How We Raise Funds
The Portola Valley Schools Foundation raises money from District families, community members and local businesses on an ongoing basis. We have four primary ways of collecting donations:
The Annual Campaign
Every year in the fall, the Foundation asks our community of parents, neighbors and local businesses to make donations to our Annual Campaign. These donations supplement the General Fund, making it possible for the District to offer arts programs, band, choir, physical education, counseling, smaller class sizes, innovative STEM programs and more.
Fundraising Party (FANfare)
Every other year, the Portola Valley Schools Foundation hosts a springtime celebration called FANfare to benefit our schools and bring the community together for a fun, charitable party on our own school grounds. FANfare focuses on raising money for one large-scale, special project called the Fund-A-Need (or “FAN”), which is identified through collaboration with teachers and school district leadership.
The Foundation holds investments in an Endowment fund and the dividends from there fund twice-yearly grant requests submitted by teachers, staff and the District.
The Foundation offers a Business Partner program with attractive benefits.