pin lanyard picWE LOVE OUR STAFF! The success of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is in large part to the generosity and support of the staff of the Brainerd Public Schools. Last year, the BPS staff donated over $20,000 to BPSF in support of our mission!  THANK YOU!
CLICK HERE to see a list of staff who have donated annually for five or more years.  Each of these staff members were recognized for their support with a BPSF commemorative pin.

4A Grant Cycle NOW OPEN

4A Grant Cycle is NOW OPEN!
The Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the grant cycle for 2017/18 BPSF 4A Grants.  The Foundation has committed $35,000 of its funds to the 4A granting program this year.  In addition, we are excited to add an additional $5k in matching funds from a grant we co-wrote to NJPA for a new total of $40,000 for innovative projects! The Foundation is proud to sponsor innovative projects requested by Brainerd Public Schools educators that will enrich and enhance the fine education our students are receiving in our district.

Since 1996, BPSF has made over $200,000 in grants available to teachers for special projects that have had great impact on student learning.  These grants are funded through general donations, BPS staff campaign donations, the Big Event and other event proceeds, and five specifically endowed funds held with BPSF.  Click HERE for more information or to apply for funds!


Seeking BIG EVENT Sponsors & Auction Donors

Support us as we aim to raise $50k

BigEvent18-4C-LGWe are very excited to announce The Big Event, a celebration of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation that will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.  This is a volunteer organized event to celebrate our public schools and raise funds for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF). This year’s golf-themed fundraiser is anticipated to be another SELL-OUT EVENT, with 300+ attendees in our fifth year. The Big Event appeals to local residents as well as people from outside the area as the Brainerd alumni reach goes quite far.

JOINING US as a Big Event sponsor or auction contributor or will allow us to raise funds for 4A Grants and our new Dream Big initiative that is in the works.   We will have a live auction as well as an electronic silent auction throughout the evening.  Your support will be recognized in a couple of different ways.  CLICK HERE to review sponsorship levels.  If you choose to donate to the auction, we will include your name and the item donated in all programs related to the event. We sincerely thank you for your time and consideration.

Please join us in supporting our local schools!

Contact Jessica at the BPSF office for more information on how to become a BIG EVENT sponsor!

218-454-6923 or

Upcoming events

  • 03 Feb 2018

    The Big Event

    SAVE THE DATE for the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation’s 5TH ANNUAL BIG EVENT —filled with talent, music, food, incredible auction items…

Brainerd Public Schools FOUNDATION

The VISION of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is for the young people of the Brainerd Lakes Area to have the finest educational opportunities possible to enable all individuals to reach their full potential as learners, participants, citizens, artists, athletes and contributors to our community and the whole of society.

The MISSION of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation is to enhance opportunities for quality academics, arts, activities and athletics for the students of the Brainerd Public School District.

Class Funds – Scholarship or 4A Grants

The classes of 1945, 1946, 1954, and 1974 each have one in place.  Currently the Classes of 1967 and 1969 are both working to set up funds! SO EXCITING!

How does this work? The Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) has endowments established for this purpose.  The process is fairly simple.  As a class you choose your desired intention and sign a fund agreement.  Currently, our two fund options are: Scholarship Funds or start a 4A Grant Funds.  Scholarships are awarded annually in May at our Senior Recognition Night to graduating seniors. 4A Grants are designed to support the Arts, Academics, Athletics and Activities for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools. Brainerd Public Schools staff are encouraged to apply for funds to carry-out a unique or innovative program/project they want to facilitate that general operating dollars simply cannot support. 4A grants are awarded to school district staff and coaches in December of each year.   Donations are tax-deductible. Click here to DONATE online NOW or mail a check to:

804 Oak Street, Rm 209
Brainerd, MN 56401

Any questions contact BPSF’s Executive Director: Jessica at 218-454-6921 or