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Make a donation to the Rochester Public School Foundation in that staff member's name!

The Rochester Public School Foundation (RPSF) is a nonprofit community foundation that connects the community and our schools to advance and inspire educational opportunities for all students. RPSF awards grants to staff in Rochester Public Schools to stimulate innovative projects that enrich the curriculum and enhance the offerings in our public schools. We've funded everything from maker spaces, coding robots, fabrication labs, adaptive bicycles, music enhancements, leadership development programs, and more. Better yet, projects funded by RPSF have served as pilot programs that provide the model for a subsequent enhancement to the broader curriculum.

RPSF has distributed more than half a million dollars in education grants since we were founded in 1988. We are continually seeking to enhance our grant-making capacity by raising funds and finding new donor sources. We want to ensure that the very deserving and inspirational projects are able to be funded so we can maximize our impact and improve the educational experiences of students through our school district. RPSF is excited to capitalize on the boundless creativity of our teachers, and we hope you'll join us in our efforts!

Ready to help? When you make a donation in honor of an RPS staff member, we will send a congratulatory email to that person, acknowledging that a donation has been made in their name. You will have the option to include a personal note to the honoree. Your donation will be added to a special fund, which will be utilized for the next round of grants awarded by RPSF. The staff member will be recognized again at a School Board meeting when the grants are announced. To get started, visit

Want to get involved with the Rochester Public School Foundation's efforts? Contact us at or check out our website at to learn about applying to our Board of Directors, serving on a committee, or volunteering for an event.

If you have questions, please email us at

- Rochester Public School Foundation Board of Directors