Denver Public Schools Foundation

A nonprofit organization

New this year, you could be the grantmaker! Make a gift of $200+ for a chance at an opportunity 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. Please contact Erin at with questions. 

Our city and our communities are strengthened by each student who graduates ready to lead a successful life. Our goal is to help make sure every student, in every school, has the tools and resources to reach their highest potential. We engage our community, educators and DPS to accelerate progress and we help to find the most impactful ways to empower teachers, fuel engaged learning, and support students and their families. Check out our Programs tab below or to learn more!

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.

Together, we can put Students First.


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.

Background Statement

The Denver Public Schools Foundation was established in 1992 in recognition of the fact that public funds alone cannot adequately support the ambitious efforts to advance student achievement in Denver Public Schools.

Today, DPS Foundation works to support the district’s new Strategic Roadmap, focusing on supporting academics as well as the Whole Child and ensuring families are supported, all through strong community engagement.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Tax ID #84-1224325.

Organization Data


Organization name

Denver Public Schools Foundation

other names

DPS Foundation

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Large Organization


1860 Lincoln Street, 10th Floor
Denver, CO 80203

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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