BCF is privately funded and makes grants only to partner organizations. Our student scholarships are only granted at Impact Academy in Hayward, California, Burlingame High School, and through our partnership with Peninsula Bridge.
If you want to help deserving students, and create more equity and social justice in the world, please consider making a donation to one of our worthy partner organizations.
RAICES - The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services
RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. With legal services, social programs, bond assistance, and an advocacy team focused on changing the narrative around immigration in this country, RAICES is operating on the national frontlines of the fight for immigration rights.
Peninsula Bridge supports low-income students by preparing and supporting them academically for success in middle school, high school, and beyond. Emphasis is also placed on the social-emotional well being of every young person, in order to help them realize and achieve their dreams.
BCF provides grants for Peninsula Bridge's general programming and offers both student internships and career days at Arcus Biosciences.
Sunsar Maya After-School Program in Nepal
Holistic, Child-Centered STEAM After-School Program: The Sunsar Maya After-School Program is a new approach to learning in Nepal. The ASP provides daily tutoring, art and music classes, regular health check-ups, and daily nutritious meals, all in a safe and loving environment. It's a one of a kind program working with the most vulnerable and orphaned children near Katmandu, Nepal.
uAspire provides students with the skills and assistance to file the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). While federal and state financial aid is very helpful for low-income students, the Bella Charitable Foundation (BCF) provides scholarships to fill in the student aid gap in order to make college affordable.
The Experiment is the most experienced provider of summer abroad programs for high school students. For 87 years, our immersive programs have allowed participants to authentically explore the world while developing enduring friendships through cultural experiences and homestays, leaving a lasting impact on their lives.
Mercy High School, Burlingame
We provide partial scholarships for hard working, motivated young women to attend this private college preparatory school. Mercy offers small classrooms where teachers help each young woman reach their greatest potential intellectually and personally. Students are challenged academically and may participate in a variety of co-curricular programs.
Go Inspire Go
Go Inspire Go is a multimedia platform to GO get INSPIRED and GO activate the TRUE YOU and find that thing you’re curious about — the thing that excites you. Our goal is to help others seek, find, embrace and share beauty — in all forms — to make the world a better place and, of course, to have FUN.
Integral Yoga Institute - Mindfulness & Yoga at Mission High School
Integral Yoga Institute and Bella CF support a Mindfulness and Yoga Training Program at the Mission High School.
Teen Talking Circles
In 1993, Linda Wolf and K. Wind Hughes came together to write a book to help their daughters and other girls navigate their teen years.To collect data, they formed the first Girl's Talking Circle with teens from Bainbridge Island and Suquamish, WA. This became The Daughters Sisters Project. The 21 girls in the original circle insisted that they continue beyond the initial 10-weeks and circled for 2 more years. Also, a series of GenderTalks Circles took place, out of which a weekly Boys Talking Circle was created. After the release of Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun: Young Women and Mentors on the Transition to Womanhood, hundreds of people wanted to know how to start a circle in their community. To meet this demand, we held our first Teen Talking Circle Facilitator's Training in 1998 and officially became Teen Talking Circles in 2001. Since then, we have trained more than 500 adults, bringing effective circling to communities across the country and internationally, and specifically to give teens a safe space to tell the truth.
Independence High School, San Francisco
Bella CF supports the teachers training to implement Project Wayfinder at Independence High School, an alternative high school that offers individualized learning structure and support to create the conditions for students to become self- determined learners who find success in school, career and beyond.