The Fund for Portland Public Schools:

Building a Movement to reImagine PPS and Prepare Our Students to Lead Change and Improve the World.

Our purpose is to create bridges and onramps for the business and philanthropic community to become involved in the reImagination of our Portland Public Schools.


Our Purpose

The Fund for Portland Public Schools is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on creating, coordinating and facilitating public, private and philanthropic partnerships that foster equitable opportunities and benefits for the students of Portland Public Schools.

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Support Your Local School Foundation!

To make possible a whole new magnitude of philanthropic investments to Portland Public Schools, we have unified the 25-year history of the PPS Foundation (All Hands Raised) under the new infrastructure and leadership of The Fund for Portland Public Schools.



Active Local School Foundations

42 active fundraising foundations support their local school while also contributing 1/3 of every dollar raised to support schools across PPS.



Years Serving PPS SChools

For the last 25 years, thousands of parent donors, volunteers and activist have rallied and supported their local Portland schools.



Million Dollars Raised in 2018

Steward by All Hands Raised, PPS parents raised over 4.68 million dollars to support local Portland schools.


Our Investment Priorities

Coming Soon…

In the fall of 2018, the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education and Superintendent launched a citywide conversation to tap into the wisdom of our students, our educators, and our community, to help us reimagine PPS for a rapidly changing world.

Thousands of people representing the full diversity of our community, generously gave their time to share their experiences, express their hopes, and contribute their ideas in scores of meetings big and small. 

Over the next few months, The Board of Directors, in partnership with the PPS Strategic Partnerships Team, will develop and release a bold fundraising plan in support of the District’s new vision. We hope you will join us.


Get Involved

 As we accelerate towards a reImagined PPS, we know it will take all of us committed towards a collective North Star. Together, we will create the biggest innovations, accelerate sustainable progress and engage meaningfully with families, community leaders, other youth advocates, and mentors and create partnerships with the business and philanthropic community. We look forward to you joining us on this journey.


Invest In Our Priorities

Want to learn more about our investment priorities? Interested in partnering with PPS and/or The Fund for Portland Public Schools?


Volunteer opportunities

PPS offers community members numerous volunteer opportunities to connect with our students and schools.


Make a Donation

Alumni, community members, and friends like you ensure that Portland schools will never stop transforming lives. Your gift, whatever its size, makes a huge difference in assuring PPS’ students to lead change and improve the world.