Celebrating 25 Years of Championing Teachers, Empowering Students

Making our district a GREAT place to learn

25th Anniversary Celebration

25 years…a silver anniversary celebration.  We are planning a party to come together, reconnect and celebrate the successes of improving the educational experience in our district. We have funded over $2.2 million in classroom grants and provided significant funding to increase every student’s access to literacy. And along the way, we have reached a milestone 25 years in the making…our endowment has reached $1 million. Join us as we reflect on our past, rejoice in our present and re-envision our future. Friday, April 26th 6:00 pm at Persimmon Country Club.

Reading Matters Phone-a-Thon - Thank you for your donations!


Thanks to a very generous donation of $12,000 from Tokola Properties, the 2019 Phone-a-Thon is off to a great start. This year donations will be used to pay for a district-wide library management system that will allow teachers and students access to every library in the district, not just their home school. Donate today because we believe that Reading Matters!




Thank you Dwight Unti and Tokola Properties for your generous donation.


Our Mission – Bringing GREAT Things to the Classroom

The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation is dedicated to supporting every student in the Gresham-Barlow School District. We partner with our community to provide funding to foster innovative and engaging learning experiences and provide opportunities to ensure that every student has what they need to experience a world-competitive education.

Campaigns for Classrooms

The GBEF is supporting crowdfunding for our educators by adding a platform called FoundationGIVE to our website. It’s a GREAT way to mobilize your community in support of students.

If you have a project, program, field trip, or need an addition to your classroom, the GBEF has you covered.  Unlike other crowdfunding platforms, this one allows 100% of donations to go to YOU and not to fees or subscription costs.

East Gresham Elementary School

900 SE 5th Street Gresham, OR 97080 Website

East Orient Elementary School

7431 SE 302nd Avenue Gresham OR 97080 Website

Hall Elementary School

2505 NE 23rd Street Gresham, OR 97030 Website

Highland Elementary School

295 NE 24th Street Gresham, OR 97030 Website

Hogan Cedars Elementary School

1770 SE Fleming Avenue Gresham, OR 97080 Website

Hollydale Elementary School

505 SW Birdsdale Drive Gresham, OR 97080 Website

Kelly Creek Elementary School

2400 SE Baker Way Gresham, OR 97080 Website

North Gresham Elementary School

1001 SE 217th Avenue Gresham, OR 97030 Website

Powell Valley Elementary School

4825 SE Powell Valley Road Gresham, OR 97080 Website

West Gresham Elementary School

330 W Powell Blvd Gresham, OR 97080 Website

Clear Creek Middle School

219 NE 219th Avenue Gresham, OR 97030 Website

Deep Creek-Damascus K-8 School

14151 SE 242nd Avenue Gresham, OR 97089 Website

Dexter McCarty Middle School

1400 SE 5th Street Gresham, OR 97080 Website

Gordon Russell Middle School

3625 SE Powell Valley Road Gresham, OR 97080 Website

West Orient Middle School

29805 SE Orient Drive Gresham, OR 97080 Website

Gresham High School

1200 N Main Street Gresham, OR 97030 Website

Sam Barlow High School

5105 SE 302nd Avenue Gresham, OR 97080 Website

Springwater Trail High School

1440 SE Fleming Avenue Gresham, OR 97080 Website


In 2016 and 2017 over $40,000 of funding was devoted to classroom Innovation Grants, including 41 iPads, 30 Chromebooks, science technology, and student-centered curriculum for reading, math and science.