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
The Don Prouty Memorial Scholarship was created in 2022 for a longtime Bismarck Public Schools principal and entrepreneur, Don Prouty. It was established by Pamela Carlen Ihmels, a retired Bismarck Public Schools teacher and coach. Prouty hired Ihmels in 1994 as a...
The Tom Hesford Memorial Scholarship has been established in Tom’s memory by his family and friends who would like to see his passion, for education and helping others to succeed, be passed on to future generations. Starting in the spring of 2023, one $1000...
Annual Fill the Bus event Wednesday, August 17th to help students in need prepare for Back to School
For the 26th year in a row, iHeart Media along with community business and individual donors, have assisted students in need with the Fill the Bus Event. On August 17th from 6am-6pm, iHeart media will be broadcasting from both the North and South Red Carpet Carwash...
Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.