FPPS Equity and Innovation Grants

FPPS Equity and Innovation grant applications are available now. Please note that the guidelines have changed this year and all PPS staff are now eligible to apply (not just teachers).  You can read the full guidelines and apply here. The goal of this program (formally called PEF Teacher Grants) is to allow staff to invest … Read more

Thank you to Generac for supporting STEM!

We are thrilled to announce a donation of $10,000 from Generac in South Portland. Generac, through the Generac Foundation, is committed to supporting STEM education in the communities where their employees live and work. The funds are designated to expand PPS resources and capacity to engage K-12 students in coding, robotics, and engineering as part of their … Read more

A Transition for Portland Empowered

Portland Empowered

It’s been an honor to serve as the fiscal sponsor for Portland Empowered for the last few years and to partner with their staff and volunteers. Their work ensuring that historically underrepresented student and parent voices are reflected in the policy and practice of Portland Public Schools (PPS) supports and complements our mission.  At the end of … Read more

Chim Lev Hiking 4,800 miles to Benefit Reiche School

Chim Lev, pictured with his mother-in-law Annetta Weatherhead, recently started a 4,800-mile through-hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail. His hike is fundraising for the Annetta Weatherhead Fund for Reiche School. The goal of the Annetta Weatherhead Fund, managed by the Foundation for Portland Public Schools, is to provide flexible and easily accessible financial … Read more

PHS Student Wins 2023 Step Up Award

Baleria Yugu is the 2023 recipient of the Portland High School Step Up Award. The Step Up Award at Portland High School provides funding for students in the Make It Happen! program who would otherwise have to forego school-year extracurricular opportunities in order to work after school and/or on weekends. Baleria, a rising junior at … Read more

Local Donor Gives A Quarter of a Million Dollars to Enrich Music and the Arts at PPS

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) is thrilled to announce a donation of $250,000 to enrich music, visual, and performing arts experiences for students in the Portland Public Schools (PPS). The anonymous donation came from a Portland Public Schools parent. The donor reached out to Andi Summers, the Executive Director of the Foundation for … Read more