Would you like to make a contribution?
If so, we deeply appreciate your generosity and are delighted to have you join us in fulfilling our mission. Bend Forest School Foundation is a 501c3 founded to support children’s social emotional development and connection to nature by increasing accessibility to inclusive, nature-connected learning environments. Your support will help us expand our Art and DEI programs and increase accessibility to the Bend Forest School programs through our Accessibility 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.
BFS ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM
A goal of ours is that all families who would like to participate in the Bend Forest School program have the access to do so, regardless of socioeconomic status or lack of resources. Through our Accessibility Program, donated funds will go towards maintaining a scholarship fund to cover partial or full tuition for families who need the financial support, in addition to the tuition assistance BFS provides within its tiered tuition model, and towards the cost of transportation for families who need transportation to & from school. As a result, donations to our Accessibility Program will greatly support both the expansion and diversification of the BFS Program.
Bend Forest School Foundation is delighted to support a nature-based Arts Program for Bend Forest School, led and coordinated by our Art Coordinator, Sarah Brandt. Foundational principles guiding the arts cultivated throughout the school year draw from art being a parallel to nature. Within this program, children get the opportunity to merge experiential art projects with varying modalities of creative expression, such as movement, music and story to support authentic being, regulation and connection with nature and each other.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVITY PROGRAM
It is of the utmost importance that those of us at Bend Forest School and Bend Forest School Foundation be engaged in continual learning as to how to best support a diverse student body, and foster an environment and curriculum that reflects empathy, inclusiveness, and respectfulness. Through our DEI Program, the Foundation supports quarterly DEI trainings for BFS that are open to the community, and monthly, internal anti-bias curriculum and implementation trainings for BFS staff members.
Should you choose to make a financial contribution, the following tax-deductible options are available:
Online via PayPal: (processing fees apply)
Made out to Bend Forest School Foundation
Please contact Bend Forest School Foundation Executive Director, Christina Salvador, at firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing instructions and further details.
If interested in supporting the families of Bend Forest School and the community we serve 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