FoL combines the roles, priorities and support activities previously delivered by the Lincoln sports boosters, PTSO and Foundation into one unified system for the broader LHS community.
No. Our mission is to expand our fundraising efforts and capabilities to better support all of the clubs, organizations, athletics and academic needs affiliated with Lincoln High School.
While Lincoln serves students who live in a district comprised of Portland’s most affluent zip codes, our community includes 300 historically underserved students, many of whom face food insecurity: 1 in 10 Cards receive free or reduced lunch. These numbers are lower than many other Portland high schools, so PPS equity funding is not available to Lincoln.
Friends of Lincoln is committed to close the gap so that every student at Lincoln is supported to take full advantage of the LHS experience.
Money for teaching positions now goes to The Fund for Portland Public Schools (https://fundforpps.org/). The 1/3 donation kicks in after the first $10,000 raised.
Read more about the PPS Equity policy.
Only the portion that FoL directs towards staffing is subject to the PPS Equity Fund one third rule.
Yes! FoL is a 501(c)3 charity and our tax ID number is 93-1188791. We will provide you with a letter acknowledging your 100% tax deduction-eligible contribution.
Yes. If you make a one-time donation over $250 to FoL you can designate on your donation if you would like it to go to a specific focus.
Yes. FoL is a charity and on the list of all local companies that offer matched donations. (if you find one we’ve missed, please let us know!)
Please complete the attached form (link) and send your request to the email indicated for your specific need on the form. Donations will be allocated based upon available funds by the FoL Board.
Special trips or events will continue to be handled directly by the clubs or individual teams. All team fundraising is encouraged but FoL is available to support and boost shortfalls, based on available funds.
Yes, if your club has an established bank account for special event fundraising from parent/supporters you can continue to manage those funds directly. However, the person responsible for managing that bank account will be expected to participate in the FoL Finance Committee. This process improves visibility and coordination across all fundraising activities and reduces liability for parents involved with collecting funds for these activities.
Any donation is optional, but we do rely on the entire community to contribute in whatever way they are able. We ask for $600 per student per year, or whatever you can manage. This can be paid monthly (link to donation page) to spread the cost and is tax deductible.
Other fees associated with attending Lincoln are determined by the individual clubs, sports or programs in which your child is involved. However, LHS tries to enable all students to be actively involved at Lincoln, regardless of their ability to pay.
FoL maintains an account at Charles Schwab to receive stock donations. The account is name the Lincoln Booster Club.