Graduation Rate Interventions

The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation funds summer programs and other targeted interventions designed to get students on track to graduate. These focused efforts have helped boost graduation rates from 67.5 percent to 86 percent over the past few years. For more information about our efforts to create pathways to graduation or to apply for funds, please contact us or visit our website again soon.

Learning Enrichment Grants

These grants of $200 to $1,000 are open to educators in Corvallis public schools to foster deeper learning and engagement with students. Since 1997, more than $450,000 has been awarded through this program. These grants are funded by individual donors, endowed funds, and the fundraising activities of the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation. Grants are reviewed and selected by a Grants Committee comprised of members of the CPSF Board of Trustees. Applications are due October 9, 2017 and recipients will be notified in late November. Apply for a Learning Enrichment Grant here or view grant details and previously funded grant awards here.

Golden Apple Awards

In 1996, Mario Pastega helped to establish the Golden Apple Awards to recognize exceptional Corvallis School District staff. Mr. Pastega endowed the program to ensure that educators would be recognized annually. Each year CPSF awards four Mario and Alma Pastega Golden Apple Awards to outstanding educators in Corvallis public schools. Golden Apple Award winners are available here.

Mario and Alma Pastega Professional Development Fund

Thanks to the generous contributions of the Simple Actions Family Foundation and individual donors, the Mario and Alma Pastega Professional Development Fund provides annual support for educators. Foundation staff work closely with school district leadership to manage these funds to support new teachers, mentors, and local professional development opportunities.Photo of Dan Bowdoin, middle school math teacher