The Littleton Public Schools Foundation raises funds to support every LPS student's unique path to success.
There are six major areas of focus for which the Board of Directors centers fundraising efforts on that teach students life-long skills:
Mental Health supports and interventions
STEM project-based learning experiences
Innovation and Career & Technical Education
Grants to Teachers for creative and innovative classrooms
We pivoted in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and added a seventh pillar which focuses on COVID Crisis Relief which consists of, but is not limited to:
School Supplies (students cannot share)
Other needs identified by the school district
Our core values are:
We are passionate, enthusiastic and purposeful in delivering our mission.
We align with the strategic priorities of our educational partner, Littleton Public Schools.
We actively promote the values of Littleton Public Schools.
We energetically seek out generous hearts and minds to invest in our mission.
We manage the LPS Foundation with integrity, transparency, and sound financial practices.
We are accountable to our donors and appreciative of their generosity.
We are strategic in our investments and measure success by the programs we fund and their impact on LPS students.
The LPS Foundation has been in existence since 1991, is a registered standalone 501©3 organization, is in sound financial condition with its sole purpose to raise funds in support of programs for all schools impacting all students within Littleton Public Schools. In the 28 years of our existence, we have provided over $6 million to LPS schools and have impacted close to 365,000 students.
Governed by our own Board of Directors, which is comprised of 18 members from the community, the LPS Foundation does not provide any programs or services, but rather provides funding for programs and or initiatives identified by the Superintendent and district leadership that are not paid for with tax dollars, are not included in the district's already stretched budget, or covered by individual school's Parent/Teacher Organizations.
The Board of Directors for the Littleton Public Schools Foundation takes an active role in fundraising and 100% of our membership personally gives as well as seeks other funding sources. The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to oversee and implement the organization's already established policies, procedures, and strategic plans in addition to managing the fiduciary responsibility of the organization. Currently, the Executive Director and a part-time Assistant to the Executive Director are the only employees of the Littleton Public Schools Foundation.
"In donating to LPS as an educator, I actually see the benefits of our collective donations working within our school community." - Mary Plath-Rice, Library Clerk, Arapahoe High School
"I feel like this support saved my child's life. I was so scared that something awful would happen...she was so depressed. We could not have gotten her to the therapist she needed without your financial support and guidance. Thank you." - LPS parent of a sophomore student
"We are so grateful for the grant money from the Foundation! We used the grant funding to purchase books for our sixth grade Book Clubs. First semester we worked on fiction reading, and we ran our Book Clubs in November/December. The kids thoroughly enjoyed all of the books we offered. Thanks to your support we were able to offer many new titles." - Marnie Jordan, 6th Grade Language Arts, Powell Middle School