The Foundation for Portland Public Schools investments come in many forms. For example, we currently run three grants programs; Fall Equity and Innovation Grants program (Formerly known as Teacher Grants), The Maine Audubon Grants for PPS Teachers program, and the Fund For Teachers grants program. The foundation also manages or serves as the fiscal agent for several funds that have been established to support PPS.
FPPS also receives Gifts In Kind which are not monetary gifts, but which meet a need and are a valuable asset to PPS, like in the case of backpacks from L.L. Bean, books for Riverton School from KPMG, and meeting space from Clark Insurance. FPPS looks to make strategic partnerships between needs within PPS and a donor’s targeted area for investment. FPPS is extremely grateful to our individual, business and foundation supporters.