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IPS Foundation

IPS Foundation

For nearly 40 years, the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Foundation has invested in the growth and success of the IPS District. The IPS Foundation is honored to be the only organization that exists to raise money solely for IPS, and its students and educators. 

The IPS Foundation works in close collaboration with district leadership to ensure funding priorities will result in student success. The vision is to create an equitable educational experience where every IPS student and educator receives what they need, when they need it, and where they need it. 

To provide resources to accelerate progress and close opportunity gaps, the IPS Foundation partners with community leaders, businesses, and philanthropists who invest in the District’s priorities and invites them to support IPS through the following areas of need:

  • District Strategic Initiatives: Support academic achievement in alignment with 2025 Strategic Plan and Rebuilding Stronger through grant funding.
  • Education Equity Fund, Accelerator Grants: Allow schools and programs to provide essential resources (books, uniforms, technology), nurture overall wellbeing (emotional, social, health supports), and offer enrichment opportunities (special events, field trips, extracurricular activities).
  • Special Event Sponsorships: Support six cornerstone events hosted by the District throughout the year (New Teacher Induction, Back to School Festival, Hall of Fame, Spelling Bee, Resource Fair, and Honors).
  • Scholarship Program: Awards financial aid to graduating seniors each spring.

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