Ways to Give

Ways to give and support our students!

The Detroit Public Schools Foundation believes that all 50,000 DPSCD students deserve an opportunity to become a part of a strong, productive, and sustainablefuture for Detroit. Your partnership ensures that every student, family and educator have critically-needed resources.

Raise Awareness

Share our mission: to create and enhance educational opportunities for DPSCD students, families and educators.

    • Tell our stories, like our Facebook page and share our social media posts.
    • Know our priorities: fine arts, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), career awareness and exploration, scholarships, professional development for our educators and family basic needs
    • In and Out of Classroom grants to support students, families and educators

Show up!

DPSCD has opportunities to volunteer, adopt a school, participate in student-centered programs such as Career Day.

Employee Matching Gifts

Contribute through your company’s employee giving campaign. Almost all of our campaigns allow you to “donor designate”. Through Double the Donation, learn about and connect with your employer’s possible matching gift program. We also receive employee matching gift donations from other platforms including Benevity, Network for Good, Your Cause and others. Contact your employer’s human resource department to see if your company has a matching gift program and/or donate now to see if your employer offers matching.


 The DPS Foundation currently has endowments at the Jewish Fund of Detroit and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Contact Pamela J. Moore for additional information.  

Event Sponsorship

The Detroit Public Schools Foundation hosts two signature events annually–our Annual Golf Outing and our Champions of Education Gala. To learn more about each of these events and sponsorship opportunities

Donate Financial Resources

We rely on generous support from individuals like you, foundations and businesses.
Join our corps of donors who care deeply about our students, families and educators! Recent and ongoing campaigns:

      • Homeless Students and Families
      • Basic Needs/Emergency
      • Detroit College Promise Scholarships
      • Camp Burt Shurly
      • Connected Futures
      • Initiative Building Arts
      • Beyond the Classroom
      • Career Pathways
      • Early Childhood/Literacy
      • STEM/STEAM
      • Headphones for Virtual Learning
      • COVID Family Health Kits
      • Detroit Schools of Arts Capital and
      • Technology
      • Detroit Children’s Museum
      • Objects Conservation and Exhibition
      • DPS Foundation Annual Fund


We also accept donations in the form of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Donating securities can be a smart way to maximize the power of your donation.  Please consult your tax advisor.