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 for 21-22 was a party at the new location with tours of the building..

    Even without an auction, we could still use donations. While you are out and about ask your friends and professional contacts to donate a gift certificate or item to our fundraiser.  This is an easy way to support the fundraiser and everyone can participate. If you have donations, contact ACCESS Foundation President Rob Coury: We can use them as community sign up events, raffle items, or trivia prizes.

    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 community event 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 fundraiser? - contact the ACCESS Academy Foundation at We are looking for new foundation leadership as our current team is ready to hand over the foundation reins. 


     Foundation President

     Rob Coury

     Foundation Treasurer  

     Jane Snyder



    Last revised:  7/6/22