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Education Foundation of Bloomington
The Education Foundation of Bloomington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the educational experiences of students in Bloomington Public Schools. Our mission is to enhance the learning experience of students in Bloomington Public Schools by acquiring and distributing resources not available through public funding.
United Way Workplace Giving - A Great Way to Give Back to The Education Foundation Of Bloomington and Bloomington Public Schools!
Each year the United Way works with numerous Minnesota companies giving the workforce an opportunity to give back to many organizations in their community. The Education Foundation of Bloomington (EFB) is eligible to receive those funds and put them to work for BPS students!
The BPS District wide giving period is October 24 - November 1, 2019. During this period, staff are able to designate funds from their paychecks to the EFB as well as many other organizations within the district and in the greater Minnesota community. Details on the Bloomington Public Schools giving period can be found on the district website.
In addition to the staff giving, spouses, friends and family are also able to designate part or all of their donations through their workplace campaigns to the Education Foundation of Bloomington (EFB), which supports BPS students and staff through Children's Food for Thought, Innovation Grants, Prodigy Awards and student scholarships and stipends. Check with your company to confirm when your workplace campaign begins!
2019 Bloomington Heritage Days Parade—Marching with Manuscripts!
The Education Foundation of Bloomington will once again be high stepping our way through the Heritage Days parade and handing out books to kids in the crowd! The Bloomington Federation of Teachers will be joining us on September 21 at 10 a.m. as we make our way through the streets of Bloomington.
If you’re interested in volunteering to help EFB with the parade, please sign up!
Come join in the fun along the parade route at Heritage Days and cheer on EFB, BFT, and all the other Bloomington Public schools, bands, teams, and representatives that take part in this grand celebration of Bloomington! Don't forget to get a book for the kids!
Donate to EFB
If you would like to make a financial contribution to EFB, please click the "Donate" button below.
What is the EFB's Role
in the community?
Watch the short video, at right,
to learn more about the
positive impact the
Education Foundation of Bloomington
has on public school students
in the community.
Education Foundation of Bloomington’s Programs
Children’s Food for
Chip in for Schools
Grants & Stipends
The foundation awards scholarships to qualified high school seniors to help finance their first year of college or technical training.
These awards, sponsored by former Bloomington Public Schools teacher Patrick Porter, recognize superb teamwork that improves the educational environment within Bloomington Public Schools.
Children's Food for Thought provides school lunches for students who would otherwise go without.
The EFB's largest fundraiser raised more than $50,000 to improve and change the educational experience of students in Bloomington Public Schools. 2020’s event will be held on July 29th at Dwan Golf Club.
Innovation Grants and Student Success Stipends enhance classroom learning experiences and enable students to participate in learning and educational programs.