Donors Making A Difference… US Bank

In an inspiring display of corporate generosity, U.S. Bank has recently made a substantial $15,000 donation to the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, underscoring their commitment to nurturing education and empowering communities. This significant contribution aligns seamlessly with their overarching philosophy, which revolves around the empowerment of human potential, transcending mere financial services to contribute […]

DONORS MAKING A DIFFERENCE…iQ Credit Union

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 […]

DONORS MAKING A DIFFERENCE…Umpqua Bank

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, […]

DONORS MAKING A DIFFERENCE…Firstenburg Foundation

Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools awarded $50,000 Firstenburg Foundation grant. In the spring of 2023 The Firstenburg Foundation recently awarded the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools a $50,000 grant which will be used to provide basic needs support along with educational engagement and enrichment opportunities for all students. Approximately 22,000 students attend 40 schools and […]

DONORS MAKING A DIFFERENCE…Cowlitz Tribal Foundation

The Cowlitz Tribal Foundation recently awarded the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools a $125,000 grant which will be used to provide direct support for students and families living in poverty as well as program support for early learning, mentoring, social and emotional health supports, enrichment and engagement activities. The grant came from the Cowlitz Tribal […]

DONORS MAKING A DIFFERENCE…Read Across America

Each year students in VPS join in the nation’s largest celebration of reading, Read Across America. Thanks to our community partners, there is a special tradition for first-grade students at all 23 VPS elementary schools. Throughout the weeklong celebration nearly 1,800 first-graders and their families celebrated with a delicious breakfast provided and served by Beaches […]