Giving parents a choice.

Giving children a chance.

In 2021 the BASIC Fund provided over 3,600 scholarships to children in over 250 schools around the Bay Area.

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The BASIC Fund is a privately funded 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to advance educational equity for low-income families by helping offset the cost of tuition at private schools in the Bay Area.

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What We Do

The BASIC Fund helps to level the playing field for low-income kids for higher education.

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Support Us

When you make a gift to The BASIC Fund, your dollars go directly to scholarships that help students attend quality and safe schools.

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How To Apply

Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis. The earlier you apply the better your chances of receiving a scholarship!

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Changing Thousands of Lives

By lifting up one child,
we lift up a family.

By lifting up many children,
we lift many families.

By lifting many families,
we lift a community.

By lifting many communities,
we lift our entire state,
our nation and ourselves.

"The BASIC Fund has helped thousands of Bay Area children, and can help thousands more. It’s a remarkable story.”
- Arthur Rock, Co-Founder & President Emeritus

2021-2022 School Year Results

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Stay Connected

Thank you to the Silva family for sending over this great photo! We love spotlighting our BASIC Fund Families! Tag us in your favorite family photos. ...

It’s not too late to submit a New Student Application for a BASIC Fund Scholarship! We are still accepting applications for our waitlist. For more information, please visit our website! Join our BASIC Family today! ...

The @bayareadiscoverymuseum's Empowered Kids Program is a free monthly workshop designed to introduce your family to meaningful stories of empathy, humanity, compassion, and action. Learn how to build social and emotional skills in your children with these free programs from BADM. Click the link in our bio for a list of upcoming dates and times! ...

Apply Online

2021 BASIC Fund Online Application

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BASIC Fund Partners

None of us can do it alone! Listed below are some of the wonderful organizations we partner with.

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The BASIC Fund helps to level the playing field for low-income kids -
it fills a vital education need.
- Richard Barker, retired Chairman Capital International Limited

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Our mission is to broaden the educational opportunities for low-income families around the Bay Area by helping them afford the cost of tuition at the private school of their choice.

Scholarships are available to students entering PreK-8th grade to attend private schools in all nine Bay Area Counties.

The BASIC Fund is a privately funded 501(c)3 organization.

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