Support the Students

of St. Louis Public Schools

Thank you for considering a gift in support of the 19,000 students in Saint Louis Public Schools.

Your investments and contributions of time enable the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation to improve educational opportunities for all students, making lasting impact in four strategic priority areas: 1) Early Childhood Education, 2) College and Career Readiness, 3) Student Wellbeing, and 4) Innovative Leadership. Find out the ways you can join us via the boxes below, or make a gift today.

Ways to Give & Get Involved

Make a gift via Check

If you prefer to send a check, you can mail it to Emily Zevely at: SLPS Foundation 801 N. 11th St. 3rd Floor St. Louis, MO, 63101. For stock donations, contact Emily Zevely.

Online Giving

Click below to make a secure, online donation to the SLPS Foundation.

Donate your Schnucks Rewards Points

Donate your Schnucks Rewards points until May 2022 to support students in our district

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile will donate .05% of your eligible purchases to the customer’s chosen foundation. Choose the SLPS Foundation as your designated foundation today.


Round up your purchases to donate to the SLPS Foundation.

Corporate matching

Did you know that many companies offer matching gifts for employee’s charitable contributions? Check with your company to see if they offer this incredible benefit. 

School funds

If you want to make a restricted gift to the Foundation for use at a specific school, please contact Karen Sutherland.


Want to volunteer with the Saint Louis Public Schools? We are always looking for volunteers. Please contact Ryonnel Jackson, Director of Volunteering and Mentoring Services, for more information.

All gifts to the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation are tax deductible.
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  • “We have a tremendously diverse, resourceful and resilient student body. We just strive to give them an equal playing field. We want the same opportunities. The SLPS Foundation exists to bridge the gap that is ever widening between students from different socio-economic classes.”

    Jane Donahue President of SLPS Foundation
  • We want our students to walk into environments that spark imagination and confidence."

    Clarissa Ross SLPS Early Childhood Education Coordinator
  • “If we can put an excellent principal in every one of our schools, we can really accelerate progress.”

    Dr. Kelvin R. Adams Superintendent, St. Louis Public School District
  • “When I first started the program, students segregated themselves by high school, but we’ve come together as a family…we’ve formed study groups, shared advice, and most importantly, passed Calculus!  The Early College Academy has been the highlight of my high school experience.”

    Arric Lucas SLPS graduate
  • “We know our kids come from poverty and violence. Added to the normal stresses of family life these kids deal with unpredictable relocation, audible gunfire, and/or violent crime. They need to learn coping skills to work through the stress and trauma they face everyday, so they can succeed in college and in life.”

    Krista Germann Northwest’s Social Justice Council’s Advisor and Social Studies Teacher
  • “Saint Louis Public Schools’ primary mission is to educate our students………. but we know they need to be healthy to learn.”

    Dr. Kelvin R. Adams Superintendent, St. Louis Public School District
  • “We keep striving to make sure all of our students have the preparation and adult guidance they need to create their own path forward.”

    Dr. Beth Bender Associate Superintendent of College and Career Readiness
  • “We have obviously benefited greatly from the funding that the Innovation Grant has provided to our grant program…  But what I have been pleasantly surprised by during the experience is how valuable the group sessions have been to me as a school leader. I have received outstanding professional development from experts within education as well as professionals outside the field... I have been able to problem solve and strategize with other innovative school leaders in a thoughtful and systematic way.  Our time together during the group sessions is inspiring and motivates me to continue to make positive change for my students in innovative ways.  Participating in the Innovative Grants program has been an incredibly valuable experience on many levels.”

    SLPS Academic Instructional Coach
  • "Colleagues stand in the hallways chatting or even sit at dinner parties talking about what we could do if only we had the money. We're right: we can do so much more with available money. The School Innovation Grant allows you to take an idea about what you could only do and gives you the money to actually do it!”

    SLPS Academic Instructional Coach
  • “One of the strengths of the program is the interaction and support we have received from our colleagues. Ideas are always great and the Foundation funding is giving us the opportunity to make the ideas a reality – but, sometimes you do not get the results you thought that you would and you learn that mistakes can be educational, too.”

    SLPS Principal

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