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Chalkboard Project

Joined in June 2008

About Us

Foundations for a Better Oregon (FBO) is a nonprofit organization founded and led by five of Oregon’s largest foundations for the purpose of collaboratively addressing Oregon’s most challenging issues. Since 2004, FBO has focused on improving K-12 public education through the Chalkboard Project. The Chalkboard Project has helped to improve student outcomes statewide by amplifying the voices of teachers and students, learning through data, research, and innovative pilot projects, and advocating for significant legislation to increase the effectiveness and diversity of our educator workforce. 

2019-20 marks an exciting turning point for FBO / Chalkboard Project, as we seek to examine how this unique organization can play an even more impactful role in improving outcomes for children and young adults by looking deeply at the root causes of inequity and courageously challenging the multiple systems that are causing these unacceptable disparities. We believe that by deepening partnerships, centering communities, and leaning into our unique role as intermediary between public, private and civic, we can use the power of advocacy, convening, research and storytelling to radically accelerate progress for children and families.

Foundations for a Better Oregon (FBO) is a nonprofit organization founded and led by five of Oregon’s largest foundations for the purpose of collaboratively addressing Oregon’s most challenging issues. Since 2004, FBO has focused on…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education

Location

  • 221 NW Second Ave
    Portland, OR 97209

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