Frequently Asked Questions About the BHS Innovation Fund
What is the Innovation Fund?
The BHS Innovation Fund is a community-supported non-profit that provides funding for BHS faculty to develop new courses and programs that are innovative, interdisciplinary, and forward-thinking to prepare our students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Read more
Why is it important to BHS?
Funded initiatives are designed to improve academic achievement for all students at BHS. These courses and school-wide programs enrich the learning culture at BHS, prepare students for an increasingly global and complex world, and energize faculty by encouraging new curriculum development and experimentation. Read more
How does the process work?
Through an annual grant application process, faculty submit proposals to research and develop new innovative courses and programs that advance education and enhance the BHS school culture. Read more
Who supports the Innovation Fund?
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Innovation Fund is solely supported by contributions from parents, alumni, local businesses, and members of the community. All charitable gifts are tax-deductible. Read more
Does the Fund manage resources responsibly?
Absolutely – you can give with confidence. The Fund proudly holds a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a recognition of outstanding financial metrics based on substantial program investments, a healthy balance sheet, and trustworthy governance practices. We are committed to transparency, and our latest IRS Form 990 is readily available for donors seeking unbiased financial information. If you have any inquiries about our financial health and responsible stewardship of donor resources, please feel free to reach out to us. Give now
Can anyone get involved?
Yes. Our volunteers work in collaboration with the Fund’s Director, BHS administrators and faculty, and town officials to support the organization’s mission. We always seek new volunteers to participate or serve on committees. We also welcome all parents to attend our events throughout the year. Read more
Is this the same as the 21st Century Fund?
Yes. In the 2016-2017 academic year, the organization changed its name to the BHS Innovation Fund from the 21st Century Fund. Founded in 1998, the Fund has a long history of supporting curricular innovation at Brookline High School. Read more