The Batesville community started BCEF.

The Batesville Community Education Foundation was established to provide additional funding for innovative learning opportunities that go beyond the basics in academics, athletics, and the arts in the Batesville public schools, enhancing the educational environment for all students.

Started in 2007-08, the foundation has grown from a small volunteer organization of concerned individuals to a registered non-profit partner of the Batesville schools, with a dedicated staff and proven board leadership.