The BJHS Foundation is affiliated with the North Valley Community Foundation

240 Main Street

Suite 260

Chico, CA  95928

Contact Alexa Valavanis, Executive Director, for information (530) 892-1150, ext. 28

Bidwell Junior High Foundation

2376 North Avenue

Chico, CA 95928


The Bidwell Junior High School Foundation is an independent organization separate from Bidwell Junior High School. Our motto is“Helping Students Pursue Success”.  The Foundation’s mission is to establish resources for the enhancement of academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular learning opportunities.  Our goal is to support teachers and staff in their efforts to provide the best learning experience for all Bidwell students.

Over the years, funds available to classroom teachers for basic supplies, materials, and equipment have continued to shrink.  The Foundation was established in 2005 in an effort to help address this chronic problem.  By law, students cannot be required to purchase any supplies and materials for school. Even though many teachers spend their own money to purchase supplies, classrooms often go without needed materials and equipment.

Your generous donations have helped bridge this budgetary gap in support of innovative educational opportunities and will continue to do so in the future.  We thank you.