Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools 


VPS Community Builders are parents and school staff who make a big impact for VPS students by working to build school and community partnerships. They represent the spirit of community engagement, helping to connect families to community resources, and promoting giving back to your school.

By working together, we can optimize the generosity of our community and also have the strongest impact on students across the district.

Our hope is to continue sharing ideas, growing community investment in our schools, and collaborating to ensure all students have the help they need to arrive at school happy, healthy, and ready to learn.

For questions regarding this program call 360-313-4730 or email


The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools is an independent, 501(c)3 educational non-profit corporation established in 1988 to support Vancouver Public Schools (VPS).

We work to create opportunities to cultivate and inspire student success so that all students are prepared, confident and excited to learn.


Community Builders are nominated by school principals or other parent or staff leadership.

Click the link below for the nomination form.

Nomination Form

Nominees must either be a staff member (non-principal) at a VPS school or parent/guardian of a current VPS student and meet at least one of the following criteria:
• Demonstrated effectiveness in promoting community involvement in the school.
• Strong interest in and/or capacity to advance community involvement in the school.
• Potential to be an effective community ambassador for school-community partnership.