Giving parents a choice.

Giving children a chance.

Since our founding in 1998 we have served over 25,000 students.

In 2021 the BASIC Fund provided over 3,600 scholarships to children in over 260 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

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2021 BASIC Fund Online Application

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Key Corporate Partners

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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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