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 …
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Naples Botanical Garden
BestPrep Naples Zoo, Inc.
Bethel University Newgate School
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc. Opportunity for All Kids (OAK)
Bolder Options PACE Center for Girls, Collier County
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities PACE Center for Girls, Lee County
Catholic Partnership Schools Perspectives, Inc. 
Close Gaps by 5 (formerly Parent Aware for School Readiness) Philanthropy Roundtable
College of Saint Benedict Pillsbury United Communities
COMPAS Playworks Minnesota
Cookie Cart Plymouth Christian Youth Center
Dunwoody College of Technology Prodeo Academy
First Children’s Finance Reading Partners
Florida Southwestern State College Foundation, Inc. Roots for the Home Team
Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Saint Paul Police Foundation
Friends of Foster Children, SWFL SKY Family YMCA
Genesys Works – Twin Cities SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation
Grace Place for Children and Families St. John’s University
H20 for Life Summit Academy OIC
Hiawatha Academies The Able Trust (Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation
Hope Academy The Center for Education Reform
Hospitality House Youth Development The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library
Jewish Community Center of the Greater St. Paul Area The Loppet Foundation
Jewish Community Relations Council The Works
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Think Small
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc. University of Minnesota Foundation
Kids ‘n Kinship Vail Christian High School
Kids In Need Foundation Voyageur Outward Bound School
KIPP Minnesota Wallin Education Partners
Leadership Collier Foundation Way to Grow
Marco Island Charter Middle School Women Venture
Minnesota Council on Economic Education Youth Frontiers
Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Independent School Forum
Minnesota Literacy Council

This is NOT a complete list of Education grantees. If you have questions please email Linda Halverson. If you’d like to learn more about these grantees, click on their live link above.