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Topeka Public Schools Foundation

The purpose of Topeka Public Schools Foundation is to foster community support for educational projects, grants, and scholarships. Simply stated, it exists to raise private dollars to support TPS initiatives beyond the budget constraints of the legislative financial allocation. Its mission is to assist in providing maximum public school education opportunities through engagement of the community and development of partnerships.

Established in 1986, Topeka Public Schools Foundation is a not-for-profit organization started by Superintendent Marvin Edwards and a group of visionary citizens headed by Emery Fager of then Commerce Bank and Trust (now CoreFirst). TPS Foundation is governed by a volunteer board which consists of community leaders, educators, and parents and an executive director. TPS also supports the foundation by providing office space.

22nd Annual Win Tidwell Golf Tournament

On Wednesday June 10th, 13 teams participated at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in the twenty second annual TPS Foundation sponsored Winfred Tidwell Memorial Fundraiser Golf Tournament. Thanks Topeka for continuing to support TPS and the TPS Foundation! Read more about it on the district news; see photos in the gallery on our Facebook page!


If you are interested in contributing, please complete contact the TPS Foundation office at 785/295-3018.

  • Nearly 100 percent of your gift is spent on programming.
  • We are a non-profit organization.
  • Most contributions are tax deductible.

Apply for a Tidwell Educational Grant

To apply for an educational grant, please download this form, and follow the directions provided to complete your application.