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Fund the Future / Donate

 BE A PART OF THE LEGACY… make your pledge to Fund the Future today!

How do we use your contribution?

Since 1982, PEF has been supporting all local students and schools.

We help teachers engage more students in the learning process.  We help students successfully prepare for graduation.  We foster the dreams of our students so they may succeed in their future.  Together, we make sure excellence in education remains a priority in our community.

Your donation today enables students to achieve their academic dreams by continuing our mission to fund PEF Grants and Scholarships .

You may make a fast, secure contribution using the forms below. Choose from one-time or recurring monthly pledge and donations. We appreciate your support.

Click this link to Setup a recurring monthly donation.

Click this link to Make a one time donation to PEF.


706007_10151267474613213_1031896930_oPEF’s Annual “FUND THE FUTURE” Campaign –  Supporting the PEF Impact Grant Program

100% of your gift to the Fund the Future campaign goes to support the PEF impact Grant Program

Your gift to Fund the Future will make a direct impact on the students of Petaluma through the PEF Grant Program, available to every K-12 public, charter and not-for-profit private school in the Petaluma area. Since 1982 – thanks to your ongoing support – PEF has awarded over $2,749,000 in grants to teachers and administrators to enrich the academic experience of all students promoting academic excellence in the classroom.

The goals of the PEF 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.

We will work with you to establish a Grant Opportunity or Scholarship Fund. PEF has an established protocol for insuring sustainability, accountability and effective tracking to make sure your wishes are successfully fulfilled for the benefit of our students and educators.

Ways to Give »

Donate by Mail or Phone

To donate to the Petaluma Educational Foundation by phone, please call 707-778-5063 or 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 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 employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift.

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

100% of the proceeds from Alphabet Soup Benefit Thrift Store in downtown Petaluma directly support the mission of the Petaluma Educational Foundation benefiting the programs of the Petaluma Educational Foundation. Please donate, shop and volunteer. Click Here for more information.

Community Partnerships & PEF Annual Partner for Education Program

Please contact our Executive Director, Maureen Highland directly at (707)778-4632 to explore customized opportunities for you to support local education. Maureen Highland

Event Sponsorships

dt.common.streams.StreamServer.clsOpportunities abound for businesses and individuals to underwrite a fundraising event in exchange for being highly visible as an Event Sponsor in all advertising, collateral and promotions tied to the event that will reach thousands of supporters. Click Here  for information on Corporate Sponsorship levels and benefits.  From our annual gala PEF BASH to the unique PEF Golf Marathon and other activities throughout the year, event partnership with PEF is a way for businesses and other organizations to support the mission of the foundation.

We also 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 benefit 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 K-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.