Friends of DDS

Who is FODDS?

Friends of Denver Discovery School – FODDS – is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2015 to receive and maintain funds received through various fundraising programs, such as, but not limited to sponsorships, restaurant nights and direct giving campaigns. The funds will be used to support Denver Discovery School’s mission of valuing every child’s unique talents through rigorous, purposeful and relevant project-based learning, and preparing students to meet 21st century academic, personal and civic demands.

How to Donate

There are several ways you can donate:​​

Friends of Denver Discovery School

3480 Syracuse Street

Denver, CO 80238

September 1, 2020
Dear Denver Discovery School Parents and Guardians,
                As we all prepare ourselves and our students for the unpredictable, we want to make sure that our community has the support to make the 2020-2021 school year as successful as possible.  Friends of Denver Discovery School (FoDDS) is a group of parents, educators, and community members that care for and support Denver Discovery School.  This upcoming school year will be a challenge for us all and the members of FoDDS and DDS students need as many parents to join the group this year as possible.  We do not know what to expect of this upcoming school year, but FoDDS will be there on the frontlines for our students and educators.  We need you to join us for our monthly meetings, volunteer your time, and donate what you can to provide our students with as much “normal” as we can during this pandemic.
A “normal” school year for FoDDS includes various fundraisers that support three school dances, fun family nights, Black History Month programs, Black Girl Magic curriculum, teacher appreciation activities and gifts, the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C., and the 8th Grade End of Year Celebration.  FoDDS needs your assistance to re-direct some of these efforts towards the mental and physical needs of our students, educators, parents, and guardians.  If you are unable to support financially, we are asking for your time and expertise.  If you are unable to donate your time, please contribute financially.  If we have the whole DDS community involved with FoDDS, we can make sure the needs of our students are taken care of to the best of our abilities and our community has the support it needs to make it through these difficult times, together.
Without your support, we have limited resources to provide for our students, staff, parents and guardians.  Please donate to FoDDS and/or commit to volunteering your time with FoDDS.  Donations are accepted via the following:
Payable to: Friends of Denver Discovery School or FoDDS
3480 Syracuse St. Denver, CO 80238
FoDDS PayPal:
If you are able to donate your time, please email FoDDS Secretary, Kisha Ortiz, at with your name, student name(s), contact phone number, email address, and area where you can assist based on our needs below:
·         Fundraising
·         Critical Needs
·         Staff Appreciation/Faculty Liaison
·         Parent Liaison
·         Student Liaison
·         Marketing/Corporate and Community Liaison
·         Communications
FoDDS Parents

Contact FODDS

You can reach FODDS through the main office at DDS:

Denver Discovery School
3480 Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80238