DPS Foundation launched in September 2018 as a community-led effort to support and help transform Durham’s public schools.

DPS Foundation (DPSF) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that unites our DPS school communities, public- and private-sector resources and community leaders around strategies to strengthen our Durham Public Schools for all students. We are led by community and business leaders and DPS students, educators, alums, and parents who share a deeply held belief that we can fulfill the promise of public education in Durham.

We do more than provide funds - we’re innovators, working with partners across our community to develop, pilot and scale strategies that will accelerate the transformation of public education.

Through DPSF, everyone in Durham can invest in our Durham Public Schools students, educators and families.

HEAR FROM DPSF’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAGAN GONZALES-SMITH AND BOARD MEMBER JOSHUA GUNN ABOUT DPSF’S VISION AND APPROACH.