The mission of the District 112 Foundation is to enrich the lives of students in Eastern Carver County Schools by empowering staff and engaging our community. Our vision is to ignite generous hearts and unite communities to help each student reach their full potential.
Who We Are
The District 112 Foundation was created more than 30 years ago by a group of concerned and dedicated parents, local businesses, and school personnel to meet the need of students as government funding for public education decreased. Collaborating with Eastern Carver County Schools, the Foundation strives to address critical funding needs and secure private funding solutions to help our school district continue to stand among the top school districts in Minnesota in regards to innovation and excellence.
What We Do
The District 112 Foundation has three primary focus areas. Twice each school year, the Foundation awards grants to teachers for classroom and/or school-wide projects that foster both innovation and excellence for students. Since 2004, the Foundation has awarded more than $183,000 in funding for classroom grants.
The Foundation also annually recognizes Excellence in Education with our Teacher of the Year award. This award celebrates innovative teachers in pursuit of the best possible public education for students in our district. The Teacher of the Year is honored annually at our Excellence in Education awards ceremony and is gifted a grant that will allow them to continue be innovative in their teaching in the classroom to foster excellence in our students.
Last, but certainly not least, the Foundation supports a wide variety of student educational needs and experiences not met elsewhere. The focus is on the direct benefit of the student and may include providing weekend food to make sure a student’s nutritional needs are being met or ensuring that a student with limited financial means is able to have internet connectivity at home to complete homework. It is the Foundation’s belief that lack of financial ability should never prevent a worthy student from following their dreams and participating in the same things as their peers.
The District 112 Foundation believes in investing in our students, our teachers, and our future. Your financial support sends a powerful message to our students and teachers that you see them, they matter, and you believe in ensuring excellence in education for each and every student in our district, regardless of their background or their abilities.
Learn more about the District 112 Foundation at www.district112foundation.org.