Welcome to the PPEF

Thank you for visiting the Portsmouth Public Education Foundation’s (PPEF) website! We hope that you will find it informative and useful.

PPEF is a young and growing organization. PPEF was founded in 2001 by  forward and visionary thinkers in our community. Our mission revolves around furthering the educational experiences of our students by providing programs and opportunities not offered in the standard curriculum.

I encourage you to view our website, learn more about who we are, what we do, and our vision for our youth. Your support or involvement in our efforts are essential to our success! The education of our youth should be a team effort involving the school department and the community.

Our youth are the future of our community. Their preparation is a task in which we are all incumbent to participate.

Again, thank you for your interest in PPEF.

Jennifer Conheeny
President, Board of Directors

Portsmouth Public Education Foundation - What We Do
Portsmouth Public Education Foundation - Success Stories
Portsmouth Public Education Foundation - Grants

Successful night at Car Museum

Fall Fundraiser at Car MuseumSuccessful night at Car Museum

Mini Grants

Deadline for mini grant submissions are March 4 at 3:00pm. Grants will be awarded by March 9th. Mini Grants will not exceed $500 and will be used for this current school year.

Fall Fundraiser

Fall Fundraiser at Carnegie Abbey was huge success. 200 guests attended our 4th Fall Fundraiser in which $19,000 was raised. PPEF would like to thank all of our sponsors and the local businesses that donated to this amazing evening.


Congratulations to 2017 grant recipients.


A family friendly run at dusk to benefit PPEF. This will replace our Color Run of past years. Racers will recieve a glow in the dark shirt as well as other glowing gear. Finish the race and enjoy dinner and a treat after the race. Provide your school affiliation at registration and the school with the most participants automatically gets a $300 grant for their end of year celebrations. Register
PPEF Color Run EventKids at the PPEF Color Run EventPPEF Color Run Event held at Glen Farm on May 14th, 2016