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

BPS Foundation Spring Grant Cycle deadlines April 1st!

BPS Foundation Spring Grant Cycle deadlines April 1st!

The spring cycle of the BPSF grants deadlines April 1st, below is information on each available grant. For more information or to apply, please go to Mental Health Grant- Mental Health Grants are geared towards big ideas...

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Memorial Fund has been established to honor Jim Jeske

Memorial Fund has been established to honor Jim Jeske

The Bismarck Public Schools District and Foundation are grieving the loss of Mr. Jim Jeske after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr. Jeske grew up in the small town of New England, North Dakota, and worked in a variety of educational roles prior to joining BPS in the...

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Upcoming Events

BPSF awards close to $52,000 in scholarships, awardees recognized at May 22 BPS School Board meeting

The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation will award $51,950 through 57 scholarship awards to deserving seniors to further their education....

BPS Foundation’s Senior Salute showcasing all graduating seniors within BPS

To showcase community support and recognition for this year’s seniors, the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation will air a series of...

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...


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