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.