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What We Do

Every gift makes a difference, every student benefits.

A high quality education requires more funding than state and local taxes provide.

Lake Oswego is fortunate to have a Foundation. Neighboring communities make up their difference in ways that sacrifice learning, such as much larger schools and fewer class choices. The educational opportunities your Foundation donations afford our students is why many people choose to live in Lake Oswego.

Our community’s legacy of supporting public education helps ensure all students receive the best public education possible. Foundation support is one of the main reasons why Lake Oswego schools have consistently ranked number one in the state and among the top in the nation. Because our community funds teachers, we give all Lake Oswego students unmatched opportunities to flourish.

Foundation donations go solely to funding teachers across all Lake Oswego schools. It’s because of Foundation support that every elementary student has music instruction and reading assistance. And every middle and high school student is offered an unmatched selection of electives in art, science and technology.

The more than a million of dollars the Foundation raises each year comes from thousands of individual parents, grandparents and community residents making meaningful gifts to the Foundation. More than 80% of the funds raised come from parents of current students donating personal funds or amounts their companies match.

Learn more about the Foundation through our videos and find out how you can help.

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Our Impact This Year

  • People Helped

    6,815

  • Volunteer Hours

    750

  • Dollars Raised

    $1,500,000

  • Charity Navigator: 4 out of 4
  • Highest Transparency Rating
  • Proud Chamber Member
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