Corporations and Foundations Invest in Work of All Hands Raised to Help Kids Throughout Multnomah County Achieve Their Full Potential

Posted on December 20, 2013 in Press Releases

Over the past six months a number of regional foundations and corporations have made significant investments in All Hands Raised aimed at improving the educational outcomes of children and youth living in Multnomah County.

The All Hands Raised Partnership includes communities of practice that are working to deliver measurable impacts on 12 Indicators of Success that measure the progress of children and youth from birth to career. These Indicators are being tracked by leaders engaged in the All Hands Raised Partnership and include improvement targets to ensure the long-term success of every child as they grow into educated, independent adults.

All Hands Raised has received more than $400,000 in grants to support the organization’s role in synchronizing the community’s efforts around improving educational outcomes using a data-driven process that sparks conversation, improves practice and moves the community from silos to alignment and impact.

Recent funders include: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ($100,000), The Boeing Company ($21,500), The Collins Foundation ($100,000), The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation ($50,000), JPMorgan Chase & Co. ($46,000), New Seasons Market ($37,000), The Oregon Community Foundation ($25,000), Pacific Power Foundation ($5,000), PGE Foundation ($25,000) and the Portland Timbers ($5,000).

The mission of All Hands Raised is to champion education, equity and excellence from cradle to career inside and outside of the classroom, by mobilizing leadership, ideas resources and community action to ensure kids throughout Portland and Multnomah County achieve their full potential. This is a community-wide effort to methodically and significantly improve educational outcomes for children and youth, birth through college and/or career. And, we remain true to our roots, stewarding PPS parent-led fundraising and managing the PPSF Equity Fund.