• “The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is a key partner of the District’s and an essential ally as we work together on pursuing targeted priorities designed to promote student success and ensure continued progress.”

    Dr. Kelvin Adams Superintendent


Since 1997, the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation has existed to mobilize the community’s generosity and to support the amazing educators and students within the Saint Louis Public Schools. Over the years, we’ve provided schools with more than $20 million in resources.

The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is the District’s strategy partner with the unique mission of dedicating 100% of its funds and efforts to District strategy. The Foundation works closely with the Saint Louis Public Schools Superintendent, District leadership, and schools to ensure that the community’s resources support District priorities.

The mission of the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is to engage and focus local, regional and national support to promote educational success for St. Louis Public School District students.

The vision of the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is a reality in which ALL students, regardless of race or income status, have access to excellent educational instruction and opportunities that prepare them for fulfilling futures.


As a trusted, independent partner, the SLPS Foundation strategically pursues and manages external investments that have the potential to significantly impact student outcomes. As steward for these private dollars, the Foundation ensures that implementation goals are met, funds are used in strict accordance with donors intentions, and results are shared with the community.

Currently, the Foundation funds four core parts of the District’s overall strategy.  These include efforts and innovations in:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Student Wellbeing
  • School Leader Attraction and Retention

In addition, the SLPS Foundation serves as fiscal agent to approximately 200 school-specific funds which are created by donors who wish to support a particular District school or department.

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