Development FAQs

  • Donations/Volunteering

    How do I make an in-kind donation to the Boston Public Schools?

    • To donate in-kind products or services, please contact our office at or call us at 617-635-6421. We can let you know if your gift matches a current school or departmental need.

    How do I make a monetary donation to the Boston Public Schools?

    • Visit and make your online gift.
    • To give by check, mail check to:

    Boston Public Schools

    Attn: Russell Hansen

    Development and Partnerships Office

    2300 Washington Street, 6th Floor

    Boston, MA 02119

    Make sure to indicate any designation of your gift on the Memo line.


    • BPS can not accept cash gifts via mail.


    • To give through other means (wire transfer, stocks, annuities, etc.) please contact or call 617-635-6421

    How do I volunteer at BPS?

    For more information, visit

    How do I become a BPS Partner?

    • Companies that are interested in providing financial support to BPS schools or for district initiatives should contact
    • Organizations interested in providing services to BPS students should visit and follow the registration instructions.


    How do I sign up to receive alumni information?

    • Sign up here to join our BPS Alumni Network!



    How does my school find grants to apply for?

    I would like to apply for a grant – what is the first step?

    • Once you’ve identified a student or school need and a potential funding source, you are required to fill out the online Intent to Apply Form. If you still have questions, reach out to Russell Hansen, Manager of Foundation & Corporate Relations, at or 617-635-6421.

    Will you write a grant for my school or organization?

    • No. Due to volume, Development and Partnership staff is not able to write a grant for you. We are happy to provide you with guides, templates, and workshops to help you write your own grant. We can also provide referrals to professional grant writers you can hire.

    My school/department received a grant. How do I make sure we are properly tracking activities?