Success Begins with a Great Foundation

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Invest in Opportunities.

Since 1990, the Blount County Education Foundation (BCEF) has succeeded by delivering needed educational tools to students and teachers in all county schools. Core to the BCEF is the mini-grant program, typically funding more than 30 mini-grants each school year. BCEF is run by an all-volunteer staff with no paid employees. 100% of all donations go to the Blount County Schools. What that means is that every penny of your donated money goes to help students.

12,000 Students Need Your Help…. Now More Than Ever.

Students in the Blount County School System are facing even greater needs in these uncertain economic times. The school system is being asked to do more with less. Families and teachers are hard pressed to meet the needs of the children. Donations to the BCEF support a variety of programs in the Blount County School System including those below. Benefits extend beyond the students, classrooms and schools. Indeed, there are many benefits to donors as well.


A BCEF cornerstone puts educational programs into classrooms that otherwise wouldn’t be available. Over the past two decades, The Blount County Education Foundation (BCEF) has provided funding for computers, projectors, SMART Boards and Promethean Boards, document cameras, scientific and math calculators, supplemental classroom materials, science lab equipment, art and music education materials, etc. Last school year, BCEF funded $100,000 in mini-grants in our twenty-one schools!

Love Your School Library

Puts book where students learn – in the classroom, or the school library! With 21 school libraries, there is ample space on the shelf for your donation.

School Supplies

Pencils, paper and all the tools to help students in need.

Honor a Teacher

Donate in the name of a deserving teacher for his/her dedication to students.

Our Mission

Enhancing excellence in education for the children of the Blount County School system.

Join Us

Join your friends, family and our community’s corporate partners in raising the educational bar for more than 12,000 students in Blount County Schools! With generous support from individuals and corporations, The Blount County Education Foundation (BCEF) is putting tools and programs directly into classrooms of all 21 county schools. Mini grants for innovative classroom programs, more books for school libraries and providing basic school supplies are just a sampling of how the BCEF is investing in education.