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Vote Online for FPPS to Win Funding to Build a Mobile Makerspace!

FPPS is part of Town & Country Federal Credit Union’s “Better Neighbor Fund” contest. The organizations that receive the most votes online during the month of October will receive up to $5,000 in funding. We are seeking support to build and outfit a Mobile Makerspace for PPS. A makerspace is a collaborative setting for making, […]

Equity and Innovation Teacher Grant Applications Open!

Fall Equity and Innovation Teacher Grants cycle is open! PPS Staff can apply now through October 7 for up to $1,000 for innovative classroom projects. Please see our Grants page for guidelines and application. The FPPS Fall Equity and Innovation Grants Program is designed to support teacher-led classroom innovations which enhance learning experiences for students […]

Supporting PPS Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

FPPS is committed to increasing hands-on, rigorous opportunities in STEM for all Portland Public Schools students. It is critical to build interest and confidence in science early. We are working closely with PPS to support STEM curriculum development, purchase texts and supplies, and to create a mobile makerspace that will engage all elementary school students […]

Thank you Consigli Construction Co. for back to school supplies!

Thank you to Consigli Construction Co. for this thoughtful and generous donation!  25 new backpacks filled with school supplies like markers, colored pencils, notebooks, crayons, erasers, glue sticks, pencils, pencil cases, and child sized masks. Portland Public Schools will to distribute them to students in need as we start the new school year.

Step Up Award Winner: Didon Maombi Heri

Step Up Award Provides Financial Assistance to Portland High School Multilingual Student in the Make It Happen! Program The Foundation for Portland Public Schools is thrilled to announce Didon Maombi Heri as the latest Portland High School student chosen to receive the Step Up Award, now in its 4th year. The Step Up Award at […]

Thank you Eastpoint Christian Church

We’d like to thank Eastpoint Christian Church in South Portland for their unbelievably generous donation to the Families in Crisis Fund. They donated $23,500 from their Easter offering to support PPS students and families who are in homeless situations or who are at risk of becoming homeless. We will use this money to help pay […]

FPPS Food Fund Grants Build Community Food Security

The Portland Public Schools (PPS) Food Fund gives community members the opportunity to invest in projects that build food security for PPS students and their families. Food Fuels Learning (FFL) just completed its fifth round of Food Fund grants which went to five inspiring projects. “Food Brigade,” received $2,500 to assist in serving over 500 […]

Rippleffect working to get kids outside this spring

The pandemic has meant Rippleffect’s Cow Island is off limits, forcing the Portland-based organization to shift its programming. After a summer and fall of programming pivots due to the pandemic, Rippleffect is planning to get creative again to get Portland middle school students outside this spring. The nonprofit organization will get students outdoors and physically […]

Meet Eloise!

Eloise Colhoun is a twelve-year-old, sixth grade student at the Friends School of Portland. Over Thanksgiving break, she and her dad watched a video of huge lines of people lined up for Thanksgiving meals. Eloise was profoundly affected by the scene and decided to take action to address food insecurity in her own community. She […]