The Foundation holds investments in the Endowment fund that accrue the budget necessary to fund grant requests submitted by teachers, staff and the District each year. In challenging economic times, the Endowment also serves as a safety net for funding core needs.
Since 2006 the Endowment has funded over $300,000 in grants. Endowment grant projects are reviewed on an annual basis to ensure results are aligned with expectations and in some cases pilot programs have been rolled out on a wider basis. The Endowment enables our teachers and district to experiment with ways to improve education in Portola Valley without sacrificing on-going work.
Goals of the Endowment
- Foster Excellence in Teaching.
Recruiting, developing and retaining the best possible educators.
- Augment the Core Curriculum.
Applying technology and innovation to teaching math, science and the language arts.
- Promote a Balanced Education.
Stimulating a passion for learning by supporting efforts to maintain a broad curriculum.