• The Alameda School Foundation

    The Alameda School Foundation is a parent-led, nonprofit fundraising organization that raises money for teachers and educational support staff at Alameda. The Foundation is the only way to provide teachers for our school above and beyond what the district allocates in the spring budget process.

    The Alameda School Foundation is one of 42 local school foundations operating as a non-profit organization under the newly established The Fund for Portland Public Schools. Because the Alameda School Foundation (EIN is 84-2040549) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.

    Why do we have a Foundation?
    Local School Foundations were authorized by the PPS School Board in 1994 on the heels Measure 5’s cuts to public education. Alameda School Foundation was founded in 1996 and since then, Foundation money has been used preserve programs at Alameda, such as music, P.E., and specialized library services, that would have otherwise been cut due to lack of funds. Foundation-raised money has paid for grade-level teachers to add sections and reduce class sizes and consistently funds Educational Assistants for all grade levels.

    Money raised through our Foundation also benefits schools and children across Portland. One third of all money raised (after the first $10,000) is directed to the PPS Parent Fund for distribution to other PPS schools in need.

    How do we raise money?
    We put the fun in fundraising! The Foundation works to supplement public revenues for staff by hosting entertaining fundraising events and an annual appeal for monthly giving.

    • Monthly Giving—an easy-to-set-up reoccurring donation. Sign up now!

    Get Involved
    There are lots of ways for you to get involved! You can donate items to the Auction. Help plan the Auction or other Foundation events. Make monthly contributions or a one-time donation. Get your employer to match your donation!

    Please contact us at foundation@alamedaschool.org with questions!