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Rethinking our education system


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. 

The Bend-La Pine Education Foundation Mission

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

Student Success

Engaging the community in our students’ success In the classroom

On the field

Providing activity fee scholarships to students to ensure participation in sport and club activities for learning in informal settings

Celebrating education

Celebrating individuals who show exceptional determination in their path towards higher education

Supporting our educators

Securing funds to provide tools fore to enhance formal learning through classroom enrichments

Equitable school experience

Providing funds to students and classrooms that have the greatest need

For our community

Student success leads to community success

Our vision

Our programs help create equity for all of our students through access to classroom enrichments that enhance the learning experience, and to need-based scholarships that support activity fees for middle and high school students who wish to participate in athletics.

We collaborate with education leaders and other community organizations to bring creative and innovative programming to Bend-La Pine Schools. Our efforts positively impact every student in the district.

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Better together

Since 1988, the Education Foundation has invested over $2.2 million into our K-12 public schools through the generosity of our business and community support, foundation grant awards and individual donors.

Without our donors, this would not be possible. You can make a difference in our Bend-La Pine and Sunriver public schools by making a donation and directing specific use of your funds to one of our programs.

Promoting Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion is at the core of our Bend-La Pine Education Foundation’s mission.


We are committed to fostering a welcoming and equitable environment where all individuals and communities can thrive and actively participate. Through our programs and initiatives, we strive to embrace diversity, eliminate barriers, and ensure that everyone is heard and valued. Together, we work towards a more inclusive and equitable community.

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Meet the team

We are a dedicated group of individuals working toward a common goal. With a board of directors comprised of community leaders and professional educators, along with a stellar support staff, we are ready to continue improving access and equity in our district.

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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