Mission: The primary purpose of the petaluma educational foundation is to provide additional educational programs for all public and private nonprofit schools within the petaluma area.
Programs: In order to enhance the educational opportunities of the students within the petaluma high school district boundaries, the foundation has several scholarship programs that have been established to award graduating seniors bound for college. Scholarships are awarded based on individual scholarship criteria of grades, community service and school service.
in order to provide additional educational programs in the schools, the foundation solicits funds for the invest in education program which awards grants to teachers for innovative programs that enrich the education of the students within the petaluma high school district boundaries.
PEF is overwhelmingly supported by our community. With cutbacks in education severely impacting the teachers and students, PEF has been instrumental in providing funds for a myriad of programs. What is incredible is how each year, the community steps up to support us even more than the year before. They have definitely seen the results in their kids' schools. PEF is a vital component of the educational experience in Petaluma and as a board member I am thrilled to be a small part of it.
The Petaluma Educational Foundation is a phenomenal organization that raises a significant amount of money for all schools in the Petaluma area. From several hundred dollars for needed supplies that have been cut at the classroom level, to $15,000 for a new technology-based innovative program, to scores of college scholarships for high school seniors, PEF does it all. It is also impressive to see that the PEF Board of Directors is a veritable who's-who in Petaluma - these people really care for their schools and prove it on a regular basis!