Together We Make Good Things Happen
We are dedicated to building a stronger Northern community by encouraging a broad based support for the investment in creative, innovative and exceptional opportunities for the Northern York County School District.
We are parents, alumni, current teachers, retired teachers, students, school administrators and community members. We are committed
to strengthening and supporting the entire Northern York County School District community.
Donate. Volunteer. Get Involved Today!
Reaching Toward the Future

$1.4 million state grant nudges the

Turf Field Project toward the goal line.

The Polar Bear Foundation is proud to share the good news of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) grant awarded to the school district. 

With the awarding of $1,419,032 from the RACP grant, as well as local donations through the Polar Bear Foundation, the District has now secured the necessary funding to move forward with improvements to Bostic Stadium, as well as the Turf Field Project.  LEARN MORE

​​​​​More about the Polar Bear Foundation Athletic Fund
 
The Athletic Fund provides donors the opportunity to direct their contributions into programs to enhance our athletic fields, equipment, supplies and opportunities. 
The first major project of the Athletic Fund is to raise money for the construction of a new turf field. 
To learn more or to get involved, CONTACT US!
Good Things Happening Right Now
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NOW Grants

 

NOW Grants were designed specifically with teachers in mind and in response to the unprecedented and ever-changing needs of this school year. 

Teachers - The PBF wants to help you get you what you

 

NEED,

 

allow you and your students to capitalize on new

 

OPPORTUNITIES,

 

and grant you classroom-related

 

WISHES!

 

APPLY NOW

     

What is the VISION TEAM?

 

What do our students need to face the future?

What kinds of awesome programs could we bring to Northern?

How can we inspire big ideas and aspirational thinking?

These are the questions being asked by members of our new Vision Team. Comprised of teachers, administrators, parents, and community leaders, this team is dreaming big on behalf of all of our children, and the NYCSD community.

Stay tuned to learn more about the priorities we've identified:

  • career readiness

  • emotional wellness

  • clubs and summer programs

  • greater understanding of and appreciation for diversity

 

Interested in learning more?  Contact us!

This school year is different.

Let's make it awesome.

 

Whether in-class or online our Northern community is facing this school year with strength and resilience.

The fundraising landscape is also different. The Polar Bear Foundation is dedicated to raising needed funds in a healthy, safe, responsible way.

Make a contribution today, from the comfort of your home, so we can continue to respond to what our schools need NOW.   

 

LEARN MORE

Doing Good in Difficult Times
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#GIVING TUESDAY 2020

Thank you for honoring our

Polar Bears with your gifts!

60+ Individual Donors!

100% PBF Board Participation!

 

Thanks to generous donors like you we doubled our #givingtueday goal of $1 per student, ($3155) and actually raised more than $6536 to support our schools.

Missed being part of the excitement?

You can still Give NOW.  

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Making the Best of 2020 - 2021
On the night before the first day of school PBF volunteers quietly delivered signs of encouragement and unity to each of our school buildings, administration office, and even on the square downtown!
We hope they serve as a source of joy and inspiration.
And the best part - now YOU can have one of these great Yard Signs too! Our first 200 Annual Campaign Donors will receive a Yard Sign as our THANK YOU gift. GIVE NOW
Launch Grants for NHS Seniors
In the spring of 2020 the PBF was proud to award twelve $500 Launch Grants directly to graduating seniors.
 
The grants were used for personal expenses to help the students transition to their next venture, whether it be college, trade school or entering the work force.
Thank you to our 2019-2020 Friend of the Foundation members for making these special grant awards possible!
We know more NHS seniors would benefit from these grants. Help us raise an additional $6000 to fund the grants in 2021.
DONATE TODAY
Our Annual Sponsors

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Corporate Sponsors!

For more information on becoming an Annual Sponsor of the Polar Bear Foundation, please click here.

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The Polar Bear Foundation

650 South Baltimore Street

Dillsburg, PA 17019

717.432.8691 ext. 1125

PBF@northernyork.org