Welcome to the
Bismarck Public Schools Foundation
The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation is dedicated to our partnership with the Bismarck Public Schools to empower all students to thrive by providing recognition, service and program enhancements to both students and staff.
In scholarships to deserving BPS students
In Grants to Innovative BPS Teachers & Staff
A Legacy of support
The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) was established in 1989 by the Bismarck School Board. The Bismarck School Board created a board of directors for the foundation to generate funds and other gifts for the school district. In 2003 the BPSF obtained its 501 (c)(3) status as a tax exempt organization. Donors may deduct contributions to the BPSF as provided in section 170 of the tax code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers and gifts to the BPSF for its use are deductible for federal, estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the provisions of the tax code.
Support Our Causes
Support Your School
Although schools across BPS teach similar curriculum, the student needs can vary greatly from school to school. Find out how you can help!
Support Your Passion
Established programs within BPS provide critical support system to our students within the Bismarck community to empower all students within BPS to thrive. Whether it is our Students in Transition program or Mental Health programming there are so many opportunities that you can join BPSF to enrich the lives of our BPS students.
News & Announcements
Jody Olheiser Memorial Slush Run April 1st, proceeds to benefit BHS AVID Scholarship recipient
The Jody Olheiser Memorial Slush Run was established in 2022 to support and sustain the Jody Olheiser Memorial Scholarship. Jody was a beloved Bismarck High School English and AVID Teacher who passed away November of 2021 after a short battle with cancer. Jody had a...
Paw Art Parade to showcase student art at BAGA March 29th from 5-7pm
The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation, Bismarck Public Schools and Central Dakota Humane Society has partnered with the Bismarck Art and Galleries Association to bring you the Paw Art Parade Exhibit! This exhibit will showcase the student art from this year's Paw...
BPS Scholarships deadline April 1st
Over $50,000 in scholarships are available for BPS students through the BPS Foundation. There are 27 scholarships that distribute over 50 scholarships for BPS students to further their education. Scholarships can be viewed at...
Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.