Direct Support for Schools
On an annualized basis, the initiative provided an average of $86,547 per school. By Year Four, this was reduced to $78, 250. Of that sum:
$18,000 supported the Israel Education Coordinator (12 hours per week).
$ 5,000 supported the Israel education consulting in the schools.
$ 1,250 went to stipends supporting teacher participation in professional development (each coordinator received a $1,000 honorarium for participating in the Community of Practice).
$53,250 were allocated, on average, per school each year for Israel educational activities. These funds were allocated on a per student basis (about $300 per student per year).
By Year 4, the school communities were matching the Foundation’s contributions to their schools on nearly a 1:1 basis. These investments came from several sources, chiefly:
- Parents of students participating in Israel travel;
- Donors supporting Israel education activities;
- Tuition fees.
While 64% of BASIS funding went directly to the schools, 36% supported the communal scaffolding led by the central agency. During years 1-3, this totaled about $500,000 per year. By the final year, communal scaffolding expenses totaled about $415,000. Those funds supported these central agency activities and roles:
- BASIS Director (leading and managing the initiative and providing educational expertise)
- Educational specialists: