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PEF Mission & Goals

Portland Education Foundation’s mission is to raise philanthropic support to enhance educational opportunities for present and future students in Portland’s public schools.

PEF’s Goals are Educational Enrichment, Classroom Innovation & Community Engagement.

About PEF

Portland Education Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization aligned with Portland Public Schools in order to raise philanthropic support in response to District needs.

PEF Board and staff work closely with Portland Public Schools in order to identify opportunities for investment that will yield enhanced learning opportunities, and outcomes, for students.

Years of tough budgets, declining revenues, and significant pressure to “do more with less” requires Portland Public Schools, and our community, to approach revenues broadly. Private investment in public education is nothing new. PEF believes now is the time to work collaboratively to invest in Portland’s schools.