The Education Fund

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

History of the Education Fund

Educational programming is a primary mission of the Blackhawk Museum since its opening in 1988. Since 1991, the Blackhawk Museum’s Education 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 has been a major contributor to the Education Fund with the Matching Funds Grant has made more than $100,000 in matching gift donations to the Fund. From 2015-2019, for all donations to the Blackhawk Museum’s Education & Transportation Fund, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, the Patricia R. Behring Foundation matched the donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000 annually.

Impact

From the Fall of 1991 through the end of the school year June 2018, a total of 201,211 students ranging from ‘K’ through ’12’ will have visited the Blackhawk Museums through our funded Educational Programs.

The Blackhawk Museum’s Transportation Program is available to all schools in Contra Costa County, Alameda County, and under-served and target schools in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley.