Perspectives, Inc.


At their spring 2017 meeting, the RMSFF board of trustees awarded 85 grants for a total of over $4.9 million in grants to be paid in 2017 and succeeding years to programs in the Education Focus area.


Below are some spring 2017 board-approved grantees ...
Organization Name Organization Website State Program Officer
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy FL Geier, Mary Beth
BestPrep MN Friederichs, Marla
Bethel University MN Hoeppner, Steve
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc. FL Geier, Mary Beth
Bolder Options MN Friederichs, Marla
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities MN Dunker, Barb
Catholic Partnership Schools NJ Hoeppner, Steve
Catholic Schools Early Childhood Program   MN Hoeppner, Steve
Church of the Assumption MN Hoeppner, Steve
Close Gaps by 5 (formerly Parent Aware for School Readiness) MN Friederichs, Marla
College of Saint Benedict MN Hoeppner, Steve
COMPAS MN Friederichs, Marla
Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) MN Keffer, Charlie
Cookie Cart MN Halverson, Linda
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MN  Dienhart, Mark
Dunwoody College of Technology MN Friederichs, Marla
First Children's Finance MN Webster, Kelly
Florida Southwestern State College Foundation, Inc. FL Geier, Mary Beth
Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. FL Dienhart, Mark
Friends of Foster Children, SWFL FL Geier, Mary Beth
Genesys Works - Twin Cities MN Keffer, Charlie
Grace Place for Children and Families FL Geier, Mary Beth
Greater Naples YMCA FL Geier, Mary Beth
Guadalupe Center FL  Geier, Mary Beth
H20 for Life MN Friederichs, Marla
Hiawatha Academies MN Hoeppner, Steve
Hope Academy MN Hoeppner, Steve
Hospitality House Youth Development MN Keffer, Charlie
Jewish Community Center of the Greater St. Paul Area MN Friederichs, Marla
Jewish Community Relations Council MN Zumwinkle, Mike
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida FL Dienhart, Mark
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc. MN Zumwinkle, Mike
Kids 'n Kinship MN Mankowski, Donna
Kids In Need Foundation MN Dunker, Barb
KIPP Minnesota MN Friederichs, Marla
La Oportunidad MN Keffer, Charlie
Leadership Collier Foundation FL Geier, Mary Beth
MacPhail Center for Music MN Webster, Kelly
Marco Island Charter Middle School FL Geier, Mary Beth
Minnesota Council on Economic Education MN Hoeppner, Steve
Minnesota Historical Society MN Zumwinkle, Mike
Minnesota Independent School Forum MN Hoeppner, Steve
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum MN Friederichs, Marla
Minnesota Literacy Council MN Keffer, Charlie
Naples Botanical Garden FL McLean, Meredith
Naples Zoo, Inc. FL Dienhart, Mark
Newgate School MN Zumwinkle, Mike
Northern Voices MN Webster, Kelly
Opportunity for All Kids (OAK) MN Hoeppner, Steve
PACE Center for Girls, Collier County FL Geier, Mary Beth
PACE Center for Girls, Lee County FL Geier, Mary Beth
Park Square Theatre MN Hoeppner, Steve
Perspectives, Inc. MN Keffer, Charlie
Philanthropy Roundtable DC Dienhart, Mark
Pillsbury United Communities MN Friederichs, Marla
Playworks Minnesota MN Zumwinkle, Mike
Plymouth Christian Youth Center MN Dienhart, Mark
Prodeo Academy MN Friederichs, Marla
Reading Partners MN Allar, Berit
Roots for the Home Team MN Halverson, Linda
Saint Paul Police Foundation MN Friederichs, Marla
Search Institute MN Hoeppner, Steve
SKY Family YMCA FL Geier, Mary Beth
SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation MN Friederichs, Marla
St. John's University MN Hoeppner, Steve
St. Olaf College MN Webster, Kelly
Summit Academy OIC MN Friederichs, Marla
The Able Trust (Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation FL McLean, Meredith
The Center for Education Reform DC Hoeppner, Steve
The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library MN Hoeppner, Steve
The Loppet Foundation   Dienhart, Mark
The Works MN Dunker, Barb
Think Small   Zumwinkle, Mike
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Dienhart, Mark
Urban Squash Twin Cities MN Dunker, Barb
Vail Christian High School CO Friederichs, Marla
Voyageur Outward Bound School MN Friederichs, Marla
Wallin Education Partners MN Friederichs, Marla
Way to Grow MN Friederichs, Marla
Women Venture MN Halverson, Linda
Youth Frontiers MN Hoeppner, Steve
YMCA of the Twin Cities MN Dienhart, Mark

This is NOT a complete list of Education grantees. If you have questions please email Linda Halverson.