New Campaign Seeks Community Support for Equity Work in Portland Schools

On July 13, the Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) launched a new community campaign called Addressing the Opportunity Gap to raise money for systemic equity work in the Portland Public Schools (PPS). The PPS strategic plan, the Portland Promise, calls for rooting out systemic and ongoing inequities in the city’s schools. The district has […]

Families In Crisis Fund Receives $12,000 from United Way of Greater Portland

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools is pleased to announce it has received funding to help provide financial stability to vulnerable Portland students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. A $12,000 Greater Portland COVID-19 Community Relief Fund grant from United Way of Greater Portland (UWGP) will be used to support the Portland Public Schools […]

Congratulations to our three online raffle winners!

Thank you to all who donated to the Thank a Teacher campaign, benefiting our Fall Teacher Grants Program! Those who donated in the month of May were automatically entered to win one of three raffle prizes: A $75 gift card to David’s Restaurant on Monument Square A two night stay at The Press Hotel in downtown Portland A gift […]

FPPS June News

Like all of you, we have a lot on our minds. We are saddened and angry about the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, as well as the many others who have died before and since. The health, financial, and emotional burdens of the coronavirus make this even more difficult […]

Congratulations Step Up Award Winners!

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools on May 27 announced the latest Portland High School students chosen to receive the Step Up Award, now in its third year. 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 […]