The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District


About Us

Created to strengthen, enhance and enrich the educational experiences for the students of the Bethlehem Area School District, The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District was established in 1999. The Foundation for the BASD is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of members of the community working in concert with, but independent of, the Bethlehem Area School District. The Foundation’s focus has been helping educators deliver innovative teaching to students inside and outside the classroom. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Foundation raises funds through tax-deductible contributions to fund programs, projects and initiatives which support our mission.

Mission: To Enhance the Learning Opportunities for All Students of the Bethlehem Area School District, Create Family & Community Partnerships, and Support Academic Innovation.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees have set an ambitious goal of raising $385,000 for the 2021/2022 school year. The committed areas of support include the following programs, projects and initiatives: 

  • NEW – Digital BASD Initiative, an expansion of BASD WiFi for ALL
  • NEW – Mental Health Initiative
  • NEW – Anti-Racism Initiative
  • Teacher Innovation Grants
  • Service-Learning Grants
  • Our Leaders of Tomorrow Grants
  • Engineering – Project Lead the Way
  • Biomedical Sciences – Project Lead the Way
  • Curriculum and Community Based Field Trips
  • Farm to School Program

Over the years, The Foundation has worked closely with school district administrators to prepare programs and opportunities for funding that will support rigor, relevance and innovation in classrooms throughout the district. In order to achieve the Foundation’s mission, the following strategic goals have been set:

  • Mobilize the community to promote and foster the Bethlehem Area School District
  • Support educator innovation to advance curriculum and dynamic learning environments
  • Support school district programs that emphasize Core Learning, Stretch Learning, Student Engagement and Personal Skill Development
  • Foster community and family partnerships
  • Raise and leverage necessary resources to support the mission of the Foundation
  • Develop a collaborative spirit and supportive relationships between the Bethlehem Area Education Foundation, the Bethlehem Area School District and the Bethlehem Education Association

For more information, please visit The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District's website

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