Vancouver Public Schools serves over 22,000 youth in 37 schools and programs. Support for the Foundation for VPS helps those students overcome barriers to learning and enriches the school experience to promote achievement. It makes a huge difference and changes lives!

Benefits of Giving to Foundation for VPS

Social Impact: Students are better prepared to enter the workforce and contribute to the well-being of our community.

Business values: Many community members choose to patronize businesses supporting students. Fostering a culture of giving back in your business can aid employee recruitment and retention.

Recognition of your positive community investment is an important part of the Foundation for VPS partnership program.


Options for Corporate Giving:

We will work with you to customize a plan for your support that best suits your marketing goals and company values. View our 2021-22 Partnership Opportunities and Impact Overview.

The following are some of the ways you can invest in student success:

Community Champions’ Circle
Event Sponsor
Supporting Partner

Community Champions’ Circle
$5,000 or more in one year or pledged support of $10,000 or more over three consecutive years.

Support from Community Champions funds direct support for students: removing barriers to learning and providing enrichment to students’ school experience. Use of contributed funds may be customized.

Community Champions will be recognized throughout the year, both to publicly express direct appreciation of support, and to leverage additional major commitments.

Community Champions also receive the following:
-Invitation to an exclusive appreciation reception for Community Champions.
-Special recognition during the annual Foundation for VPS Luncheon.
-Listing in the on-line Community Champions page.
-Recognition in Foundation for VPS digital and print materials, and social media.
-Impact reports that can be shared with your staff and/or patrons.

View a list of our current Community Champions.

Foundation for VPS Annual Luncheon

May 12, 2022
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Hilton Vancouver
Sponsorships start at $1,750

View Sponsorship Benefits.

Our largest community fundraising event, held in person at the Hilton Vancouver and simulcast online, raises money to help remove barriers to learning for students living in poverty and to enrich the lives of all students across 37 VPS schools and programs.

As a sponsor, you will receive event access, company name on relevant marketing and event materials, and recognition during the event. Additional benefits are available based on sponsorship level.

Event sponsorship underwrites production costs, so that all funds raised during the luncheon go directly to help our students.

Download agreement form.

Supporting Partner
There are many ways to support Vancouver students with a contribution in the range of $1,000 to $5,000. We will work with you to optimize your contribution budget in a way that reflects your company’s values and achieves the investment results you are looking for. See examples below:
-Fund an innovative school project or Foundation for VPS initiative.

-Use your donation as a challenge match for other donors during a giving campaign.

-Host a fundraising event, employee giving campaign, or collection to benefit Foundation for VPS.

For questions or to get started, contact Melinda Cannell at 360-313-4734 or email

Ready to begin? Download a Partnership Agreement Form

NOW is the time to invest in student success and make a difference for Vancouver youth!


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.


May 12, 2022
In person at the Hilton Vancouver and simulcast online

Visit event page.