PEF Teacher Grants Program

The Portland Education Foundation Teacher Grants Program is designed to support teacher-led classroom innovations which enhance learning experiences for students in Portland Public Schools. The program recognizes, rewards and supports teachers’ work to inspire students and improve learning outcomes. It responds directly to PEF’s goals to support educational enrichment, classroom innovation and community engagement by empowering teachers to invest in innovations they believe will have meaningful impact and reach, and experiences that involve expert content including field trips, guest speakers and professional resources to amplify educational engagement and attainment.

Applications Available:Friday, August 3, 2018
Applications Due:Friday, October 5, 2018 by 5:00pm
Decisions Posted:November 2018

Final Report Form for All Grants

Please complete the Final Report Form.  File uploads are welcome and encouraged! Photos should be sent as High Resolution or Actual Size. Please send an email to: with any questions.

Thank you!

Award Criteria

In evaluating grants, we look for a clear and detailed description of the project, its budget, and of how funds will be used. For Guidelines, and a list of tips for a successful application, check out our Guidelines and Tips for Successful Applications.

PEF Teacher Grants are awarded once a year after applications are carefully reviewed by our Board’s Teacher Grants Committee. Notice will be given before Thanksgiving break.

PEF Teacher Grants Program – Awards Summaries