About the DPS Foundation

The single most pressing and critical priority for our nation is to provide a quality education for every child. Our future depends upon it.

The Denver Public Schools Foundation is Denver Public Schools’ fundraising partner. We generate resources, build relationships and champion public education to impact system-wide achievement and help every child succeed.

Download a one-page fact sheet: About the DPS Foundation.

Our Promise:

We believe every child deserves an excellent education. It is our promise to the students in Denver Public Schools – to the entire community – that with your help, we will make that happen.

Our Mission:

In partnership with Denver Public Schools, we raise and manage funds, make strategic program investments, and serve as community leaders so that all students have the opportunity to succeed.

Our Vision:

In Denver Public Schools, outstanding educational achievements are the norm and all children have hope of a great future.

With your help, the DPS Foundation can:

  • Create a Better Denver: DPS prepares students to be productive contributors to our society. By supporting the DPS Foundation, the entire community creates positive, sustainable change in our schools and contributes to the success of our next generation.
  • Help Every Child Succeed: We direct community support to programs that are proven to have significant and measurable impact on the lives of our students. Our programs help children succeed in the classroom, discover their talents outside the classroom and stay on track to graduate prepared for college or career.
  • Innovate: When it comes to education, great new ideas deserve to be tested, proven and scaled. We support innovation in DPS, providing the funding to identify, incubate, evaluate and replicate the highest-performing and most exciting new strategies to help children achieve.
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