Bonneville Education Foundation Changes
The BEF is currently undergoing changes in administration and processes. We appreciate your patience with extended response times, donation processing, and fund release requests. The best way to reach the BEF is by email at email@example.com.
In addition we have a new address. Please mail any and all donations or Education Foundation Business to: 3497 N Ammon Road. Idaho Falls, 83401. Thank you!
D93 District-Wide Donation Opportunities
Student Success by Design, One Donation at a Time
What is the Foundation? How does it work? Idaho Tax Credit? Can teachers donate?
How Does it Work?
Step by Step
What is the Foundation?
Bonneville Education Foundation History
The Bonneville Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Founded in 1992 by a group of involved community members committed to providing resources which foster a caring, challenging, technologically advanced and culturally enriched learning environment where D93 students could reach their full potential.
The Bonneville Education Foundation Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Live board meetings held in September, October, November, February, April, and May, at Bonneville Online Elementary School in the historic Telford School (2017 E 49 N, Idaho Falls) at 7:00 pm.
Idaho Tax Credit
More than a Deduction!
A donation to the Bonneville Education Foundation qualifies the donor for the 50% Idaho tax credit for "Donation to Idaho Educational Entities"
We encourage you to consult with a tax advisor to discuss your specific situation. Here are some links to Idaho tax forms, publications and legal information:
Idaho Tax Form 40 (see line 23)
Idaho Tax Form 39R (see Part E, Line 1)
Idaho Tax Form Instructions (see page 25)
Idaho Statute — Income tax credit for charitable contributions
Teachers Donate to Teachers
Donate to your own D93 school or classroom.
You can make a donation to the Bonneville Education Foundation and designate it for your own school/classroom. You can also sign up for payroll deduction so your monthly donation is deducted from your payroll check and credited to your classroom fund. Payroll deduction contribution form can be downloaded here.
Start Payroll Deduction
Who We Are
Bonneville Education Foundation Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Directors are individuals who live within District 93; each was recommended to the District 93 Board of Trustees by current Bonneville Education Foundation Directors.
They are volunteers whose responsibility is to ensure that entrusted funds from donors achieve the intended goal with maximum impact, while complying with state law and Federal IRS code.
Directors seek "to enhance the learning experience of students and to provide support for faculty members and administrators..." and " promote worthwhile endeavors which will enhance the educational experience of students." (BEF Bylaws, Article I: Purpose)
The Executive Committee leads the business affairs of the Bonneville Education Foundation and are elected by their fellow Foundation Directors to serve a three-year volunteer term.
The Executive Director and Foundation Clerk are full-time district employees who serve as part-time employees for the Foundation. They have non-voting positions on the Executive Committee.
The Superintendent appoints the District Business Manager/Chief Financial Officer to serve as an advisor to the Foundation as a non-voting member.
The Chairman of D93 Board of Trustees appoints one Board Member as liaison to the Board.
In 2016 the Directors voted to expand the size of the Board to allow for one representative from each school in District 93.
Advocate the needs of each school to the BEF Board. Liaisons are encouraged work with school principal, PTO, and teachers in order to understand the school's needs.
Advocate the use of the BEF by the principal, PTO, and teachers of the school. Aware of how BEF works, our liaisons share how to use the Foundation to reach fundraising goals.
Stay Up-to-Date with Bonneville Ed Foundation
Contact the Bonneville Education Foundation by email, phone, or stopping by the District Office.