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CPS Welcomes Donations

Here's How to Donate to CPS

Donations to Cincinnati Public Schools always are welcomed because they can supply items and services that our schools and Central Office cannot stretch to cover from the district's General Fund budget.

All donations to Cincinnati Public Schools are tax deductible.

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 the school's Principal or Resource Coordinator to determine a school's specific needs. Here are 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:

2016-17 School Year

  • Talbert House - $50 to ABLE Adult Education to be used at the program director’s discretion.
  • Bottling Group LLC-FSV - $384.84 to ABLE Adult Education to be used at the administrator’s discretion.
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Company - $181 to Gilbert A. Dater High School to provide busing to the PROJECT38 Festival in April.
  • Natorp’s Nursery - $75 gift certificate to John P. Parker School to buy items for the school’s AHA Teaching Garden.  
  • Children’s Home - $11,625 to CPS’ Early Childhood Department for transition services for preschool-aged students moving into kindergarten. 
  • PNC Bank - $3,000 to Early Childhood/South Avondale School to pay for activities and purchase supplies for South Avondale’s preschool classroom.
  • Community Learning Center Institute - $99,000 to be used for architectural services for the Academy of World Languages’ Health Center. 
  • Activities Beyond the Classroom Foundation - $1,200 to John P. Parker School to be used for a Norcom Document Camera. 
  • Activities Beyond the Classroom Foundation - $4,106 to John P. Parker School to be used for a Fusion Digital Recordex System (Video Conferencing).  
  • National School Lunch Program - $26,152.03 to CPS’ Food Services Department to be used for the purchase and installation of four Victory Reach-In Freezers.  
  • Kappa Alpha Psi - $4,000 to Bond Hill Academy to support students’ health and achievement.
  • YourCause, LLC, Trustee for Duke Energy Foundation - $500 to Roberts Academy to be used at principal’s discretion.   
  • Dorothy M. Jones - $100 to Woodward Career Technical High School to be used in the school’s best interest.
  • Madeline A. Bell and Dorothy M. Jones - $1,002.96 to Woodward Career Technical High School to be used in the school’s best interest.
  • Oxbow Inc. - $1,000 to Cheviot School to repair school’s garden, including purchasing material to build a weather station and to sustain the garden.  
  • SPARK - $6,700 to Early Childhood Education to provide kindergarten readiness services to targeted families/communities.  
  • City of Cincinnati - $1,000 to Ethel M. Taylor Academy to support program to help keep students drug free.   
  • Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation - $12,720.44 to Office of General Counsel - Environmental Safety for safety initiatives.
  • Activities Beyond the Classroom Foundation - $160 to John P. Parker School for Intermediate Incentives.  
  • Activities Beyond the Classroom Foundation - $22.06 to John P. Parker School for an Intermediate Incentive Breakfast.  
  • Scholarship America - $700 to John P. Parker School for a field trip.  
  • University of Cincinnati - $2,000 to Shroder High School to support an Engineering course.
  • The Movement Basketball Organization LLC - $425 to Bond Hill Academy, to be used at principal’s discretion.
  • Martha A. Dupree-Gibson - $100 to Gilbert A. Dater High School for a memorial program.  
  • Earl & Kimberly Busdieker - $165 to Rockdale Academy for transportation.
  • Northside Community Council - $350 to Chase School for students’ emergency needs.
  • The Thomas J. Rebold Foundation - $1,000 to Cheviot School for the music teacher to purchase sheet music, instruments, etc.
  • Interact for Health - $38,000 to CPS’ Facilities Department to remodel the health center at Roberts Paideia Academy.
  • Neediest Kids of All - $5,000 to CPS’ Family and Community Engagement Department to provide funding for emergency clothing assistance to CPS students.
  • The Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $200,000 to CPS’ Family and Community Engagement Department to support CPS’ Community Learning Centers as part of a three-year grant.  
  • Educational Theatre Association - $1,500 to Gilbert A. Dater High School for rental fees, purchase price or materials needed to create or improve a theatical production.  
  • Cincinnati Nature Center - $140 to North Avondale Montessori School for admission and transportation to the Cincinnati Nature Center – Rowe Woods.
  • CareSource Management Group - $500 to Shroder High School to be used at principal’s discretion. 
  • Hamilton County Community Action Agency - $3,361,436 to CPS’ Early Childhood Department to provide Head Start Services to 650 students. 
  • Target’s Take Charge of Education Program –$116.28 to Sayler Park School to be used at principal’s discretion.
  • Target’s Take Charge of Education Program - $53.13 to Riverview East Academy to be used at principal’s discretion.
  • Target Field Trip Scholarship – $700 to Silverton Paideia Academy for field trips.
  • Target Field Trip Scholarship - $700.00 to Kilgour School for field trips.
  • Fuel Up to Play 60 – $2,200 to Cheviot School to purchase food for taste testing, purchase cafeteria equipment and nutritional education materials.
  • Fuel Up to Play 60 – $1,700 to Pleasant Ridge Montessori School to purchase supplies to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
  • D. Mortman – Instructional Supplies – $2,000 to Hyde Park School for the school’s Special Education office.
  • Building Healthy Lives Foundation – $5,417 to W.H. Taft Elementary School to be used at principal’s discretion, for winning the Clever Crazes contests.
  • TEAMTEK, LLC – $500 to Bond Hill Academy to replenish supplies at the school’s Viking Club Store.
  • Follett School Solutions – $150.10 to Riverview East Academy to be used at principal’s discretion.
  • Riverview East Community PTO- $229.85 to Riverview East Academy to be used at principal’s discretion.
  • Anonymous - $25,000 to School for Creative and Performing Arts to be used at district’s discretion for general fund reimbursement of expenses for SCPA.    
  • Talbert House - $250 to the ABLE – Adult Education program to be used at program director's discretion.    
  • Read-A-Thon - $96.75 to Cheviot School to be used at principal’s discretion.    
  • Travelers - $155.64 to Hughes STEM High School to be used at principal’s discretion.  
  • Adams Pizza (dba - Dominos Pizza) - $20 to Kilgour School to be used at principal’s discretion.    
  • Sands Montessori Parent Organization - $161 to Sands Montessori School to cover the cost of a field trip bus for Room 1015 by June 1, 2017. 
  • Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation - $1,000 to Dater High School for the Junior Seminar Service Learning Day.
  • United Way - $218,550 to CPS’ Early Childhood Department to prepare high-risk preschool children for school success in both social/emotional and language/literacy.
  • United Way - $66,975 to CPS’ Early Childhood Department to provide language development and literacy-based home visitation service through the summer.
  • Mr. Rosenthal - $50,000 to CPS’ Early Childhood Department to support the Rosey Reader Elementary Literacy program.
  • Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative - $1,725 to Hartwell School to support a 3D printer’s club with a showcase event to be held April 27, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Debbie Mortman - $2,000 to Hyde Park School to support the activities of the school’s Special Education Office.
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - $144 to North Avondale Montessori School to provide transportation to the Freedom Center for 32 students and 4 adults.
  • Travelers - $26.28 to Hughes STEM High School to be used at the principal’s discretion
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - $188.50 to Hyde Park School to be used at the principal’s discretion.   
  • Regina and Reginald McGill - $1,000 to Hughes STEM High School to be used for the Hughes’ students Washington D.C. Intersession Trip in 2017. 
  • Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative - $1,725 each to the Academy of World Languages, Hughes STEM High School, Hyde Park School, Silverton Paideia Academy and W. H. Taft Elementary School to support a 3D printer’s club at each school, with a showcase event to be held April 27, 2017, at the University of Cincinnati.    
  • Ohio Judicial Center Foundation, Inc. - $440 to Aiken High School for transportation.     
  • Cincinnati Arts And Technology Center (CATC) - $500 to CATC to purchase Metro 1-Ride passes for CPS high school students who attend CATC after school and need transportation home.   
  • Delaware Community Foundation - $2,000 to Roll Hill Academy for educational supplies.   
  • Ardyce Asire - $100 to Walnut Hills High School to be used by the Athletic Department in memory of Dr. Herman Turner and Coach Arthur Reisner.   
  • Ohio Department of Education - $9,402 to CPS’ Early Childhood Department for literacy instruction and intervention.  
  • Riverview East Academy PTO - $37,550 to Riverview East Academy, with $27,550 to be used at principal’s discretion and remaining $10,000 to fund a Tutoring Coordinator for 2016-17.   
  • Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation - $1,000 to Aiken High School to be used to cover expenses of Shantytown and Urban Plunge events. 
  • Northside Community Council - $400 to Chase School to purchase uniforms, and outer and under clothing for students.      
  • Activities Beyond the Classroom - $1,000 to Evanston Academy to pay a Tutor Coordinator.   
  • Susan Rouff - $100 to Family & Community Engagement Department to support the activities of CPS' Backpack Buddies program in honor of Breanne Heldman.   
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $1,000 to Frederick Douglass School for increased student participation in the Robotics Team and for student attendance at competitions.   
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $1,000 to Frederick Douglass School for student participation in 4H program.  
  • Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation - $1,000 to Frederick Douglass School for Music Education.  
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $1,000 to Hays-Porter School for purchase of a 3D printer.  
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation  - $1,000 to Hays-Porter School for the US First LEGO robotics team.  
  • Rotary Club of Cincinnati  - $250 to Roselawn Condon School to provide computer software.  
  • Music Education Foundation - $85 to Roselawn Condon School to provide funding for Music Education enhancements.  
  • Greater Cincinnati Arts & Education Center SCPA Fund - $13,000 to the School for Creative and Performing Arts to support academic programming, including AP History, AP Science and other endeavors. 
  • Greater Cincinnati Arts & Education Center SCPA Fund - $6,000 to the School for Creative and Performing Arts to support activities of the Executive Director including production of an annual report.  
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Knell - $200 to Western Hills High School for use by teachers for classroom supplies.   
  • Roger and Kathleen Batsel Jr. - $100 to Roselawn Condon School to fund Music Education Enhancements.   
  • Action for Healthy Kids - $1,680 to Food Services Dept. for attending two in-person trainings and for work done that supports enhanced school nutrition programs, policies and practices.
  • Rawdon Myers, Inc. - $1,000 to Hyde Park School for the Mindful Meditation Room and for classrooms with flood damage.
  • UC Health - $651.56 to Rockdale Academy to keep students and families engaged in a safe and positive environment with positive interactions.
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital - $20,000 to South Avondale School to improve literacy achievement by purchasing literacy materials for parents and for training sessions.
  • Harvest Home Fair Association, Inc. - $1,000 to Cheviot School to be used for Leader In Me Program.
  • Harvest Home Fair Association, Inc. - $350 to Cheviot School to be used at principal's discretion.
  • Sands Montessori Parent Organization - $966 to Sands Montessori to cover cost of a guest speaker for various classrooms.
  • Sands Montessori Parent Organization - $1,127 to Sands Montessori to cover the cost of field trip bus for various classrooms.
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $1,674 to Evanston Academy to purchase Second Step Grade 2 and Second Step Grade 3 classroom kits.   
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $1,000 to Hyde Park School to support “Character Strengths in ELA.”
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $539 to North Avondale Montessori School to support “Ceramics and Literature.”
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center - $500 to CPS’ Family & Community Engagement Department to support activities of the Backpack Buddies Program at W. H. Taft Elementary School.  
  • Harvest Home Fair Association - $250 to Rising Stars Academy at Westwood for transportation or to purchase classroom supplies.
  • Harvest Home Fair Association - $250 to Westwood School for transportation or to  purchase classroom supplies for the preschool program.  
  • Harvest Home Fair Association - $350 to Dater Montessori School, to be used at principal’s discretion.   
  • Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation - $1,000 to South Avondale School for music education enhancements.  
  • Citicard - $7,000 to Withrow University High School, to be used at the principal’s discretion, specifically for Student Incentive Awards Program, two Book Scholarships of $500 each, and staff supplies for special projects and food purchases for student events.
  • Sands Montessori Parent Organization - $322 to Sands Montessori School for a field trip bus.    
  • Sands Montessori Parent Organization - $161 to Sands Montessori School to cover cost of guest speaker.  
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $750 to Covedale School to purchase instructional materials focused on building social skills, coping skills and de-escalation strategies.
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $1,948 to Roll Hill Academy to purchase reading materials and tablets for hands-on reading experiences.
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $1,000 to Riverview East Academy to build a strong relationship with the community members through art.
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $700 to W. H. Taft Elementary School to support the E.C.D.C. W. H. Taft Lady of Grace Program, grades 3-6, providing students opportunities to engage in life-skill development.
  • Action for Healthy Kids - $5,500 to Food Services Department and various schools to support school breakfast programs.
  • Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation - $1,000 to Frederick Douglass School for music education.
  • Hughes Alumni Foundation Fund - $2,500 to Hughes STEM High School to support the Alumni Scholarship Fund.
  • NFL Foundation - $3,000 to Hughes STEM High School to honor alumni who were on an active Super Bowl roster and support the school’s football program.
  • Cincinnati Arts Association - $1,200 to North Avondale Montessori School for buses transportation to SchoolTime Performances in November 2016, February 2017, and May 2017.
  • Mayerson Foundation - $1,000 to Riverview East Academy to support continuing to build service into every student’s school experience.
  • United Way Success By 6 - $1,000 to Roberts Academy Preschool/English Language Learners program to create Spanish-English multilingual environments.
  • Branch Banking and Trust - $10,000 to Rockdale Academy to keep students and families engaged in a safe and positive environment with positive interactions.
  • Interact for Health - $5,000 to Rockdale Academy for funding for classroom furniture and supplies designed to accommodate children’s unique needs and learning styles.
  • SCPA Fund - $20,300 to School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) to support Academic Programming, including Advanced Placement (AP) History, AP Science, and other endeavors at SCPA.
  • SCPA Fund - $70,000 to School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) to support  Artistic Programming, including the Major Musicals, Mainstage, and other endeavors.
  • Ohio Arts Council - $6,000 to School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA)  to support production of the Fall Major Musical
  • Rotary Heart of America Zones - $500 to Superintendent’s Office for Book Project from Rotary International Zones 30-31.
  • Corryville Community Council Inc. - $1,000 to William Howard Taft Elementary School for funding for a washer and dryer, and uniforms in support of the Housekeeping program; and $1,000 for funding for the Housekeeping program at Taft Elementary School.
  • United Way - $85,000 to Deputy Superintendent’s Department for Career and College programs. 
  • Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation  - $1,000 to Hays-Porter School for Music Education.
  • Pleasant Ridge School Foundation, Inc. - $9,500 to Pleasant Ridge Montessori School for additional contract hours for TechSoft/Primax consultant.  
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center - $7,500 to Rockdale Academy for classroom furniture and supplies designed to accommodate children’s unique needs.
  • Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation - $1,000 to Westwood School for funding for Music Education enhancements.
  • Kiwanis Club of Riverview Delhi Hills - $1,000 to Sayler Park School to be used at principal’s discretion.
  • Ellenbee Leggett - $42.94 to Taft (Robert A.) Information Technology High School to cover cost of dinner for football team, including two cases of oranges and two cases of spaghetti.
  • Riversdale Gotti Productions LLC - $500 to Chase School to be used at the principal’s discretion for the benefit of the students and staff.
  • Interact for Health - $2,000 to Rockdale Academy to be used at the principal’s discretion for the Rockdale Girls with Pearls.
  • Korean Education Center - $19,000 to Gamble Montessori High School for the enrichment of Korean Language classes and cultural events.
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation - $1,000 to Western Hills University High School to assist a graduate with college costs.     
  • Gaines United Methodist Women - $150 to Shroder High School to be used at principal’s discretion.  
  • Data Recognition Corporation - $870 to be used at program administrator’s discretion as a donation from student participation in pilot testing for the TABE test.
  • Sands Montessori Parent Organization - $322 to Sands Montessori School to cover costs of a field trip bus; and $322 to cover costs of a guest speaker.
  • Western & Southern Financial Fund  - $4,000 to Evanston Academy to support the hiring of a Public Ally Apprentice.
  • Chef Ann Foundation - $15,000 to Food Services Department to purchase produce at six schools.  
  • Knowledgeworks Foundation - $500 to CPS' Family & Community Engagement Department to support activities of the Backpack Buddies Program at CPS.  
  • Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center - $650 to Cinti Arts & Technology Center to purchase student bus passes.  
  • Friends of Dater Montessori School - $46,500 to Dater Montessori School to purchase a computer cart.  
  • Neediest Kids of All - $30,000 to Family & Community Engagement Department to provide funding for emergency clothing assistance to students.  
  • Western & Southern Financial Fund - $10,000 to Withrow University High School to support academic and extracurricular programs.  
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College - $30,000 to ABLE to purchase technology items and for ABLE employee extended time.  
  • Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation - $1,000 to Roberts Paideia Academy to provide funding for Music Education Enhancements.  
  • Your Cause Corp Sponsor - $40 to Pleasant Ridge Montessori School, into the principal’s fund to cover food expense.  
  • Matta Foundation - $500 to John P. Parker School, to be used at principal’s discretion.  
  • The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr/U.S. Bank Foundation - $37,500 to CPS’ Family & Community Engagement Department, to support management of 2016-17 Districtwide Volunteer Tutoring Program.
  • Knowledge Works Foundation - $10,000 to CPS’ Information and Technology Management Department, for further development and enhancements of Learning Partners Dashboard system to allow sharing of student data with community partners and Resource Coordinators. 
  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati – $9,000 to John P. Parker School to pay for Champion stipends upon completion of work accomplished with the Champions program to support families in preparing children for kindergarten.
  • Knowledge Works Foundation – $29,500 to Curriculum K-3 to implement and improve science techniques and processes.
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation – $175,000 to CPS’ Family and Community Engagement Department to support CPS’ Community Learning Centers.
  • High Schools That Work – Great Oaks Career Campus – $2,000 to Woodward Career Technical High School to cover expenditures of staff presenting at HSTW Conference and Professional Development.
  • Western Hills High School Foundation – $88,871.86 to Western Hill High School for band teacher’s salary and benefits.
  • Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc. – $14,000 to Gilbert A. Dater High School for Summerbridge and AP Bootcamp.
  • Frederick W. & Mariann E. Fehr – $100 to Aiken High School for athletics.
  • Lucinda Withrow Hurst & Darren R. Hurst – $100 to Aiken High School for football team.
  • Raymond P. Normile Jr. – $50 to Aiken High School for football team.
  • Howard & Katherine Rahtz – $150 to Aiken High School for football team.
  • Elena M. Stothfang – $100 to Aiken High School for football team.

 

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