The Portland Education Foundation (PEF) is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Portland Education Foundation is committed to raising philanthropic support to enhance educational opportunities for present and future students in Portland’s public schools.
- Engage Portland’s rich and diverse array of arts/cultural/multicultural/community organizations.
- Leverage local learning opportunities outside the school day.
- Award grant funding annually to teachers and students through a competitive process which recognizes innovation and excellence.
- Support professional development opportunities to enhance innovation in the classroom.
- Engage foundations, corporations, local businesses, alumni, and other individuals to develop sustainable philanthropic funds in support of our schools.
- Align our efforts with Portland Public Schools to support their vision that all learners will be fully prepared to succeed in a diverse and ever changing world.