BHEF funds a world class education in each of the five Beverly Hills public schools with financial support beyond what limited public sources provide. The Foundation bridges the community, civic leaders and businesses with our schools to assure academic, athletic and artistic excellence. The Foundation was established as a 501 © (3) non-profit corporation in 1978, as BHEF by concerned parents and community leaders. The first of its kind, The Foundation has become a national model for most school districts throughout the United States which have patterned their fund-raising programs after ours. The Foundation works diligently so that our children can have the kind of quality programming and exceptional teachers that have been the hallmark of a Beverly Hills public school education.