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OEA Foundation

Every day somewhere in Oregon, OEA members, teachers and support professionals working in Oregon's public schools encounter students who are in need.

Established in 1995, the OEA Foundation provides educators with up to $100 grants to help students meet basic, urgent and immediate needs so they can succeed in school. Cash grants from the Foundation fill needs unmet by any other source. Unfortunately, and particularly in this economic climate, the need is ever-present and continues to grow in Oregon.

Since its creation, the Foundation has distributed over $900,000 to help needy Oregon public school students. Since the beginning, the key source for these critical funds has been OEA members and staff. The OEA family continues to be generous in their support through payroll deductions and cash and online donations. The Oregon Education Association funds all of the administrative costs of the Foundation, which allows all donations to be used to provide direct assistance to students.

Over the past 17 years, the OEA Foundation has purchased countless pairs of eyeglasses, repaired a broken wheelchair, provided many students with their first winter coat, paid for dental work and doctor visits, fitted new shoes on lots of feet, and even replaced a broken bedroom window. When all is said and done, the OEA Foundation works to ensure that the physical, social, and emotional needs of students do not stand in the way of success in school.

Donate to the OEA Foundation

One-time Donation

Click here to make a one-time or recurring donation. 

Payroll Deduction

You can opt to have a monthly donation deducted from your paycheck by downloading this form, filling it out, and sending it to oeafoundation@oregoned.org. If every OEA member donated just $1 a month, we could fully fund the OEA Foundation for many years! 

Raffle/Auction Items

The OEA Foundation hosts fundraising efforts throughout the year at OEA events. We are always looking for donated items for raffles, auctions/silent auctions, and other fundraising prizes. Click here to fill out a donation form!

Fred Meyer Rewards Card

Help the OEA Foundation earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

Just sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the OEA Foundation at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 85681.

For more information, download the flyer and/or the Frequently Asked Questions on this opportunity for the OEA Foundation.


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support the OEA Foundation. Every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to the OEA Foundation—at no cost to you.

For more information, download the flyer on this opportunity for the OEA Foundation.

Who may access the grant process?

Any active OEA member who encounters a student in need can make a request for funds from the OEA Foundation.

The OEA Foundation is dedicated to meeting the most basic needs of public education students.  Your tax-deductible donations will make a positive difference and allow us to continue to assist students who need help.  Consider making a donation in honor of someone else, or in memory of a loved one or special educator.  The Foundation will send personalized cards to those you wish to honor or memorialize.

Your donation is essential to helping Oregon students succeed.