Together We Make Good Things Happen

Who we are, what we do

The Polar Bear Foundation is 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

Will you make a splash?

Join the fun with our new Virtual Polar Plunge to raise money for grants, scholarships and more!

Make a donation online, and participate in some winter fun to show your Polar Pride. Go Bears!


$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. 

The matching grant from the RACP, must now be combined with additional local donations through the PBF, to move the District one step closer to installing the first artificial turf athletic field as well as needed improvements to Bostic Field.  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. 

The PBF is still in need of donations to the Turf Field Project to make sure we can help the School District cross the goal line and make these dreams a reality!
To learn more or to get involved, CONTACT US!
Good Things Happening Right Now
Musical receives NOW Grant

The PBF is proud to support Northern High School's first Digitally Streamed musical - Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

Visit the showtix website to purchase access to streaming tickets to see this classic show that the students have worked so hard together to make happen despite the pandemic.  The Northern stage will look different from years past with a newly resurfaced stage, limited sets, animated projections, and a cast that has done its best to socially distance and learn choreography that is as COVID friendly as we can possibly make it!  Now friends and family from far and near can watch the shows without leaving their living rooms!  Enjoy the show!!

March 12th & 13th at 7PM and March 14th at 3PM. 

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Golf Outing & Helicopter Ball Drop

Annual PBF Golf Outing has moved to a new season - spring!


Learn more or Register Now.

Stay tuned for details about an expanded silent auction and our 2nd annual Helicopter Ball Drop!

Doing Good in Difficult Times

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





Hooray, we're halfway!

Let's face it - this school year is challenging. We want our students and teachers to know that WE SEE THEIR GOOD WORK. We hope it provides some provides encouragement and joy.

PBF volunteers decorated school lobbies to celebrate the start of the 2nd semester.

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.
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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?

Make a gift today!

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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.​

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

Northern Elementary