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Support MPS

To make sure our students are achieving, the Minneapolis Public Schools needs your help. Two-thirds of our students live in poverty. Twenty-five percent of our students are learning English. Your donations of time, supplies or money can help us move our students ahead farther, faster.

Monetary Donations

Our non-profit partner, Achieve Twin Cities, accepts contributions on behalf of our district for MPS schools and departments in the form of cash, stock, memorials and other options. To donate online, visit achievetwincities.org/mps-funds-awards. For more information, call 612-455-1530 or email info@achievetwincities.org.  

Volunteering at MPS

Each year, approximately 8,000 individuals - including parents, city workers, business people, retirees and college students - share their time and talents by volunteering thousands of hours in our schools. Visit VolunteerMPS to learn more.

Musical Instruments

There is often a waiting list for woodwind, brass, percussion and string instruments for students at individual schools. Due to a limited budget, we cannot accept the donation of any instruments that require repair. If you are interested in donating a band or orchestra instrument, we can only accept if:

  • It has been cleaned and/or set up by a music repair shop.
  • It has been identified as playable by a music repair shop.

Currently MPS is accepting new or like new (under five years of age) piano or Yamaha clavinova donations. The transportation of the piano or clavinova must also be included as part of the donation. Donations of used pianos (older than five years) are not being accepted at this time.

If you have an instrument to donate that meets the above criteria, please contact  Lori Ledoux, Arts Extension Coordinator, at Lori.Ledoux@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-5346. After your donation has been accepted, you will receive a letter of acknowledgment that may be used for tax purposes. Please provide the following information when you contact us regarding your donation:

  • Type of instrument
  • Manufacturer and brand serial number
  • Condition of instrument
  • If the case is included
  • Appraised value of the instrument (can be provided by any local repair shop)
  • Your name, address and phone number

Thank you very much for helping provide a music education for a Minneapolis Public Schools student!

Other Contributions

MPS is not able to accept donations office supplies at this time.  All other inquiries about donations to Minneapolis Public Schools, including school supplies and backpacks, please contact the Resource Development and Innovation Department at grants@mpls.k12.mn.us.