Bellevue LifeSpring

By addressing a child’s basic needs, Bellevue LifeSpring helps students focus on their education and break the cycle of poverty. Their wraparound approach includes the programs and services for food, clothing, education and emergency assistance.


Bellevue Schools Foundation

The Bellevue Schools Foundation provides essential community support for the Bellevue School District.  An independent, private, non-profit organization, the Bellevue Schools Foundation promotes and helps fund the best possible learning opportunities for all students in the Bellevue School District.  As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation raises funds to help pay for an array of programs that support student learning and provide training opportunities for teachers.  For more than 30 years, the Foundation has gathered a wide range of parents, community leaders, and other volunteers to focus support and funding for quality public education in Bellevue.


Eastside Pathways

Eastside Pathways is a nonprofit organization utilizing a collective impact approach to address the needs of Bellevue students from cradle to career. A partnership of many organizations and individuals, Eastside Pathways helps to coordinate projects to improve school readiness, creating engaging summer and extended learning opportunities, supporting good attendance, and enhancing career readiness opportunities.

Founded in 2011, the goal of Eastside Pathways is to help each student achieve a productive and fulfilling life. Eastside Pathways’ partnership includes the Bellevue School District, the City of Bellevue, social service nonprofits, community based organizations, parent groups, businesses, funders, families, and youth.


Jubilee REACH

Jubilee REACH is a non-profit focused on Relationships, Education, Assistance Community and Hospitality, serving the deeper needs of students and families in Bellevue School District through a commitment to Love, Listen, Learn, build relationships and earn trust. Site Coaches build community in and around our schools through a collaborative of wrap-around services, activities and athletics ensuring every child is known, loved, affirmed, belongs and believes they can achieve their academic and personal potential.


How Can I Help?

We thank you for inquiring about how to support the students and families of our Bellevue School District community. At this time, we are asking that financial donations be given directly to our partner organizations. Each of these organizations provide direct support to BSD families with food and/or emergency assistance.

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food at a family connections center

BSD Family Connections Centers: Providing Support to Students and Families

Family Connections Centers have long been an important part of the Bellevue School District. A team of 12 work collaboratively to ensure that students have what they need to succeed in the classroom. That work often includes partnering with other staff at schools, such as counselors, and working with parents and guardians, as well as other organizations and community partners.Read More

part of the Tzu Chi Charity team poses for a photo in front of one of BSD's Family Connection Centers

BSD Family Connections Centers: Thank You to Our Community Partners

The Bellevue School District’s Family Connections Centers (FCCs) have received an outpouring of support since the beginning of the pandemic. “We are going through this as a community – and we are a strong community,” says Melissa Slater, Equity Project Leader and National Board Program Coordinator as well as BSD’s Family Connections Centers coordinator. While Bellevue is generally perceived as a wealthy community without a population in need of support, there are many families in Bellevue in need of support and the need is growing in the face of the ongoing pandemic.Read More

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Gift Ensures Better Outcomes for Students

The Bellevue Schools Foundation recently announced the Sherry Ladd Endowment for Teacher Development. This generous gift of $500,000 from a family Foundation, managed by Ladds’s husband and two brothers, will be used to encourage and support National Board Certification for teachers in the Bellevue School District by paying for certification costs not covered by BSD or BSF.Read More

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Bellevue School District Receives $160,000 Grant from Bellevue City Council

On August 18, 2020, as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, the City of Bellevue’s Human Services Commission voted to approve grants to four nonprofit agencies meeting the city’s eligibility criteria to address food insecurity, including $160,000 to Bellevue School District. The district will use the grant to distribute food and supplies for basic needs through the Family Connection Centers.Read More

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Schools Donate 12,089 Pounds of Food to Hopelink

The Bellevue School District has found ways to give back to the community both during the holiday season and beyond. Throughout the school year we have 11 elementary schools that participate in the EPA Northwest’s Food-Share program. The program allows students to set aside food they have not eaten during lunch such as fruit, milk and packaged vegetables.Read More

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.