Here's How to Donate to CPS
Donations to Cincinnati Public Schools can supply items and services for students that our budget can't stretch to cover — and are always welcomed.
To donate money: Mail or deliver a check or money order to the receiving school or to the Central Office department.
- School addresses
- CPS Education Center (Central Office)
(Add Name of Department)
2651 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Please include with your donation:
- How you want the money spent, or indicate that a school or department may spend it as needed.
- Name of the person, business or organization donating the funds.
To donate school supplies: Contact a school's Principal or Resource Coordinator to determine a school's specific needs, check the school's website for individual class lists, or refer to these suggested school supply lists:
Thank You to Our Donors
We are grateful to our generous donors who contribute so much to help our students succeed.
A sampling of recent donations and grants:
2020–21 School Year
Ohio Department of Education — $1,123,144 to Student Dining Services as a grant for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati — $1,500 to Hartwell School. It is a grant for a JumpStart Theatre Stipend at Hartwell.
- Ohio Collaborative for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools Fund — $125,000 to CPS' Curriculum Department to support professional development for school leadership focused on equitable education and extended time for staff to develop effective lessons that are adaptable to remote, face-to-face or blended learning.
- Community Action Agency — $490,700 to CPS' Early Childhood Education Department to be used by Head Start programs to undertake a wide range of one-time specific actions and/or activities in response to COVID-19.
- Ohio Department of Education — $586,939.48 to various schools/Secondary Education to expand access to and enrollment in school improvement activities for low-achieving students and students from low-income families through the expansion of advanced coursework, career pathways, personalized learning, credit recovery and academic acceleration services.
- John Copenhauer — $32 to SCPA to provide snacks for students who come to school without food.
- Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra — $419.58 to Sayler Park SChool for Bus Reimbursement — to be used at principal's discretion.
- Kiwanis Club of Riverview Delhi Hills — $1,000 to Oyler School to be used at principal's discretion.
- Kiwanis Club of Riverview Delhi Hills — $1,000 to Sayler Park School to be used at Principal’s discretion.
- The Blackbaud Giving Fund — $143 to Oyler School to be used at Principal’s discretion.
- Kroger — $59.79 to William H. Taft Elementary School to be used at Principal’s discretion.
- Greater Cincinnati Foundation — $1,000 to Chase School to provide continued partnership with V + V.
- Greater Cincinnati Foundation — $1,000 to Mt. Airy School to be used to for social impact for Learning Programs.
- Greater Cincinnati Foundation — $1,000 to Woodford School to be used to for Sensory Paths Program.
- Greater Cincinnati Foundation — $760 to Covedale School for a Learning Links Grant. It is to be used for Covedale Mindful Moments.
- Greater Cincinnati Foundation — $1,000 to Hyde Park School to be used at the principal's discretion — to use where needed.
- Ohio Department of Education — $151,440.04 to CPS' ITM Department to be used to expand broadband services which provide connectivity to economically disadvantaged students, vulnerable children & youth, students with chronic conditions and students who do not otherwise have access to the internet.
- Ohio Department of Education — $2,277,267.47 to the Assistant Superintendent's Office to provide emergency support through grants to schools that has been most significantly impacted by the coronavirus. These monies are to support schools in continuing to provide educational services to the students.
- Ohio Arts Council — $15,000 to James N. Gamble Montessori High School to partially fund the resident teaching artist for the 2020-2021 school year.
- Ohio Department of Education — $1,223,926 to Student Dining Services to be used for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
- Symphony Orchestra — $561.93 to John P. Parker School to be used for field trip transportation.
- Jonathan Michael Cornell — $50 to Taft IT High School to be used for principal's discretion.
- Greater Cincinnati Foundation — $1,000 to Rockdale Academy to provide a Summer Literacy program to students in grades K-3 an opportunity to enhance their literacy skills working in a small group environment with no more than 15 students in a class.
- State Library of Ohio — $3,000 to North Avondale Montessori Schoolto be used to assist with costs associated with responding to COVID-19, which can include but are not limited to expanding digital network access, purchasing internet accessible devices and providing technical support services.
- Accelerate Great Schools — $315,135 to CPS' Talent Development Department to develop a Leadership Tracking System that will optimize the recruitment and placement of principals in Cincinnati Public Schools.
- Ohio Department of Education — $71,000 to CPS' Department of Student Services to be used to increase equitable access, engagement and outcomes for Ohio's CTE students by identifying "equity gaps" in local enrollment and performance data, especially in career field pathways aligned to high-skill, high-wage or in demand occupations and to encourage innovative and advance approaches to address these gaps.
- Verizon via Arizona Board of Regents — $15,000 to Sayler Park School to be used to support implementation of the Verizon Innovative Learning Lab program which combines immersive cutting-edge technology with an innovative project-based curriculum and real-world problem solving in a custom-designed, state-of-the-art Innovation Lab, all within the school building. Academic Year 2021–2022 and Academic Year 2022–2023.
- American Cell Towers — $1,402.76 to Pleasant Ridge Montessori School to be used for April 2020 payment for cell tower.
- Greenacres Arts Center — $1,593.89 to Pleasant Ridge Montessori School to be used for reimbursement for buses to Greenacres.
- Special Olympics Ohio — $1,306.18 to Taft IT High School to be used for reimbursement for buses for various field trips.
- Xavier University — $420 to Pleasant Ridge Montessori School to be used for reimbursement for buses to Xavier University.
- Greenacres Arts Center — $226.27 to College Hill Fundamental Academy to be used for reimbursement for field trip transportation.
- Greenacres Arts Center — $346.65 to Roselawn Condon School to be used for reimbursement for field trip transportation.
- Coca-Cola — $57 to Shroder High School to be used at the Principal's discretion.
- Pepsi Bottling — $127.60 to Shroder High School to be used at the Principal's discretion.
- Women’s Alliance Inc. — $1,500 to Cincinnati Public Schools to be used in support of students during this most difficult time.
- Community Action Agency — $1,911,560 to CPS' Early Childhood Department to be used to provide services to 701 Head-Start students in the Cincinnati Public Schools District for the period of June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021.