Fund the Future


“FUND THE FUTURE” with PEF today by joining us in financially supporting the

PEF Impact Grant Program

Click Here to setup a recurring monthly donation. 

Click Here to make a one-time donation to PEF.

When you make a financial pledge to PEF’s Fund the Future you are making a direct impact on the students of Petaluma when you support the PEF Impact Grant Program, available to every TK-12 public, charter and not-for-profit private school in the Petaluma area. PEF has awarded over $3,766,185 in grants to teachers and administrators to enrich the academic experience of all students promoting academic excellence since the program first was launched in 1983.  

Your gift today is elevating the educational opportunities for each and every child in local classrooms!

The goals of the PEF Impact Grant Program are clearly defined:

  • Create a level playing field in the classroom for students of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • Actively engage students in the learning process.
  • Provide educators opportunities to transform the delivery of education in the classroom.

Ways to Give »

Donate by Mail or Phone

To donate to the Petaluma Educational Foundation by phone, please call  707-778-4632. To donate by mail, simply download one of the forms from the links below, print it, and mail the completed donor form with your check or credit card information to the PEF office:

Petaluma Educational Foundation
200 Douglas Street
Petaluma CA 94952

Click this link and print a form you can send to our attention via fax, email or regular mail:  PEF IMPACT GRANT DONOR PLEDGE FORM Recurring Giving

Establish a recurring monthly gift to make a sustained difference for our students. Your online donation is secure and flexible. You choose the amount you wish to give each month, and you can change, or cancel, your pledge at any time. Sign Up now and make your first donation by credit card online.

Memorial and Honor Giving

A donation to the Petaluma Educational Foundation is a thoughtful and meaningful way to celebrate the importance of education in the lives of students and educators. Gifts can be made to recognize milestones, to express appreciation or in memory of a loved one.  Once your gift is received, PEF will promptly send a card to the honoree or family acknowledging your gift.

Employer Gift Match

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employee engagement with local charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours or match contributions dollar for dollar  Some will even double or triple the amount of your gift.  please inquire with your company’s HR or Community Outreach department on how you can leverage your gift to create even more impact.

Wills, Trusts, Gift Annuities, Insurance, IRA’s

We can help you make gifts through a bequest, a trust agreement, life insurance and more. Learn how a donation may fit into your financial, tax, or estate goals. READ MORE

Alphabet Soup Benefit Thrift Store

Our two downtown benefit thrift stores operate in support of the mission of PEF benefiting the students and schools in our community.  This volunteer supported retail operation is open 7-days a week so you can easily donate, shop and volunteer. Click Here for more information.

Community Partnerships & PEF Annual Partner for Education Program

dt.common.streams.StreamServer.clsWe offer a customized year-long partnership program through our PEF Annual Partner for Education Program.  This program provides year-round acknowledgment and exposure for our partners who place education at the top of their philanthropic passions.  The July – June program carries a well-rounded benefits package including BASH sponsorship, PEF Impact Grant Partnership Funding and other contributing elements to brand your business as an active participant in supporting the local community benefiting all 38 TK-12 schools through a strong partnership with the Petaluma Educational Foundation.  Please contact us today to discuss customizing this program to fit your organization’s goals. We celebrate our PEF Annual Partners for Education in all that we do and in all our marketing outreach in the community.or information on Corporate Sponsorship levels and benefits.  From our annual gala PEF BASH to unique PEF community-based events, event partnership with PEF is a way for businesses and other organizations to support the mission of the foundation and demonstrate to their employees and customers their commitment to being involved in the local community.