You can make a difference


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 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.


Support your passion and the programs that make a difference across our district

The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation provides funding opportunities for a variety of programs across the district ranging from basic needs to scholarship opportunities.  Find out more about how you can help today!

Help us keep our students warm this winter

The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation would like to thank all of the generous donors who donated winter gear or financially to help us supply to winter gear to students in need.  We are still accepting funding for those who would still like to donate for needs that will arise throughout the winter. 

Help families cover student meals

BPS serves meals to all students regardless of their ability to pay but some families struggle to pay back these student lunches. Please consider helping a family in need by donating today.

News & Announcements

Thank you to our BPSF Board!

Thank you to our BPSF Board!

The BPS Foundation is so blessed to have a committed group of individuals who selflessly volunteer their time to support our efforts. Without their guidance and leadership, many of the programs that the BPS Foundation supports would not be possible. Please join us in...

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Upcoming Events

4th Annual Paw Art event to benefit 4 local causes

For the 4th year in a row, BPS Foundation will be hosting Paw Art! This annual event raises roughly $5000 annually to support the BPS...

BPS Employee Donation Campaign September 18-28

The BPS Foundation would like to say thank you to all BPS employees everything they do to empower our learners to thrive each and every...

Annual Fill the Bus event Monday, August 14th to help students in need prepare for Back to School

For the 27th year in a row, iHeart Media along with community businesses and individual donors, are assisting students in need with the...


Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director