DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

Would you like to financially support Bend Forest School? If so, we'd deeply appreciate your contribution, and be delighted to have you join us in fulfilling our mission. Your support will grant more children within our community the opportunity to participate in our program and experience a strong connection with themselves, each other, and the natural world. There are several ways to help. Please see the options below to assess which works best for you.

 

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

A goal of ours is that all children & families who would like to participate in our program have the access to do so. Through our scholarship program, donated funds will go towards paying partial or full tuition for families who need the financial support. As a result, donations to our scholarship fund will also greatly support both the expansion and diversification of our program. 

CAPITAL INVESTMENTS FOR GROWTH & EXPANSION

In order to expand our program to include primary grades and serve a wider, more diverse population of our Central Oregon community, we need funding to acquire the following:

  • 12-15 passenger van (to accommodate to & from school transportation needs for a broader demographic, reduce traffic, and allow for field trips)

  • 26 ft. yurt for our 1st/2nd grade indoor classroom

  • 27 ft. tipi for our Kindergarten indoor classroom

  • funding for JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) teacher trainings and a program consultant(s)

  • the hiring of additional teachers to accommodate children with special needs who benefit from one-on-one support

  • classroom supplies and materials for Kindergarten and 1st/2nd grades

  • land for a permanent school location

  • composting toilet

WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS FUND

Our qualified, committed, and passionate educators deserve to be rewarded for the important, life-changing work they do for the children in our program. Our low teacher to child ratio is one of our most valued core attributes as an early education program, therefore financial support to ensure the continuation of livable salaries for our teachers is essential. As a program rooted in being mindfully inclusive, we also prioritize the ability to provide additional teacher support when needed, and funding to continue to do so is of the utmost importance to us. We believe attentiveness, consideration and support for our teachers are vital components in nurturing our low teacher to child ratio, thus any additional support from our community is greatly valued.

WAYS TO DONATE

We are in the process of starting Bend Forest School Foundation, a 501c3 that will support our scholarship fund. As we wait for our 501c3 status, the current options available for donating financially to Bend Forest School are below (tax-deductible and non-tax deductible):

  • Tax-deductible: donate through our fiscal sponsor, Children's Forest of Central Oregon (CFCO)

    • Via check:

      • Made out to: Central Oregon Children's Forest 

      • For: Bend Forest School (scholarship fund, teacher endowment, yurt, supplies, etc.)

      • Mail to: Central Oregon Children's Forest 63095 Deschutes Market Rd, Bend, OR 97701

    • Online via Paypal linked below:

      • Be sure to select Bend Forest School Foundation in drop down menu 

  • Non-tax deductible: make donation directly to Bend Forest School, LLC:​

    • Via check: 

      • Made out to: Bend Forest School, LLC 

      • For: Bend Forest School (scholarship fund, teacher endowment, supplies, yurt, etc.)

      • Mail to: Bend Forest School, P.O. Box 8010 Bend, OR 97708

    • Online via Venmo: @bendforestschool​

If interested in supporting Bend Forest School in any capacity and you would like to further inquire,

please reach out. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

bendforestschool@gmail.com 

Rae Alberg, Founder/Director/Teacher, (503) 260-9389