Get Involved

The Petaluma Educational Foundation is specifically geared toward subsidizing impactful educational opportunities through scholarships, impact grants, and endowed funds.

We are proud to be 100% community-supported, meaning that we do not receive any government funding. However, there are lots of other ways for you to get involved besides donating.

Become an Annual Partner 
for Education

We 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 through June program carries a well-rounded benefits package including BASH sponsorship, PEF Impact Grant Partnership Funding, and other elements to brand your business as an active participant in supporting the local school community.

Contact us to learn how to customize this program to fit your organization’s goals.

Become a Community Partner

Our Partners

Shop, Donate & Volunteer at Alphabet Soup

The Petaluma Educational Foundation (PEF) is proud to operate two thrift stores in downtown Petaluma. Alphabet Soup Clothing & Alphabet Soup Home, located at 203 & 217 Western Avenue, were founded to benefit our community's families, students, and schools. Our dedicated volunteers support both locations, making a difference that will last a lifetime.

By shopping at either location, donating items, or volunteering your time, you can help us advance PEF’s mission and impact local education for all 12,000 TK-12 students attending 35 public, private, and charter schools in the Petaluma area.

Please visit the Alphabet Soup website for more information on the stores and how to become involved. You can also apply to volunteer by downloading and completing the form here. Thank you for sharing your gift of time and talent with our community through the Alphabet Soup Thrift Store!

I want to volunteer! Click here for our Volunteer Application.

Become a Friend 
of PEF

Friends of PEF began as a group of community members who wanted to celebrate and support the Foundation’s efforts year-round. Today, we help organize events like PEF Giants Night, our Scholarship Reception, and other fun get-togethers. So, whether you’d like to become a school liaison or board member, volunteer at Alphabet Soup or plan our next BASH, we invite you to bring your interests and talents to the table.

Join the Friends of PEF

Join the board!

Are you passionate about local education?

Would you like to make a lasting impact on your community?

Do you want to empower our youth with impactful education opportunities?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then we invite you to join our Board of Directors and help shape the future of Petaluma’s school system

Simply schedule a call to learn more