MAKING AN IMPACT… Annual Luncheon

This year’s Annual Luncheon was a heartwarming celebration of the community’s efforts in fostering our students’ social and emotional health and well-being. The event, held last month, showcased how the community’s unwavering support through the Foundation helps VPS students nurture their interests and passions, growing and thriving throughout their educational journey. Attendees were treated to […]

VPS Career Connected Learning Program Empowers Students Through Internships

Since its inception in the 2022-23 school year, the VPS Career Connected Learning Program has provided invaluable opportunities for students to gain real-world experience. Student interns complete 90-hour paid internships, earning 0.5 high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) credits and three college credits through Clark College’s Business and Consumer Sciences department. This program, initially […]

Donors Making a Difference… Fred Meyer’s Kroger Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that the Fred Meyer’s Kroger Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation has awarded us a $5,000 grant to purchase grocery cards for families, supplementing their food pantries. This generous donation aligns with their mission: “Through innovation, collaboration, and community engagement, we’re committed to creating communities free of hunger and waste.” This […]

MAKING AN IMPACT… SWACH Fosters Vision of Success

In a collaboration between the Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health (SWACH) and the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, a generous donation of $10,000 has been extended to ensure that every child has access to vision care.  Vision care, often overlooked as a basic need, plays a pivotal role in a child’s educational journey and […]

Sponsors Making a Difference… Wellpoint

Wellpoint, a leading healthcare provider, is making strides to promote overall well-being. WellPoint’s commitment to enhancing lives extends beyond clinics and hospitals, reaching into the heart of education through their recent support for Read Across America. Recognizing the impact of literacy on individuals’ health, Wellpoint was a sponsor for this years Read Across America campaign. […]

MAKING AN IMPACT…Fostering Family Engagement to Support Student Success

Fostering Family Engagement for Student Success Recognizing that a child’s success in school is influenced by various factors, the Foundation for VPS directs funding to provide basic needs, support emotional well-being, offer enrichment opportunities, and encourage family involvement. Collectively, funds support a community schools strategy adopted within Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) in which schools serve […]


iQ Credit Union started much like the Foundation for VPS, with a schoolteacher’s shoebox and a handwritten ledger. Since 1940 they have grown to over 100,000 members at 16 branches. From the Foundation’s beginning, iQ has been a dedicated partner promoting student advancement by investing in our mission of getting kids to school happy, healthy […]

MAKING AN IMPACT…Nurturing Bright Futures: Crucial Support for Students’ Basic Needs

It is often said that education is the great equalizer, empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds to unlock their full potential, bridge societal gaps, and pursue opportunities for a brighter and more equitable future. However, this ideal can be difficult to reach for many students in our community who are grappling with basic needs insecurity. When […]


Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools awarded $6,000 grant from Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation. Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation recently awarded the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) a $6,000 grant which will be used to remove poverty-related barriers to learning and increase student and family engagement and resiliency. Umpqua awarded Community Grants to 132 nonprofits in Oregon, […]

$90,000 in Engagement Grants Awarded in 2022-23 School Year

Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools Funds $90,000 in School Engagement Grants. $120,000 in available grants announced for 2023-24. Each school year the Foundation for VPS provides grants to educators for projects that spark students’ interests, connect them to their passion, and help them envision and plan for their future success in college, career and life. […]