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The Sabin School Foundation is a parent-led, nonprofit fundraising organization that raises money for teachers and educational support staff at Sabin. The Foundation is the ONLY way to provide teachers for our school above and beyond what the district allocates in the spring budget process.


The Sabin Foundation is one of 42 local school foundations operating as a non-profit organization under the Fund for Portland Public Schools. Because the Sabin Foundation (EIN is 84-2040549) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.


Why do we have a Foundation?

After Measure 5's cut to public education in 1994, the PPS School board authorized local School Foundations. Sabin Foundation was founded in 2013 and since then, Foundation money has been used to preserve programs at Sabin, such as music, P.E., and specialized library services, that would have otherwise been cut due to lack of funds. Foundation-raised money has paid for grade-level teachers to add sections and reduce class sizes and consistently funds Educational Assistants for all grade levels.


Money raised through our Foundation also benefits schools and children across Portland. One third of all money raised (after the first $10,000) is distributed to other PPS schools based on need.


How do we raise money?

We put the fun in fundraising! The Foundation works to supplement public revenues for staff by hosting entertaining fundraising events and an annual appeal for monthly giving.

Get Involved

There are lots of ways for you to get involved! You can donate items to the Raffle. Help plan the Art Show & Raffle or other events. Make monthly contributions or a one-time donation. Get your employer to match your donation!


Please contact us at with questions! 

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