Education foundation receives STEM, arts and wellness grants

BEND, Ore. - The Education Foundation for Bend–La Pine Schools announced Friday it has received a generous $5,000 grant from Brooks Resources Corporation towards STEM classroom grants and a supportive $2,000 Arts & Wellness grant from US Bank. 

Additionally, Eric Meslow of Tualatin-based Timbercon Inc. donated $2,000 to purchase a Spheros Robotics Kit for Bend-La Pine schools. 

“We are so thankful for the continued support of Brooks Resources and US Bank for our Classroom Grants program that benefit all BLSD students.  The funding by Eric Meslow for another Spheros Robotics kit will help engage our students in STEM even further, by learning to write code and understand programming from elementary to high school.” said Michelle Johnson, Executive Director of the Education Foundation.

The Education Foundation provides financial resources and tools to teachers with an emphasis on STEM projects as well as art and music programs. The Foundation’s work affects the greater population of 18,000 students and 2000 educators equitably within the Bend-La Pine school district. To make a donation or find out more about the Education Foundation, contact Michelle Johnson, Executive Director, (541) 355-5660,

About the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools

The Education Foundation, founded in 1988, prepares District students for success and future through exceptional educational and extracurricular activities.  The Foundation secures funds to provide tools for teachers to enhance formal learning as well as providing needs based activity fee scholarships to ensure participation in sports and club activities. For more information, contact Michelle Johnson, Executive Director, (541) 355-5660, or email

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