“Our scholarships do more than just provide a safe, quality education for Bay Area children. We empower parents with choice, allowing them to stay within their communities, and to give back. It’s an exponential effect.”
Rachel Elginsmith, Chief Executive Officer
We believe that every child, regardless of their background, neighborhood, family income, or culture, deserves a quality education in a safe environment.
We offer the gift of education to the Bay Area’s poorest children, increasing their statistical chance of graduating high school from less than 75% to 98%. With your help we can continue to make that a reality.
How we are different
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, not merit.
Families choose the school that best fits their need - not The BASIC Fund.
We keep families together by including all siblings.
To provide stability for our families, we are committed to supporting each child through 8th grade.
To qualify for tuition assistance families need to meet the following requirements
At least one child from the family will be entering private school for the first time
The student will attend a registered private school in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma counties in the upcoming school year
The student meets all academic and other admission requirements of that school
The student will be entering PreK-8th Grade
The family must agree to pay a portion of the tuition, and participate in their children’s education
The family meets the following income eligibility guidelines
|Household Size||Maximum Annual Household Income|
|25% of Tuition||50% of Tuition||75% of Tuition|
Household Size includes you and all other family members living at your address for which you claim financial responsibility.
Household Income includes the total gross income of ALL household members.
* BASIC Fund eligibility guidelines are based on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) poverty guidelines effective March 1, 2022.
"I thank you for what you have done because you have given us something no one can ever take away: hope and the courage to strive to reach whatever we aspire to be."
-Tammia, a BASIC Fund alumna, and graduate from Ithaca College