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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 DPS Foundation to support initiatives like afterschool programs, A to Z Fund Classroom Grants, Career Development, Community Hubs, and more to help make sure every student, in every school, has the tools and resources to reach their highest potential.

P.S. You could be the grantmaker! Make a gift of $200+ for a chance to grant $2,000 to your favorite DPS school. Every $200 will be counted as an entry, so the more you give the higher your chances! The randomly chosen donor will be contacted on December 6th, 2023 to select their beneficiary school. Make your gift below, and contact Erin at eshelby@dpsfoundation.org with questions.

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!

Winter 2023- Colorado Gives Day Prize Packages. Winners will be contacted on Dec. 6th.

Denver Nuggets Package: Four 100-level tickets to the Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns game on March 5th, 2024 and a $50 giftcard to Fire on the Mountain. Valued at $1,100!

Family Fun Package: Eight General Admission tickets to Meow Wolf Denver, a $50 giftcard to Atomic Provisions (Denver Biscuit Company, Fat Sullys, etc), and a crossbody bag from Adventurist Backpack Co. Valued at $455!

Ski & Self Care Package: Two Loveland Ski Adult Lift Tickets for 2023/24 Season and two facial vouchers to Clean Your Dirty Face. Valued at $418!

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THESE PRIZES POSSIBLE: Adventurist Backpack Co. | Atomic Provisions | Carm Hicks | Clean Your Dirty Face | Fire on the Mountain | Loveland Ski Area | Meow Wolf

Congratulations to Past Winners!

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.

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.

**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.

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.

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.


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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