Denver Public Schools Foundation

About Us

1) We invest in accelerating progress. We make strategic investments in proven and promising programs that spur growth for our students and schools. We’ve granted more than $117 million to benefit DPS schools and initiatives.

2) We connect the community to our classrooms. We forge partnerships that bring talent, resources and volunteers to benefit students and schools across Denver.

3) We inspire confidence in the promise of public education. We celebrate our students’ triumphs, and demonstrate what’s possible when our students, teachers and schools have access to greater opportunities.

Signature Event

Attend or Sponsor Upcoming Event:

Achieve Gala 2019
April 10, 2019
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
The Achieve Gala is the DPS Foundation’s annual fundraiser, generating $1 million each year to support the more than 92,000 students. The Achieve Gala celebrates our students’ triumphs and demonstrates what’s possible when our students, teachers, and schools have access to greater opportunities. With more student participation than any other event of its kind, it’s a not-to-be-missed night of inspirational entertainment. The Gala includes a networking reception, dinner, performance by DPS students and more! Sponsorships are now available. For details visit:

Giving Opportunities

DPS Foundation relies on donations from individuals, families, companies and foundations to support its mission. All gifts make a difference for the more than 92,000 students in Denver Public Schools. Make your commitment today by:

Mailing a check to the DPS Foundation at 1860 Lincoln Street, 9th Floor, Denver CO 80203-2907.

Calling 720-423-3553 to discuss your gift with a member of our Development Team.

Visiting our website at

Volunteer Opportunities

School Partners make a long-term commitment to participate in consistent, direct engagement activities that connect the community to our classrooms, inspire confidence in the promise of public education and accelerate learning.

School Partners can choose from a wide variety of established partnership opportunities. Tutoring programs have a direct impact on students, as well as on your employee-retention strategies. Backpack, school supply, and clothing drives help ensure students come to school ready to learn. Service days and teacher-appreciation events engage your employees and make a tangible, lasting difference. Please ask for our list of engagement opportunities to learn more by emailing

If you are a business seeking to learn more about corporate volunteerism in schools, please call 720-423-3553.