BASIC Fund scholars are

5 X

more likely to graduate college than their peers.*
*Pell Institute & National Student Clearinghouse

"Because of The BASIC Fund, my children are able to attend a wonderful school in a safe environment full of different nationalities, and like-minded individuals."

-Smith Family

Who We Are and What We Do

Currently, only 11% of lowest income quartile students manage to attain a college degree within a six-year timeframe, whereas 58% of all income level students achieve the same feat.

Notably, BASIC Fund alumni who represent the lower income quartile, defy this disparity by achieving a college graduation rate of 53%, effectively eliminating the income gap.

25th Anniversary Luncheon Presentation

Download the presentation to learn more about The BASIC Fund.

Making An Impact


awarded in scholarships


students succeeding across the Bay Area


BASIC Fund college graduates

Changing Student Lives

Julio in 1998

Julio in 2023

The BASIC Fund Alumni High Schools

Archbishop Riordan, Arroyo HS, The Bay School, Bellarmine College Preparatory, Bishop O’Dowd, Carondelet, Eastside Preparatory, Galileo HS, Gateway High School, Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA), KIPP King Collegiate, KIPP San Jose Collegiate, Lick-Wilmerding, Lincoln HS, Lowell HS, Mercy HS, Marin Academy, Moreau Catholic HS, Notre Dame, Oakland School of the Arts, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, St. Elizabeth HS, St. Francis, St. Ignatius, Stuart Hall, and many more!


The BASIC Fund Alumni Colleges and Universities

Amherst College, Bennington College, Brown University, Columbia University, Duke University, Emory University, Howard University, Hunter College, Ithaca College, Lewis & Clark College, Loyola University New Orleans, Mills College, New York University, Oregon State University, San Francisco State University, Spelman College, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, Wesleyan University, Yale University, and many more!

"It makes your eyes tear up to know that your child loves his school and has grown up considerably with maturity, professionalism, and character."

-Pabayo Family


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

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