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Improving access to a well-rounded education


From grants and scholarships to enhanced classroom resources, the Education Foundation empowers students and teachers to create a brighter future.

$2.1 million+

Invested into our K-12 public schools

35 years

Serving Bend-La Pine Schools


Awarded in grants and scholarships

Transforming Public Education in Central Oregon


Started in 1988, the Bend-La Pine Education Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit comprised of parents, community leaders, educators, and citizens who share the belief that a vibrant public school system is essential to the social and economic well-being of our community.

Together, we provide funding for an array of scholarships, grants, and academic programs built to empower both teachers and students to create a brighter future, and to help those most in need maximize their academic and personal success. 

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Explore Our Programs

We mobilize community resources to provide students with scholarships and grants, and to fund diverse STEM, art, music, and wellness programs that go beyond allocated school subsidies at the 36 schools within the Bend-La Pine School District.

Activity Fee Scholarships

Helping high need students participate in after-school athletics.

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Perseverance Scholarships

Recognizing students who have overcome obstacles to graduation.

Latino Scholarships

Helping Latino students pursue higher education or trade schools.

Classroom grants for educators

Funding opportunities for educators to implement creative and impactful classroom experiences for students.

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“A big thank you to our partnership with the Education Foundation. Together we are helping create a lasting impression on the lives of Central Oregonian students.”

Cheryl Puddy

Oregon Community Foundation

Help transform our schools


Supporting public education can make a world of difference for students and educators alike. Whether donating, attending events, or joining our team of passionate volunteers, you’ve got a place with us.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Find answers to common questions about our nonprofit organization and its programs.

What is your mission?

The Bend-La Pine Education Foundation prepares our students for success and the future through exceptional educational and extracurricular opportunities.

How can I get involved?

There are several ways to get involved with our nonprofit. You can volunteer your time, make a donation, or become a member.

What programs do you offer?

We offer a variety of programs aimed at supporting students, teachers, and families in the public education system.

How can I donate?

Donating to our nonprofit is easy. You can visit our website and click on the 'Donate' button to make a secure online donation. We also accept donations by mail or in person.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

To apply for a scholarship, please visit our website and navigate to the 'Scholarships' section. There, you will find information on eligibility criteria and the application process.