Our Mission


The Bellingham Educational Foundation (BEF) is an independent, community based, non-profit organization dedicated to enriching, enhancing and supporting education throughout the Bellingham Public School System.  The BEF supports innovation and excellence in pre-K through grade 12 classrooms by raising funds that are critical to keeping our schools at the leading edge of public education.   The Foundation, with the help of its volunteers, community and business alliances, raise funds for innovative and sustainable projects which motivate students to be lifelong learners, that otherwise would not be possible with existing budgets.  Our goal, through collaboration with educators, parents, and community based resources, is to bridge the gap between adequate and excellence in order to invest in the full potential of all students.