Children’s Education and Transportation Fund

The Blackhawk Museum’s Education & Transportation Fund reimburses schools for the cost of school bus transportation that request it in order to be able to visit the Museum.

History of the Children's Education and Transportation Fund

Educational programming is a primary mission of the Blackhawk Museum since its opening in 1988. Since 1991, the Blackhawk Museum’s Education & Transportation Fund has reimbursed schools for the cost of school bus transportation that request it in order to be able to visit the Museum.

The Patricia R. Behring Foundation with the Matching Funds Grant has made more than $100,000 in matching gift donations to the Blackhawk Museum’s Education & Transportation Fund. For all donations to the Blackhawk Museum’s Education & Transportation Fund, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, the Patricia R. Behring Foundation matches the donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000 annually for four years.

Impact

From the Fall of 1991 through the end of the school year June 2016, a total of 189,000 students ranging from ‘K’ through ’12’ will have visited the Blackhawk Museums through our funded Educational Programs.

The Blackhawk Museums Transportation Program is available to all schools in Contra Costa County, Alameda County, and underserved and target schools in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley.