pursuit of ensuring exceptional teachers and outstanding leaders in every school. We fund innovative programs to attract, develop and retrain our teachers and school leaders.

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Workforce Development

Students take relevant courses while connecting with partner companies and higher education institutions for hands-on workplace experiences.
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Other Ways to Get Involved

Achieve Gala

Please join us for the annual Achieve Gala where students from across the district are showcased and funds are raised to support DPS students and educators like you.

Special Offers

Check out discounted tickets to sporting events, DCPA performances, amusement parks, restaurants, and more! A portion of ticket sales from these community partners goes back to DPS Foundation to support DPS students and educators.

Films for the Future

Join us each October as we raise the curtain on current topics in DPS through a documentary screening and panel discussion. Discounted educator tickets are available.