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Phone: 415 986 5650
268 Bush Street, No. 2717
San Francisco
California 94104
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Target demographics: K-8 grade children of low-income families

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 4,000 children in the Bay Area

Geographic areas served: All Nine Counties in the San Francisco Bay Area

Programs: access to quality options in private and parochial education

The BASIC Fund (Bay Area Scholarships for Inner-City Children) is a privately funded program whose mission is to broaden the educational opportunities for inner-city children by helping low-income families afford the cost of tuition at private schools in the Bay Area.
Since 1998 we have changed the lives of over 17,000 children and their families with scholarships totaling over $70MM.

Over 94% of our BASIC Fund Scholars go on to graduate from high school.

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Our Lady of Loretto School's families have received the very generous support of the Basic Fund for many years. The financial support our families receive allows them to continue with their desire and dedication towards a quality Catholic education for their children. Carmen and all her support ... more »
The B.A.S.I.C. Fund has not only supported 5 of my children through school, they have come alongside hundreds of others in our school. Their heart to make private education accesible to those who can not aford it is inspiring. They habve ben a friend to my school and my family... more »
My name Sharon Anderson and I am the principal of Patten Academy. Our school has been extremely blessed to know the folks at Basic Fund. Patten Academy serves the Fruitvale Community right in the heart of Oakland. We are committed to work with our young people to be an influence in their lives ... more »
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