We Bridge the Opportunity Gap ... Equipping Our Students to Close the Achievement Gap
Education Foundation of Bloomington
We are a non profit organization dedicated to enhancing the educational experiences of students in Bloomington Public Schools. To achieve this goal, we seek financial contributions from organizations and individuals who share our vision of preserving the nationally recognized excellence of public education in our community.
Our mission is to enhance the learning experience of Bloomington Public School students by acquiring and distributing resources not available through public funding.
The Education Foundation of Bloomington was started in 1986 when a group of committed and concerned citizens decided to form an organization that would support quality education in Bloomington. Funding for public education has always been a challenge but became especially critical in the mid 1980's when state budgets were feeling the effects of economic issues.
Many communities were being faced with cutting significant programs from their education budgets, including Bloomington. To help ease the sting of those budget cuts the Education Foundation of Bloomington hoped to raise funding through community donations which would be applied to programs developed to support students and staff.
Since those early days the EFB has raised well over one million dollars through teacher payroll donations, generous donations and endowments from residents and friends of Bloomington and through charity events and community appeals.