Our classrooms and schools are communities nesting within the broader community of Bainbridge Island.
Schools, teachers, students, and their families are not islands on this island. Their wellbeing impacts all of us.
Robust schools = robust community.
Bainbridge Schools Foundation, an independent nonprofit, exists to bridge the education funding gap. Island schools have programs that could not fully operate or even exist without the foundation’s funding.
Every year we raise approximately $1 million to fund critical programs covering a wide range of needs, such as academic intervention for struggling students, new teacher support, teacher training, and STEM.
The Bainbridge Schools Foundation supports the schools, and the community supports the foundation. In a challenging year with much uncertainty, your donation contributes to our community’s stability. Think big. Your investment will be repaid by the thousands of students who take what they learned in their island classroom out the door and into the world.
Please join us! Your donation to BSF creates a rich learning environment for all children. When you donate to BSF you become a champion for our students and our teachers. Exceptional public schools are only possible with your support, so please help our students continue to receive the best possible education.
Support our public schools here.
Your gift will be used to support our teachers by providing professional development opportunities and mentorship programs for new teachers. Research shows that effective teaching is the most significant predictor of a student’s success. You will help ensure our teachers have the tools and training they need to help every student thrive. When you make a gift of $365 or more, you can dedicate your donation to your favorite teacher and BSF will send them a hand-written note of gratitude.
Honor a teacher here.
Make a monthly contribution to BSF and know your charitable giving is in place for the entire year to come. No further action required! This also spreads your support over the year, making it easier on your budget.
Make a monthly donation here.
The next world-class engineer, President of the United States, or concert pianist is sitting in a Bainbridge Island public school classroom right now. By investing in their lives, we help them achieve their dreams. Strong schools support every child, including those who need additional assistance along the path to adulthood. Our island benefits when our young people have the skills, knowledge, and inspiration they need now and in the future.
Learn more about how your donation impacts every student, every day here.