Our Education Foundation
The vision of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation is that BBNC shareholders will reach their potential, assume key roles, direct our future and ensure continued success.
To provide support for and encourage shareholders to pursue educational opportunities and to promote and preserve cultural heritage.
Supporting shareholder education since 1986, BBNC's total endowment to the Foundation is $7,100,000 through March 2014. The Education Foundation board and staff have also raised over $1 million for scholarships since December 1999. Established as a nonprofit organization in 1992, contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible.
Since 1986, the Foundation has awarded over 2,500 higher and vocational education scholarships worth more than $3,500,000. The Foundation also provides scholarships to shareholders pursuing short-term vocational education training to assist with employment or promotion opportunities upon completion.