Thank a Teacher!

Join us and Thank a Teacher! We are taking our cancelled annual fundraising event Spring For Teachers online and to the community to show our gratitude, and raise support for our Teacher Grants program.

School staff in Portland (teachers as well as ed techs, librarians, social workers, food services staff, maintenance crews, principals, and others) are going above and beyond in this era of distance learning.

We want to share stories about the great work they are doing AND raise money for teachers at the same time.

Each year the Foundation for Portland Public Schools’ Equity and Innovation Teacher Grants program allows teachers to apply for up to $1000 for enrichment of their classrooms and instruction. Now due to the switch to remote learning, inequities are growing and teachers’ needs are changing all the time. Teachers need support for innovations in the classroom more than ever. All Thank a Teacher donations support this program.

How can you Thank a Teacher?

A donation to Thank a Teacher recognizes, rewards, and supports teachers’ work to inspire students and respond to their needs.  Give us the teacher’s name with your donation, and we will give that teacher a shout out on social media and a personal thank you email.

Look out for posts about Thank a Teacher on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and share these with other Portlanders. You can also repost or retweet and add your own #ThankATeacher shout out, story or video to the original posts.