One back to school tradition that we have at the foundation is supporting learning and supplying classrooms. This year we have three opportunities that we want to share!
- Donors Choose gives individuals the opportunity to directly support a classroom, providing the support and supplies that teachers request to help their students thrive. Visit their website to find an initiative, project, or classroom that sparks your interest and see how you can help!
- Portland Backpack is a local organization that provides food sacks to students at schools within the PPS system. They serve children who are at risk of hunger by providing food sacks for weekend days when food scarcity is higher. You can volunteer to help them create their food sacks, or donate directly to support their programing throughout the entire school year.
- The Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s Youth Grant Initiative program is an educational program that is held each fall for curious and passionate young people to learn about community leadership through hands on philanthropy and grant making. This 7 course program enables 7th and 8th graders to make hands on decisions about what to do with $5,000 within the lens of the foundation’s grant program. To directly support this program and inspire the next generation of philanthropists text MAFYGI to 44-321.