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.

Learn more about the DPSF Grants

This recording from the DPSF goes through the grant process, templates available, the online application, and the budget.

Bring Back the Bands


With cuts in the past, Dayton Public Schools has NO INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC or BAND but in Stivers!

The Dayton Public Schools Foundation, a community nonprofit supporting student
success, wants to change all that! DONATE used instruments or money to put drumlines
in our high schools and bands in our middle schools! Then watch our students show
their self-confidence and discipline as


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 Grants

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.



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