Raising funds to enhance education in Basalt public schools
Through our annual fundraisers, the Taste of Basalt and the Roaring Fork Charity Classic golf tournament, as well as generous corporate and community donations, we work directly with teachers and administrators to help the local elementary, middle and high schools deliver innovative, creative programming and experiences for every student.
In the past decade, BEF has contributed nearly $400,000 to the Basalt schools to support outdoor education, technology, literacy, hands-on science, art, music, and many other relevant and enriching programs for students. However, the need for additional funding is constant. Colorado currently ranks 43rd in the United States in per pupil funding. Our state spends $9,160 per student each school year, which is $2,704 less than the national average. With every donation we receive, we can continue to assist our local schools in providing students with the highest quality education possible.
BEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible per IRS guidelines. Our 18-member executive board includes school parents, business leaders and Basalt town staff.
"Our ELL teaching team was able to purchase six new iPad minis with the amazing grant the Basalt Education Foundation awarded us. The iPads and associated apps will offer crucial practice of literacy and English language skills for our students. Thank you for your generosity!"BES ELL Teacher