Dayton Public Schools Foundation

The students of the Dayton Public Schools have the potential to learn, develop, and gain the confidence and motivation to pursue happy, successful lives. Dayton needs their skills, talents, and participation to build a thriving community.

The purpose of the Dayton Public Schools Foundation is to inspire community donations and contributions of their time to provide a richer and more complete learning experience for students. Encouraging and inspiring students to learn from and give back to the Dayton community is equally important to the DPS Foundation.

When the community supports student success and the students support the community’s success, that becomes a win for all. The board of trustees is committed to leading this effort in collaboration with the superintendent and the district.

What We Do

Alumni Engagement

We're working to bring Dayton Public School alumni together


Bring Back the Bands

We're working to bring marching bands and drumlines back to Dayton Public Schools


Teacher Awards

We help DPS teachers fund important educational tools for their students


We Are Built on Community Support

Your investment in this initiative—both personal and financial—is vital. Together, we can encourage the City of Dayton to transform today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

The DPS Foundation is a fund of The Dayton Foundation. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. When you click the “Donate Now” button you will be redirected to The Dayton Foundation website to make a secure on-line pledge, pre-addressed to DPSF.


DPS Ponitz Graduation picture

Our Partners