Welcome to the Bellingham Educational Foundation. The 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.
The BEF is an independent, community based, non-profit organization dedicated to enriching, enhancing and supporting education throughout the Bellingham Public School System.
From teachers, administrators, and support staff for projects, technology, equipment, supplies, or activities that offer enrichment or the educational experiences.
The BEF evaluates funding proposals, across the district, from teachers, administrators, and support staff for projects, technology, equipment, supplies, or activities that offer enrichment or the educational experiences.
BEF is a nonprofit public 501(c)(3) organization – Tax ID 22-3265028. Donations are tax-deductible
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“Teaching children is an accomplishment, getting children excited about learning is an achievement”
~Robert John Meehan
“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”
~ Fred Rogers
“The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things and not simply repeating what other generations have done. The BEF is plays a large role in helping to obtain this goal”
“Education needs not only to develop our intelligence, but also to support the basic human values of warm heartedness and compassion”
“Education is the passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”