The Detroit Public Schools Foundation (Foundation) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating and enhancing educational opportunities for Detroit Public Schools (DPS) students.

The Foundation welcomes requests from current and former DPS entities (including DPS-chartered schools and the Educational Achievement Authority) and 501(c)(3) organizations. Awards are granted directly to DPS staff, schools, departments, offices and not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that provide programs supporting DPS.

The Foundation supports staff, and students and their families in areas such as early childhood education and literacy, science/technology/engineering/math (STEM), fine and performing arts, career pathways, and out-of-classroom experiences linked to academic outcomes.

Click on the “Download Grant Application Procedure” link below for DPS Foundation grant application instructions.

Application Procedure

To be considered for a grant from the Foundation, an applicant must comply with the following grant application procedure, which involves two steps.

Applicants must be one of the following:
• DPS or EAA school
• DPS departments and offices
• DPS staff
• 501(c)(3) organizations that provide programs supporting DPS students and schools


If the Foundation is interested in receiving more information from the applicant, it will send an email to the applicant requesting that the applicant submit a grant proposal. The applicant must complete and submit the proposal to the Foundation within 7 days after the date of the Foundation’s email, using the appropriate Grant Proposal Form. Click on a link below to review the appropriate form to use.

Grant Proposal Form (Fillable)

If the Foundation awards you a grant, you will be asked to evaluate the funded program after its completion and submit the evaluation to the Foundation. The submission deadline is 30 days after completion of the program unless the Foundation specifies an earlier submission date. Failure to timely submit the evaluation will affect consideration of future funding for you. Click on the link below to review the Final Report Form (formerly the Post-Grant Self-Evaluation Form) so that you are aware of the aspects of your program that the Foundation will want you to evaluate. Do not submit the Final Report Form until after completion of your program.

Final Report Fillable