ACCESS Academy Foundation

  • The Mission of the Foundation:   Augment Portland Public School Budget For Staff and Programs

    The ACCESS Academy Foundation raises money to fund additional staff positions/FTE @ ACCESS; additional staff– teachers, specialists, and educational assistants – can only be funded through a school foundation.

    The ACCESS Academy Foundation is run by parent volunteers and is an affiliate of the Fund for PPS (the Portland Public Schools Foundation). One-third of funds raised above $10,000 go to the PPS Equity Fund to help schools that are less able to raise funds close the achievement gap.


    The ACCESS Foundation's primary fundraiser, this year's 10th Annual Auction and Skate Night at Oaks Park will be Saturday, May 2, 2020. It's never too early to gather donations.  While you are out and about ask your friends and professional contacts to donate a gift certificate or item to our auction.  This is an easy way to support the fundraiser and everyone can participate.  All donations, sponsorships, and items for the auction are due Friday, April 3, 2020.

    If you are a crafter, jeweler, baker, chef, vacation beach or cabin homeowner, gardener, handy man(woman), vet, physician, party organizer or ??? We would love to have a donation from you!!!



    Sponsorships both large and small get us closer to our goal. Employers, local businesses or organizations you are personally connected with are great places to look for sponsors.

    Proton Sponsor: $250

    Electron Sponsor: $500

    Atom Sponsor: $1,000

    Molecule Sponsor: $2,000

    For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact us at



    A successful Auction depends upon the involvement of Parents, the Community and Teachers. Please consider volunteering for our most important fundraiser of the year.

    Interested in volunteering to help with the auction? - contact the ACCESS Academy Foundation President, Kristi Byfield, at


     Foundation President

     Rob Coury

     Foundation Treasurer  

     Jane Snyder

     Auction Chair




    Last revised:  8/22/19