The Sunnyside Environmental School Foundation is a group of community volunteers who are committed to supporting SES's inspirational environmental and social equality driven curriculum and programs.
The Sunnyside Environmental School Foundation’s purpose is to raise funds that help pay for extra teachers and staff, thereby reducing class sizes, allowing for small focus groups and specialized academic programs.
The SES Foundation works closely with its generous and dedicated PTSA, however only the foundation may raise funds that go directly to hiring teachers and staff.
Although the SES Foundation conducts fundraising, SES’s administration, staff and PPS collaborate to decide where the funds are most needed.
SUNNYSIDE ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOOL FOUNDATION is a local school foundation affiliated with the Portland Public Schools Foundation, a division of All Hands Raised, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization.
Through All Hands Raised, one-third of the money raised by individual school foundations after the first $10,000 is set aside in the Equity Fund for use as grants to high-need schools. Two-thirds of contributions are provided directly to supporting faculty and programs at Sunnyside Environmental School. All donations are charitable and tax deductible as allowable by law.