Vision Statement


The Bear Valley Education Foundations optimal goal is to support the educational needs of the Alpine County children. We provide financial resources and funding needed to allow extra programs that create understanding of the workings of nature, science and art, while building a heightened sense of discovery, self-esteem, creativity, athleticism, and individuality. With the assistance of our foundation alongside the Alpine County Unified School District we strive to create well-rounded young citizens who are well equipped to be successful in life. When exposing children to traditional education combined with creative programs and learning tools emphasizing nature, science, art and technology, they will be more holistically equipped to succeed as contributing members of their community. Thanks to the unique geographical setting in which the school is located, the class room floors extend into the mountains, river, lakes, and forests. Our purpose is to create a classroom setting in which the ceilings are as limitless as the sky, the sun, and the stars.


Not only do we need to close the gap between public funding and the operational cost per student, but we also have startup expenses including but not limited to the following:

  • 501C3 Filing & Application

  • Name Amendment change

  • Marketing

  • Web Design

  • Annual fees

  • Rack Card

  • Workshops

  • Community Outreach

  • Materials

  • Fundraisers

  • Grants

  • Schools Supplies

All donations that come in will be used directly for these expenses. Please mail all donations to:

Bear Valley Education Foundation
Attn: Lauren Schimke 
PO Box 5163 
Bear Valley, CA 95223

All donations are tax exempt and a letter can be provided upon request.