The Local School Foundations


Thank YOu to ALL of OUR PPS PARENTS for Supporting Your Schools!

For over 25 years, Portland parents and community members have rallied in support of their local schools. It is this 25 year history that Portland Public Schools’ new fundraising arm, The Fund for Portland Public Schools, is honored to steward.

On July 1, 2019, the Local School Foundations (LSFs) have unified under The Fund for PPS umbrella, making it possible a whole new magnitude of philanthropic investments to Portland Public Schools.

In 2018, PPS Local School Foundations raised well over $4.6 million. Two thirds of the funds are allocated towards staffing at the schools that raise the funds. One third of these funds, after the first $10,000 raised by the Local School Foundation, is redistributed to PPS schools in the form of PPS Parent Fund grants.

While the data is a bit dated, this video from 2103 tells the story of PPS parent-led fundraising and its impact: “The Portland Public Schools Foundation: One District. All In.”

In keeping with the spirit of stewardship from All Hands Raised, we are excited to continue the legacy of one-hundred percent of net parent-raised funds benefit PPS students and schools. The Fund for PPS will not keep a single dollar of any of the money raised, including for operating expenses.