Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there no longer a Lincoln Foundation, Lincoln Boosters or PTSO? Will they still have a voice in Lincoln?

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.

Have individual groups, clubs or student outreach needs lost funding through this consolidation? What about supporting additional staffing positions?

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.

How can I be sure my donation is being used to further equity among the Lincoln and PPS community?

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 ( The 1/3 donation kicks in after the first $10,000 raised.

Read more about the PPS Equity policy.

If I contribute to Friends of Lincoln, is one third of the money donated given to the PPS Equity Fund for other schools?

Only the portion that FoL directs towards staffing is subject to the PPS Equity Fund one third rule.

Are donations to FoL tax deductible?

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.

Can donors direct donations to any specific areas that they wish to support?

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.

  1. Go to our 'How to Help' page
  2. Click on ‘Make One-Time Donation’ and follow the instructions
  3. Indicate if this donation is earmarked for a particular program and add special instructions to provide the details.
My company matches charitable donations. Will corporate matching be an option for FoL donations?

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!)

Can I volunteer my time through Friends of Lincoln instead of a financial donation?

All donations are valued and appreciated, and that includes your time. While financial donations are critical to the exceptional educational experience that LHS provides, we also heavily rely on parent and community volunteers in many capacities. Volunteering is not only a great way to contribute, it’s a great waya to be involved in the LHS community. Please contact the FoL volunteer co-ordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find a volunteer role that’s a match for you.

If I have a club sport or other club, how do I seek funding?

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.

Our club or sports program does its own fundraising. Will that continue?

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.

Can our club have its own bank account?

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.

My child is attending Lincoln High School for the first time this year. Are all families required to donate? Will there be other fees associated with attending?

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.

What are the options for donating to FoL?


FoL maintains an account at Charles Schwab to receive stock donations. The account is name the Lincoln Booster Club.

  1. submit the form required by your investment firm
  2. Ideally, your firm will send the donation to Friends of Lincoln via the DTC
  3. Below is the most common information that your investment firm will need:
    1. Schwab’s DTC clearing number is: 0164, code 40n.
    2. Bank of New York Mellon
    3. ABA#: 021000018B
    4. BK of NYC/CSCHWAB
    5. FBO: 8788-1130 Lincoln Booster Club
  4. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when you make a transfer in order for FoL to provide you a donation receipt and a big thank you!


  1. Write a check or money order payable to Friends of Lincoln
  2. Indicate if this donation is earmarked for a particular program
  3. Mail donation to:
    Friends of Lincoln
    1600 SW Salmon St.,
    Portland, OR 97205


  1. Go to donation page
  2. Click on Make a One-Time donation and follow the instructions

Friends of Lincoln is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID is 93-1188791. Friends of Lincoln is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in opportunities because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age. We welcome everyone.