Support a School / District Fund

The Foundation provides school and district support by matching school needs with investors who want to make a sustainable difference. The Foundation also serves as the fiscal agent for individual school and district funds. During the 2020-21 school year, the Foundation managed more than $1.3 million for 220+ school and district funds.  A list of some of those funds with online giving options are listed in the right navigation pane and below.

As the 501(c)(3) non-profit recognized by the Orange County School Board to serve as the district’s sole designated direct-support organization, we are able to hold and distribute funds to benefit individual schools as well as districtwide programs.  Contributions to these funds will be considered charitable gifts under federal income tax regulations and will be tax deductible in accordance with applicable law.

Why Become a Fund of the Foundation for OCPS

Every school has a gap between what is needed and what the annual budget covers. Many schools -- often led by engaged parents -- work to raise funds that can be used to purchase technology, pay for additional programs, supplement the cost of the school nurse, etc. With the support of the school's administration, volunteers conduct annual campaigns, hold fundraisers, and work with PTAs to leverage money to benefits their students and teachers.

By becoming a Fund of the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools, schools can focus on raising funds to accomplish their goals while foundation staff serve as their “back office.”  Funds operate under the foundation’s 501(c)(3), meaning all donations are tax deductible in accordance with applicable law.

Foundation staff:

  1. Deposit all funds and provide receipts to donors
  2. Cut checks as requested on a weekly basis
  3. Provide quarterly reporting of revenue and expenses
  4. Input donors into central donor database
  5. Maintain web site with individual sub-pages available to funds
  6. Incorporate all school and district funds in FOCPS annual audit and 990
  7. File annual report with Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs as required by state law
  8. Submit annual report to Florida Department of State as required by state law
  9. Provide credit card swipers for school fund events
  10. Maintain checks and balances with oversight from the FOCPS board of directors and finance committee.
For questions and/or more information, contact:
Debi Pedraza, Executive Director
Office: 407-317-3261

District Funds

Arts Access For All

Aspire To Excellence Initiative Fund (ASPIRE)

Big IDEA Conference 2021

Buy an Education License Plate

Central FL NAF Academies Fund

Central Florida NAF Auction Payment

Charity Recycling Services

Community Outreach School Fund

Curriculum & Instruction Fund

Dommerich ES Community Outreach Fund

Give a Gift that Counts

Give A Little Love Campaign

Honoring Kat Gordon

Hurricane Relief for our OCPS Family

Innovation Schools

Instructional Technology And Library Media Fund

Kids' Closet

Migrant Education Scholarship Fund

Multilingual Services Fund

OCPS Academic Center For Excellence Lion Fund

OCPS Solar School Fund

Parent Academy

Parent Academy Exhibit Hall

Post HS Programs Fund

Pursuit Of The Arts Fund

Return on Investment

School Safety And District Police Fund

Superintendent's Leadership Fund


Partnership Funds

JaySmiles Fund

K-Ready Community Fund


Scholarship Funds

Evans High - Coach Pennington Scholarship Fund

Coach "P" Donor List

Dreams And Diehls Mentor And Scholarship Fund

The Michelle "ChellyRey" Reynolds Scholarship

Apopka High School Alumni Association


Memorial Funds

Alejandro Vargas Memorial Fund

Aloma Elementary School Fund

Anthony Jorge Memorial Fund

Cannady Memorial Fund

Felix Rodriguez-Arias Memorial Fund

Fronczek Family Fund

Herndon Family Fund

Hopper Family Fund

John Morris Memorial Fund

Michelle Luyster Memorial Fund

Mohr Family Fund

Ortiz Family Fund

Richard Molano Memorial Fund

Savey Family Fund

Setzer Family Fund

Stroz Family Fund

Timothy Toddy Memorial Page

School Funds

Apopka High School Alumni Association

Darter Projects Initiative

Inaugural Alumni Golf Tournament

Arbor Ridge Eagle Fund

Audubon K8 Falcon Fund

Azalea Park Panthers Fund

Baldwin Park Bobcat Fund

Boone High School Fund

Boone Braves Alumni Association

Brookshire ES Fund

Camelot Elementary Fund

Carver Middle School Fund

Chain Of Lakes Dramateers Booster Club Fund

Conway Elementary School Fund

Edgewater High School ChellyRey Virtual 5K

Edgewater High School SGA

Edgewater HS 1952 Club (Athletic Boosters)

Edgewater HS Football Fund

Edgewater HS MCJROTC Fund

Glenridge Lions Pride Fund

Hillcrest Hero Fund

Horizon High School Fund

Howard Middle School Fund

Hungerford Elementary School Fund

Independence Elementary School Fund

Innovation Middle School Fund

Jones High School Fund

Lake Whitney Dolphin Fund

Lakemont Leopard Fund

Lockhart Middle School Fund

Maitland MS Fund

Maitland MS Music Fund

Millennia Gardens Eco Club

NS-Go 17/18 Golf Tournament

Orange Technical College - Westside Campus

Orange Technical College - Winter Park-Avalon Fund

Orlando Gifted Academy

Roberto Clemente MS Jaguar Fund

Rolling Hills Harvest Fund

Shingle Creek Panda Fund

Stone Lakes FIRST Fund

The Dommerich Fund

Timber Creek Athletic Boosters

Union Park Middle School Fund

University High School Funds

University Cougars Athletics Assoc

University HS - "Renew The U" Fund

University HS Band Fund

University HS Choral Department

FFCC University One

University Performing Arts Magnet Fund

Vista Lakes All Stars Fund

Water Spring Otter Fund

Wedgefield School Fund

Wekiva Culinary Fund

Westridge Middle School Eco Fund

Windermere HS Wolverine Legacy Fund

Windermere Mustang Education Fund

Winter Park - Be The Change



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