• Notice

    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 bef@d93mail.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! 

  • Bonneville Education Foundation

    Supporting Student Success by Design, one donation at a time.

  • D93 District-Wide Donation Opportunities

    Student Success by Design, One Donation at a Time

    D93 Programs

    Special Services, Nutrition, FLIGHT, Pine Basin, Advanced Opportunities, GATE, and MORE!

    Teacher Mini-Grant

    Teachers know that one thing that can make all the difference.

    Donate to the annual grant opportunity.

    Senior Scholarship

    BEF currently offers 1 senior scholarship to each comprehensive high school, and one across the magnet high schools (TCHS, BOHS, LHS)


    With you, we can do more!


    Bonneville Education Foundation provides a donation vehicle through which patrons contribute money to schools and programs in Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 while receiving a generous tax benefit.

  • Questions? Answers.

    What is the Foundation? How does it work? Idaho Tax Credit? Can teachers donate?

    How Does it Work?

    Step by Step

    1. Donors decide which school, classroom, club, team, project, organization, etc. to support.  
    2. Donate online with the links provided or mail a check with a printed donation form.
    3. BEF emails donors a confirmation of receipt.
    4. BEF forwards the email notification to the Donor Recipient.
    5. The grateful recipient will know who to thank unless you request your donation be anonymous.
    6. Elementary schools--Monthly, the balances in BEF accounts are forwarded to your building.
    7. Middle/High Schools--Donor Recipients use the online form "Release of Dedicated Funds"
    8. At the end of the calendar year (Dec. 31) the Foundation prepares annual statements which will be sent to donors  by January 31 for your tax preparation convenience.

    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


    Example Tax Benefit Scenarios

    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.


    More information for D93 teachers 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.

    Liaison Position Description


    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.


  • Other Grant$

    Grant Opportunities for D93 Staff

    STEM Funding

    Click on links below

    Safety Grants

    Click on links below

    Equipment & Facilities

    Click on links below

  • BEF News

    Stay Up-to-Date with Bonneville Ed Foundation

    February 6, 2019
    Jan. 16, 2019: I just wanted to thank the BEF for the grant that I received. I used the grant to purchase books to teach classes and student social skills. I have already used multiple books to teach groups and individuals. The lessons have been very impactful. Thanks for making it possible....
    September 12, 2018
    PTO Presidents,   The Bonneville Education Foundation (BEF) want you to be aware of a great opportunity for your patrons to donate to your school either online or on paper. This is a tax deductible donation through the BEF. The donor can donate to a specific teacher, the PTO, a school project or...
    July 13, 2018 · D93,Donation,Patrons
    Dear Stakeholder in Bonneville Joint District 93 Educational Success: As a prominent community member we recognize you have a vested interest in the success of the students of District 93. Annually we offer Teacher Mini-Grants to provide that "one thing" the teacher decides she needs to make...
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  • Help for School Liaisons

    Thank you for volunteering to advocate for the needs of your school!

  • Contact Us

    Contact the Bonneville Education Foundation by email, phone, or stopping by the District Office.

    Bonneville School District No. 93 Office, Bonneville Education Foundation Clerk, 3497 N Ammon Road, Idaho Falls, ID 83401
    Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM
    Please use email at this time--Board is in transition.
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