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Frequent Questions

This section is a compilation of answers to the questions most commonly asked by our teachers and staff, donors, and community members. Just start by following one of the links below. If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  1. Our organization is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that exists to support the students and teachers of Bennington Public Schools through strategic programming and partnerships. We aim to enrich teaching, inspire learning, maximize opportunities and promote excellence in education for all students. For a list of specific programs and services we provide, visit 'The Need' section.

  2. We’re always on the lookout for individuals like you wanting to get involved. Visit our 'Get Involved' section to find out ways to donate or volunteer.

  3. We have a responsibility to our community and our donors to work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization to the benefit of students, teachers, and schools of our District. We release a report annually indicating where your funds go each year through our programming. You can also look through 'The Need' section to see the specifics about each program.

    It's also important to note we are a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, which means your donations are tax-deductible by the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor.

  4. The Foundation's online scholarship application enables seniors to apply for over 30 post-secondary scholarships from the Foundation AND Community organizations. Visit the 'Scholarships' page under 'Get Assistance' > 'Student & Family Resources' for all information regarding scholarships. The application is open annually from Dec 1–Feb 1.

  5. We offer 2 programs specifically tailored to help teachers and staff fund projects or innovative classroom enhancements beyond the District's budget: Classroom Grants and Project/One-Time Funding. Please visit our 'Get Assistance' section to find 'Teacher & Administrator Resources Tab' to learn more about these options and their guidelines.

  6. Notify your school principal of the student's need, and they can submit a request form for the funding of basic need items like winter coat, eyeglasses, school lunch, graduation cap/gown, etc.

  7. Please visit the All Star Kids page under 'Get Assistance' > 'Student & Family Resources'.

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Our Impact This Year

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