allow teachers to bring innovative and engaging learning opportunities to their students
provide financial support to seniors as they embark on their future academic or career plans
enhance the standard, core curriculum with important art, music, and extracurricular activities
gives past students a way to stay connected and give back to Bristol Virginia's next generation
Imagine a community that invested in the next generation.
We envision a less-burdened Bristol, Virginia
We envision a Bristol, Virginia that is full of inspired, passionate, and successful young adults who contribute to the community through business, philanthropy, and service. We envision a Bristol, Virginia with hundreds of businesses and nonprofits that are less burdened because our Virginia High School graduates are supporting them.
Match your resources to our initiatives
We are searching for partners who believe that investing in our school system is an incredible opportunity to alleviate the many burdens facing our families in Bristol, Virginia. If you are a change-maker who wants to...
Support a cause that aligns with your values
Build strong connections within our community
Make a positive impact for generations to come
...we would love to meet you! We are seeking partners who will invest both money and time into the lives of our students.
About the BVPS Education Foundation
We cultivate resources and relationships that uplift our schools, support our teachers, and inspire brilliance in our students. Through impactful grant, scholarship, enrichment, and alumni initiatives, we ensure that every student has an opportunity to shine and contribute to our community’s prosperity.
We are committed to holistically serving the BVPS system as an autonomous support organization with programs at the individual, classroom, school, and system-wide levels funded through individual contributions and community partnerships.
We share these values with our partners:
Empowerment: We unlock potential by providing direct access to resources that uplift schools, support teachers, and allow students to reach new heights.
Engagement: We create connections with engaged Bearcat alumni and local businesses, fostering a network of support that fuels Bristol's prosperity.
Impact: We ignite bright futures through impactful grant, scholarship, enrichment, and alumni programs, so every student has a chance to shine.
Past Board Chair
Susan Morton Leonard
Sheriff Tyrone Foster
given to teachers
given to seniors
Statistics updated April 2023
given to enrichment
2023 VHS Senior Scholarship Winners
Education Foundation Scholarship
Rex Gearhart Memorial Scholarship
John Iskra Math Scholarship
2023 BVPS Classroom Grant Awards
Aria Asbury, Van Pelt Elementary
Educational Beautification: Murals
Christina Taylor, All Grades
Darla Williams, Virginia High School
Cooking Lessons for Functional Curriculum
Jessica Jacobsen, Highland View
Kristy James, K-2 District Wide
Hands on Math Mastery
Edu Protocols, Virginia Middle School
Samantha Beaird & Karen Cross
Outdoor Sensory Classroom, Van Pelt Elementary
Urban Garden, Virginia High School