Would you like to make a contribution?

If so, we'd deeply appreciate your generosity and be delighted to have you join us in fulfilling our mission. Bend Forest School Foundation is a 501c3 founded to support current and prospective Bend Forest School families within our community by providing tuition assistance, transportation, DEI training for staff, and funding for art programs. Your support will help to strengthen and expand the BFS program, granting more children within our community the opportunity to participate and experience a strong connection with themselves, each other, and the natural world. Below are the three main areas in which we are working to increase funding. Please review and see the donation options listed at the bottom of the page to assess which works best for you. 

Thank you kindly for your consideration and generosity.


A goal of ours is that all children & families who would like to participate in the Bend Forest School program have the access to do so, regardless of socioeconomic status. 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 greatly support both the expansion and diversification of the BFS program. 


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

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

  • budget for art and Spanish programs

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

  • Yurt and flooring for indoor learning space


Should you want to make a financial contribution, the following tax-deductible options are available:

  • Online via PayPal: (processing fees apply)

  • Via check:

    • Made out to Bend Forest School Foundation 

    • Please contact Bend Forest School Foundation Executive Director, Christina Salvador, at for mailing instructions and further details.     


If interested in supporting the families of Bend Forest School in a different way or if you have any further questions regarding donations, please feel free to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you! 

- the folks at Bend Forest School Foundation