Removing Barriers So Every Child Is Ready To Learn

Our Impact

When the community comes together, students succeed and thrive. Imagine what is possible when students come to school happy, healthy, and ready to learn!

Our Community Impact Report includes the many ways donors helped students this past year. Monetary and in-kind donations provided food, housing assistance, medical care, transportation, clothing, schools supplies, personal hygiene items, family engagement and student enrichment opportunities – and much more.

Thousands of people and organizations–including Vancouver Public Schools teachers, staff, parents, community partners, and individuals–provided a network of wrap around services and supports to help students thrive.

Together, we help students overcome barriers to learning. Together, we create opportunities to cultivate and inspire student success.

Thank you for making a difference for Vancouver Public School students!


The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools provides essential resources and opportunities for students to reach their full potential, through collaboration and partnership with our community, students, families, and VPS staff.


Our students enjoy their educational journey and have the resources to fully realize their aspirations.

About Us

The Students We Serve

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) serves over 22,000 youth in 40 schools and programs. Support for the Foundation for VPS helps students in need overcome barriers to learning and enriches the school experience to promote achievement for all students.

  • 55% of VPS students are from families with incomes below federal poverty guidelines (i.e., qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch), with some VPS schools as high as 86%.
  • 1280 students experienced homelessness during the past school year.
  • Approximately 1 out of 4 VPS students are chronically absent.
  • Our students are from diverse backgrounds, with 97 languages spoken.

2022-23 Direct Support to Students


Impact at a glance

Click here to download the most recent Community Impact Report.

Basic Needs & Housing​

Quickly and discreetly meeting students’ most urgent needs; providing food, clothing, school supplies, vison and dental care, hygiene and cleaning supplies, housing assistance, and more.

College & Career Readiness​

Students receive college readiness programming, career planning support, real-world work experiences, and support in internships to prepare for life after graduation.

Early Learning

Partnering with VPS to fund early learning initiatives helping our youngest learners build physical, emotional, and academic readiness to begin kindergarten.

Enrichment & Mentoring​

Providing students with access to engagement opportunities and connection with mentors to spark their interests, discover their passions, and envision their future.

Family & Community Engagement​

Helping strengthen school communities by supporting engagement activities that connect families to resources and opportunities to support student success.

Social-Emotional Health & Well Being​

Supporting VPS initiatives focused on attendance, student engagement, and truancy to help students avoid expulsion and stay on track to graduate. Support for staff focused on health and wellness of students.