Summer Program Grants

Creating pathways to graduation – it’s what we’re all about. Working closely with school leadership, we fund summer programs and other interventions that will bring real, measurable outcomes for hundreds of students. Examples include Kindergarten Academy, middle school math camp, summer credit recovery, after-school STEM clubs, and AVID.

We know from experience that these programs are a worthwhile – and incredibly cost-effective – investment in our collective future. Donate now to support this work.

Learning Enrichment Grants

These grants of $200 to $5,000 are open to 509J educators to foster deeper learning and engagement of students. Applications are due October 8, 2018 and recipients will be notified in early December. Apply for a Learning Enrichment Grant here or view previously funded projects here.

Since 1997, over $500,000 has been awarded through this program. Grants are funded by donations and endowed funds. Support this program. 

Golden Apple Awards

In 1996, Mario Pastega established 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