The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. solicits, manages, and distributes supplemental funds for innovative programs and initiatives and to fund school supplies for classroom and health and wellness resources in support of the student’s educational readiness. We work collaboratively with the district to provide the highest quality 21st-century education for all BCPS students, providing necessities to learn in a positive culture and climate in every school.
All funds awarded are aligned with the Superintendent’s priorities as to what is best for all our students in every neighborhood and every school across Baltimore County by Raising the Bar, Closing the Gaps, and Preparing for Our Future.
Funding is supplemental and does not replace or alter the use of tax-based revenue. The Foundation provides, under federal and state laws, an appropriate method to solicit charitable contributions in support of students and families and teachers and schools.
Support for Students & Families
Your generosity impacts the 115,000+ BCPS students with a poverty level of nearly 50% free and reduced meal population (as self-reported by families of Baltimore County) and approximately 3000 students in homeless situations. BCPS students attend one of the 175 schools, programs, and centers that provides the support for continuous growth and success.
Your generosity affords the opportunity for students to have the necessary school supplies and health and wellness accessories and resources supported by the delivery of quality instruction to impact their educational readiness.
Your generosity provides the opportunity to further a student’s education by applying for post-secondary scholarships to attend 2- , 4-year colleges and universities and trade and technical schools to obtain the knowledge and necessary skills to become productive citizens. Scholarships are provided through The Education Foundation Scholarship Fund Program and The Education Foundation Private Scholarship Program.
Support for Teachers & Schools
Your generosity impacts the nearly 10,000 BCPS teachers in the 175 schools, programs, and centers by providing a collaborative teacher resource center to obtain free school supplies and winter accessories, health and wellness resources, and books. A center where teachers can come together to build collegiality and obtain and reinforce knowledge through learning experiences.
Your generosity provides the opportunity to acquire financial support for teachers and schools to apply for 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants and office-based/school-based projects that address one or more 21st-century themes that are aligned to the District’s priorities. Funding is supplemental and does not replace or alter the use of tax-based revenue.
Throughout the year, gifts are received from corporations, national and community businesses – large and small, foundations, alumnae and alumni, teachers, parents, and friends and neighbors just like you. The gifts allow us to provide funds that are aligned to the District's curriculum and strategic plan, Blueprint 2.0: Our Way Forward, to enhance, extend and enrich the excellence within Baltimore County Public Schools, and to provide to an Endowment Fund. Programs will be funded from donations as well as from a percent of the Endowment Fund. Your gift, no matter the size or the amount is an important investment in Baltimore County Public Schools.
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To support the continued growth and success of BCPS students and families and teachers and schools, please contribute to the district through the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.
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