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.
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.
PEF is proud to operate two benefit thrift stores in downtown Petaluma. Alphabet Soup Clothing & Alphabet Soup Home were founded to benefit our community's families, students, and schools. Our dedicated volunteers support both locations.
By shopping at either location, donating items, or volunteering your time, you can help us forward PEF’s mission and impact local education.
Please visit the Alphabet Soup website for more information on store hours and donated items we can accept. You can also apply to volunteer by downloading and completing the form below.
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.
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