Our Vision and Mission:
The Bemidji 31 Education Foundation Fund has a vision to enhance the educational experience of students in Bemidji Area Schools.
Our mission is to provide resources for classroom academic activities and create community partnerships in a lasting and sustainable effort.

Many other school districts in Minnesota have partner foundations or organizations whose purpose is to assist those districts in meeting their academic goals.

While Bemidji is blessed with many smaller groups full of people that do great work (PTO’s, booster clubs, student organizations, BEA, etc.) we do not have an organization that is equivalent to those of our peers.

With the help of Chris Lienen and the great folks at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation a small group has formed and was able to remodel an existing fund such that the process can begin to build one of these organizations. We have named our group the Bemidji 31 Education Foundation Fund.

Donate: If you would like to make a donation to the foundation fund you can do so by following this link (Note: This link takes you away from the ISD 31 web site):


Grant Application:
PLEASE take the time to apply for this grant (closes 12/11/2020).

Download Click here for grant application

Committee Members:
Jeff Haack jeff_haack@isd31.net
Taylor Eck taylor_eck@isd31.net
Ann Long-Voelkner ann.long-voelkner@usda.gov
Tom Schwartz bjigolfr@paulbunyan.net
Peter Bahr peter_bahr@isd31.net
Carol Johnson carol_johnson@isd31.net