Aurora Public Schools Foundation

The Aurora Public Schools Foundation advances private, non-profit, public and philanthropic partnerships to develop and leverage resources for projects and programs that drive innovation and excellence for more than 38,000 students, 5,000 teachers and staff, and 64 schools.

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Official Name
Aurora Public Schools Foundation​​​​​​​
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(2007)Aurora Education Foundation
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15701 East 1st Avenue, Suite 206
Aurora, CO 80011
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Aurora Public Schools Foundation is to cultivate community investment to enrich student opportunity.

Organization History

The Aurora Public Schools Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Non-profit Organization that exists to provided resources and support to the Aurora Public Schools District. Established in 1987, currently, the APS Foundation is also working to create a Career and College Resource Center in every APS high school.

Today, the APS Foundation continues to advance private, nonprofit, public and philanthropic partnerships to develop and leverage resources that drive innovation and excellence for our District. We have served over 11,000 students, unlocked over $59 million in scholarships and showcased various career opportunities through internships, apprenticeships, and technical training programs.

What We Do:
We create a college and career-bound culture and resource hub through the operation and support of 5 College and Career Centers in APS high schools.

We facilitate direct philanthropy to support classrooms, schools, and programs within APS.

We advance partnerships and leverage resources to drive innovation and excellence for the students of APS.


We are thrilled to share that we have partnered up with Academy Roofing for the 2019 ColoradoGives day! This year Academy Roofing will be matching every dollar donated to APS Foundation up to $7,500. Every $1 donated unlocks $105 in scholarships for a student, with this full match we can unlock nearly $800,000 in scholarships for APS students. An investment of any amount will directly affect our students who represent over 130 countries and speak over 160 languages.

"Applying for everything, I don't think I would have figured it out on my own, so it's a blessing that [they're] here to help and support us find those ways." - Hana Fentahun, Rangeview High School Alumni, on how APSF and our College and Career Centers helped her with her post-secondary education success

Last year, we waved over $60,000 in college application fees at one high school alone. Our College and Career Centers are designed to help students navigate their future including college visits, career opportunities, internships, externships, financial aid nights, college fairs, military fairs, college applications, scholarship essay writing, and more.

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